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FASTENation helps Datum secure workspace safety

FASTENation helps Datum secure workspace safety

When Datum required a discrete but strong fastener for a new product, FASTENation provided a timely and cost-effective solution.

THE PROJECT

DATUM Workspace Shield: Improving workspace safety

Datum Storage Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of workspace solutions, recently developed a new product to improve safety in schools, offices, and public safety. Datum's WorkSpace Shield is an easy-to-mount, easy-to-clean, plexiglass barrier that can be placed on any flat surface to instantly create a non-intrusive physical shield between people and workspaces.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Attach shields to desks quickly with invisible fasteners

Datum reached out to FASTENation seeking a cost-effective fastening solution to hold their newly designed Covid Shields in place on desktops. The fasteners needed to be recloseable, with a reliable adhesive that could attach to both the shield and to the desktop surfaces. They also needed to have minimum impact aesthetically, and be strong enough to hold the shields in place in a busy office environment.

In addition, Datum needed a substantial amount of fasteners to be converted to 7/8" circles, and delivered within a tight timeframe of a few days.

 

THE SOLUTION

3M™ Dual Lock™

3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners are a fastening solution that can replace screws, bolts, and rivets. The fasteners contain hundreds of mushroom-shaped stems that snap together to form a secure attachment. These are ideal for attaching many frequently removed items such as access doors, signs, displays, and for mounting panels. 3M™ Dual Lock™ can be mixed and matched with different stem densities for varying levels of strength and is available with a VHB, a high-performance adhesive, which can be used for many industrial-strength applications as well as a general-purpose rubber-based adhesive depending on the application. 3M™ Dual Lock™ is available in different colors and can be cut into a variety of shapes and sizes, making it an ideal fastening solution for Datum's project.

For Datum, FASTENation created 7/8" diameter die-cut coins from 3M™ Dual Lock™ and shipped a bulk order of coins within the required timeframe at a competitive cost.

 

THE RESULT

Timely and successful application

Datum's Workspace Shields were successfully implemented by the City of Philadelphia to ensure protection from the coronavirus in 2020.

 

Click to learn more about Datum and the Datum Workspace Shield.

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