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New Products - Stainless Steel Fasteners and Fittings

Relax, Anzor's Got Its Eye On Quality
  16 Feb 2015  

Relax, Anzor's Got Its Eye On Quality

Critical to the supply of stainless fasteners is ensuring that the stainless steel material conforms to international standards of stainless alloys. Historically there have been concerns of low nicke...

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Use Stainless Steel Fasteners With Treated Timber!
  17 Oct 2013  

Use Stainless Steel Fasteners With Treated Timber!

A question often asked of us at Anzor is: are Stainless Fasteners OK with treated timber?Well the research says not only is it OK – but it is preferred! The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Em...

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Nail it! In Stainless...
  16 Oct 2013  

Nail it! In Stainless...

Why use a Steel Nail when you can use a Stainless one?Steel Nails (both Galvanised and Bright) are used throughout the Construction Industry.  However often Stainless Steel Nails are overlooked due t...

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Stainless Steel Self Drilling (Tek) Screws - Hard Enough?
  16 Oct 2013  

Stainless Steel Self Drilling (Tek) Screws - Hard Enough?

There are two main types of Stainless Steel Self-Drilling Screws – Self Drilling Screws for Timber which often have a Type 17 style cutting flute:And Self Drilling Screw for Metal often called a S...

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Stainless Barrel Nuts
  8 Oct 2013  

Barrel Nuts - A Nut Producing a Top Finish!

A Stainless Steel Barrel Nut (also known as one half of a Sex Bolt, post and screw or Chicago Screw) is an internally threaded (machine thread) barrel shaped flange with a screw drive at one end. ...

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Stainless Fasteners
  13 Sep 2013  

Need Duplex Stainless Fasteners? Great - But Make Sure They're Made Right...

What is Duplex?Duplex and Super Duplex Grades of Stainless Steel offer superior corrosion resistance when 316 grade just isn’t enough.Duplex Stainless Steel Fasteners (SAF 2205 or UNS S31803) or Su...

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Stainless Anzor Decking Screw with Self Drilling Cutter
  4 Jun 2013  

New: Deck Drivers – Stainless Self-Drilling Screws for Hardwood Decking

Our new 316 stainless ‘Deck Drivers’ self-drill into soft and hardwood timber. Pre-drilling is not required, except at the board ends. They have a trim head, so are more discrete, and the 6-Lobe ...

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  17 May 2013  

Tea Staining: all about de-rusting!

Tea-staining is a discolouration of the surface of stainless steel caused by mild corrosion  This corrosion is cosmetic only and does not affect the structural performance of stainless steel. Havi...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Using Stainless Steel Fasteners
  17 Apr 2013  

The Do's and Don'ts of Using Stainless Steel Fasteners

To help you avoid the common mistakes made when specifying and using stainless fasteners, we have put together a short Do's and Don'ts guide.1. DO: Select the right grade.There are many different grad...

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  26 Feb 2013  

Galvanic Corrosion - Keep Those Metals Apart!

Galvanic Corrosion is corrosion damage created when dissimilar materials are joined by a corrosive electrolyte.  Galvanic Corrosion is a common type of corrosion found in Marine Environments.  For e...

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  26 Nov 2012  

Celebrating 100 Years of the Stainless Age

Jim, our Managing Director is a big fan of stainless steel. He says that there was the stone age, then the iron age, and now we are in the ‘stainless age’ (and long make it last!). This year marks...

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Tef gel and prolan lubricants and corrosion inhibitors
  26 Nov 2012  

The Gall of It: Lubricating Threads

Stainless fastener engineers and customers will both pay testament to the importance of lubricating stainless steel threads. This is to avoid the problem of ‘galling’, which is when two threads bi...

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Cleaning and Maintenance
  28 Sep 2012  

Its' "Stainless" not "non-stain"

As Grahame Ansley, one of Anzor’s directors likes to say, stainless steel is ‘stainless’ not ‘non-stain’.Yes stainless steel is corrosion resistant, but depending on a range of factors – t...

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Tools and Tooling
  23 Aug 2012  

Don't Let Tools Contaminate your Stainless Fasteners

Imagine you’ve just installed a job using stainless steel fasteners. You shake the customer’s hand, bank their cheque, and you’re a happy camper. Four weeks later the phone rings with a very unh...

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Spectrometer Testing Stainless Steel
  28 Jul 2010  

Anzor's Material Testing Program Protects You From Using Inferior Stainless Steel

For a number of years, low nickel or ‘out of spec’ stainless steels have been appearing on the world market, posing risks to consumers. Often they are out of spec because the percentage of Nickel...

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  28 Nov 2021  

Stainless Steel Grades and Information

Want to know more about Stainless Steel? See our links below for more of our pages on Stainless Steel.

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Level 2 Guidelines 8th September 2021
  28 Nov 2021  

Alert Level 2 and 3.2 Safety Plan

Level 2 - All Branches (Excluding Auckland)Level 3.2 - Auckland

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Anzor Wallchart

Wall Chart

Request a copy of our Engineering & Marine, or Construction Wall Chart.

Anzor Catalogues

Standard Catalogues

Click here to download a PDF of our Engineering Catalogue. This catalogue includes stainless fasteners and fittings, marine hardware and construction brackets.

Anzor Catalogues

Construction Catalogues

Click here dot download a PDF of our Construction Catalogue. This catalogue includes stainless/galvanized fasteners and fittings, and construction brackets.

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