These Forgefix Cartridge Nails are manufactured from austempered (heat treated), high carbon steel for high strength and durability. They are zinc plated for increased resistance to corrosion.
For use with cartridge activated machines for fastening trunking, cabling, timber form work etc, to concrete.
Suitable for DX450 Nail Gun machines.
Zinc coatings prevent oxidation of the protected metal to create a longer lasting finish. It does this by forming a barrier and by acting as a sacrificial anode if this barrier is damaged. Zinc oxide is a fine white dust that (in contrast to iron oxide) does not trigger a breakdown of the substrate’s surface integrity as it is formed. The zinc oxide, if left intact, can act as a barrier to further oxidation, in a way similar to the protection afforded to aluminum and stainless steels by their oxide layers.