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New from Buildex® a self-drilling fastener for valley fixing
Mini Corrugated Sheeting to both steel and timber in wall cladding and fencing applications!

Features a Zips® point for fast and easy drilling into both steel and timber. The unique Hexagon drive allows the fastener to be installed positively minimizing the potential for sheet damage (sheet scratching) and the contoured under head profile has been specifically designed to be aesthetically pleasing – matching the design of the sheeting whilst also sealing without the need for a washer!

Applications suitable for the Buildex® Ripple Zips® include:
• interior feature walling
• mini corrugated external wall cladding
• mini corrugated fencing

The fastener is perfect for use indoors and outdoors, protected by a Climaseal® 4 coating that meets AS3566 Class 4 in real world conditions.

Available head painted to match standard and non standard COLORBOND® steel colours.

Gauge T.P.I Length Pack Carton Part Number Pack Type Finish
M4.8 16 25 1000 4 6-031-3341-1C4 Bulk Climaseal® 4
(10)g     100 30 1-031-9341-1TPC4 Trade Climaseal® 4

  Installed with the following Hexagon Socket
Hexagon Sockets
Size Length Pack Carton Part Number
1/4" 45mm 1 60 1-991-1360-3

Drilling Capacity
0.75mm Battens, up to 3.0mm Thick Steel and Timber

Installation Instructions
1. Use a Hex Head 1/4” Hex Socket.
2. Fit socket to a power screwdriver with a speed of less than 3000 rpm.
3. Fit screw to driver and place at fastening position
4. Apply consistently firm pressure to the screwdriver until screw has drilled and fastened.

Replacement Product
Hex Head RippleZIPS® M4.8(10g) - 16 x 25mm replaces both the
Buildex 10 -16 x 20mm & 10 - 16 x 30mm RippleTeks® screws.

  Technical Data Pullout Values (kN)    
  0.75mm Batten 1,860    
  1.2mm Purlin 2,300    
  1.5mm Purlin 4,200    
  1.9mm Purlin 5,500    
  2.4mm Purlin 7,800    

  Mechanical Properties    
  Single Shear Strength 6,800N    
  Axial Tensile Strength 11,900 N    
  Torsional Strength 8.4 Nm    

All values are averages obtained under laboratory conditions and safety factors should be applied for design purposes.
These figures are applicable to Buildex head marked product only.

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