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Button-fix fast becoming the choice of signmakers

Button-fix fast becoming the choice of signmakers

In the short time since Button-fix, the invisible fixing for panels, was named as the 2017 Sign Industry Product of the Year at the British Sign Awards, the demand for Button-fix has outstripped the predictions of its creators.

Tony Wills, Button-fix Director and the product’s co-creator said: “We had already developed a phenomenal following among the sign community, and scooping this prestigious award was down to the signmakers who voted for Button-fix. However, the attendant publicity of such a ringing industry endorsement has certainly helped us to get the word out to even more sign companies. As a result, we have been delighted by the level of enquiries received, which includes requests for sample packs, information and, most importantly, new orders.”

The Button-fix concept is simple: Durable nylon buttons are attached to the back of one panel and the mating fixes are attached to the other. Bring the panels together and slide until the Button-fixes ‘click’.

The Button-fix story began in 2012 when Tony Wills and Brian Watson developed Button-fix in response to a customer specification for flush invisible mounts to fix washroom panels. Finding that the fasteners on the market were awkward to align and difficult to disengage for panel replacement, the duo created and developed the Button-fix concept, which offers a really quick and reliably accurate way of attaching panels to walls and other surfaces.

Tony Wills commented: “Particularly important for signmakers is the fact that the Button-fix fix is completely invisiblem with no unsightly bolts or screws on show. Thus, signmakers and installers can be confident of quickly achieving a fabulous finish that their own clients will love.”

Manufactured in the UK, Button-fix has an extensive network of distributors throughout the UK and overseas, including new distributors Amari Plastics and William Smith

William Smith, part of the William Smith Group 1832, the leading trade supplier to the sign and graphics industry provides one of the largest material supply services in the UK, and will stock Button-fix from January. For a short period, it will also make available Button-fix samples to customers not yet familiar with the product.

Button-fix’s strength has been verified by independent test house Sandberg LLP resulting in failure modes of between 200kg and 600kg, dependent on type and fixing method.

For further information on Button-fix visit: www.button-fix.com

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