Blind Rivet Types

Materials Index

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STANDARD

The most common and widely used rivet range, available in dome head, countersunk and large flange head types. Available in many materials, it is used in a multitude of industries such as aerospace, automotive, rail, HVAC, white goods, electronics, DIY and general engineering.

MULTIGRIP

Similar to a standard rivet, but with an even wider grip range - ideal to reduce inventory. Only four sizes cover a thickness range of 0.5mm to 24mm. Best suited for use with soft materials, plastics and thin sheet metal. Particularly useful in secondary or irregular holes. They are used for the same applications as standard rivets, as well as roofing, windows, cladding and construction.

SEALED*

Sealed rivets provide 100% mandrel tension and eliminate any leakage of liquids or gases. This style of rivet is best suited where a moisture or pressure-tight seal is required. They are most commonly used in white goods, electrical enclosures, indoor and outdoor electronic signs, automotive, aerospace, rail and HVAC. *Incorrect hole preparation will result in failure of sealing properties.

STRUCTURAL (JRP LOCK)

Specifically designed to meet applications where high shear and tensile strengths are required in the most demanding of applications. Structural rivets offer high clamping properties to assist with moisture and pressure type applications. Quick and easy to install, they offer fastening longevity. Structural rivets are used in a multitude of industries such as aerospace, rail, HVAC, white goods, electronics, commercial vehicles and general engineering.

PEEL (SPECIALIST)

Comparable to multigrip, the peel rivet spreads the load and fastening strength over a wide area, making them suitable for use in soft materials such as plastics, PVCu, and thin sheet metal. Again, they can be used in oversized holes with a wide grip range and can be set easily in confined spaces. They are predominantly used in the glazing industry, but can also be used in roofing, cladding and insulation.

GROOVED (SPECIALIST)

Ideally suited for fixing metal to wood, plastic, cement and brick. The grooved rivet body is designed to ‘bite’ into the material upon setting. They are most commonly used in flight cases, plastic cases and construction.

LOAD SPREAD (SPECIALIST)

Similar to multigrip and peel rivets, load spread rivets are particularly suited to softer materials and thin sheet metals. They offer a wide grip range with excellent load spread setting and a mandrel locking system. They are used predominantly in modular buildings, portable wash facilities and plastic pallet and storage solutions.

LOAD SPREAD WITH WASHER (SPECIALIST)

Same as a load spread rivet, but with added sealing proprieties provided by an EPDM washer. These can be used on radial surfaces. Ideally suited for fall arrest systems, roofing and cladding.

Blind Rivet Head Styles

DOME HEAD

The dome head is the most common and multifunctional head style. By providing a large bearing surface they can retain most materials, except those which are very smooth or brittle. A dome head blind rivet can be used in a conventional way of fixing or for multiple materials.

COUNTERSUNK HEAD

The countersunk head is used where a flush or non-interference fit is required. Due to the larger grip range available, it is suitable for riveting through a larger range of thicknesses.

LARGE FLANGE HEAD

The large flange head is extensively used where a greater surface area is required and offers excellent resistance. Providing double the coverage of the dome head, this head type offers the largest bearing surface available. Designed for applications when there may be dissimilar metals, where one is softer than the setting material, or some plastics. A large flange blind rivet can be used in a conventional way of fixing or for multiple materials.

The JRP Blind Rivet Range

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