BCT - The Next Generation Rivet Nut
Bulge Control Technology, (BCT) is a new and unique design of rivet nut that is changing the face of the fastening industry. Rivet nuts are by no means a new concept but BCT's patented design removes the limitations that prevent standard rivet nuts from being used in a variety of common application settings.
BCT rivet nuts can be installed into all sorts of materials which conventional rivet nuts do not work well. These include plastics, GRP, carbon fibre, composites, timber products and most other sheet materials.
BCT rivet nuts have extended grip ranges which allow them to be used in a wide variety of material thicknesses. In addition BCT can cope with much thicker sheet than conventional rivet nuts.
BCT rivet nuts provide exceptional thread strength, easily meeting the specified torque loads for both grade 10.9 and 12.9 bolts and therefore offering a viable alternative to other fastening methods such as weld nuts. This added strength also means that where blind access is restricted, a shorter BCT can be installed which still achieves grade 8.8 to 10.9 thread strength.