AFS LAUNCHES TWO-IN-ONE ‘COMBI KIT’ FOR RETHREAD PRODUCTS

15 June 2005 -- A UK manufacturing company has combined two of its most popular maintenance repair products into a kit format for the European market after a positive response to the idea from existing customers.

The Recoil® brand product line from Alcoa Fastening Systems Ltd (AFS), are used to repair damaged or create strong new screw threads and accommodate a variety of applications in the electronics, power generation, transportation industries and in this instance where the research took place - the automotive aftermarket.
 
The new Recoil ‘Combi Kit’ contains the unique ReTHRED™ 21 and 22 as well as Studsaver™. ReTHRED is a tap application used, for example, to restore a nut’s thread and Studsaver, guided by existing thread, is used to re groove the damaged section of a bolt. Both contain floating steel blades that adjust to varying sizes of application, thus avoiding time consuming thread measurement.
 
With a retail book price of £110.00 and a twelve month guarantee on the products Nicola Kelly, marketing executive at AFS, feels the package is good value for money. She said: "From the research it made sense for us to develop the Combi Kit. Our customers frequently found that where they were utilising one of the products they invariably required the other. These versatile tools can be used for a number of internal and external thread repair applications in an industrial as well as a domestic capacity. The high quality steel also allows for a long service life and due to the adjustable floating blades, no thread measurement is necessary which also saves time."
 
More information about ReTHRED, Studsaver and the Recoil range of products is available on www.recoil-inserts.com or through the sales team on +44 (0) 1952 207700.
 
About Alcoa Fastening Systems
Makers of Recoil brand products
 
Apart from the ReTHRED and Studsaver products AFS manufacture easy-to-install threaded inserts, taps and installation tools. Recoil threaded inserts are rolled from high quality stainless steel wire with a diamond shaped cross section, wound to the shape of a spring thread. Once the wire is wound into a helical coil and installed into a tapped hole, it provides a permanent and wear resistant thread in the parent material that is generally stronger than the original.
 
Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) is part of Alcoa, the world’s leading producer of primary aluminium, fabricated aluminium and alumina, of which Recoil®, Huck®, Camloc®, Keensert® and Keysert® are branded products.
 
For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems/Recoil contact:
Nicola Kelly, marketing executive
Tel: +44 (0) 1952 204603
Email: nicola.kelly@alcoa.com
www.alcoafasteningsystems.com
www.recoil-inserts.com



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