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In this edition we once again provide thought provoking insight into leading players within the fastener and fixing industry. Mustafa Tecdelioğlu, president at Cetin Civata, talks about the challenges of being a Turkish manufacturer and how the company is still investing in its future; Deputy Editor Claire Aldridge visits PECOL Group’s headquarters in Águeda, Portugal, to see first-hand the capabilities of this Portuguese fastener giant; and our Cover Story focuses on JCP Construction Products and how it has established itself as a technical expert within the fixings sector.



In Construction Fixings, Barbara Sorgato, secretary general of the European Consortium of Anchors Producers, draws strongly on her personal experience, to present an impassioned argument for a fundamental change in the basis for CE Marking post-installed fasteners for concrete and masonry.

There is also an article from Magdalena Grzelak, chief communication officer at Rawlplug, who concentrates on how ETA certification helps ensure the safety, top quality and professionalism of fixings.

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For our special feature on coatings, lubrications and locking technologies, there are articles from Dennis Gündel, global product manager zinc flake coatings at Atotech Deutschland GmbH, giving an insight into the company’s ‘one coating’ system and how it meets demanding CoF standards. Plus, Mark Thurber, CEO at Maelstrom Chemical Technologies LLC, explains why when it comes to lubrications in the fastener industry, the ‘devil is in the detail’.

To add to this Nord-Lock highlights the features of its new extended size range for Nord-Lock Wheel Nuts; Star Fasteners describes how its new innovation for lockbolts makes it easier to identify when lockbolts have been installed correctly; and Growermetal underlines how the Grower TenKeep® guarantees maximum performance against loosening of bolted joints.

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