History

1981

SEAC patents polymer headed fasteners

1st June 1981
SEAC patents polymer headed fasteners

Registered Polytops trademark. Made Polytops pins, nails, screws & rivets in Zinc Plated Steel for internal caravan use.

1984

Demand for application outdoors

1st May 1984
Demand for application outdoors

PVC fascia, soffit & cladding. Added A2 Stainless Steel option for corrosion resistance.

1990

Coastal area corrosion

2nd December 1990
Coastal area corrosion

Feedback from application near coast that after 2 years, the A2 Stainless Steel nails had corrosion.

1991

Upgrade to A4 Stainless Steel

5th August 1991
Upgrade to A4 Stainless Steel

Upgraded A2 to A4 Stainless Steel. Passed all corrosion test. No corrosion complaints ever received. 

2014

SEAC commissions Salt Spray Test

18th March 2014
SEAC commissions Salt Spray Test

Studied alternative forms of fastener – Nano Coating Corrosion tests on all types of nails done by UCAS accredited lab. All corroded badly except A4 Stainless Steel nails.

2015

Attained CE Mark EN14592

15th April 2015
Attained CE Mark EN14592

Attained CE Mark EN14592 for Polytops pins (25, 30, 40mm) and nails (40, 50, 65mm)