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BOUSTEAD
FASTENERS

Product Guide 2012

Corporate Profile
Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (NYSE: ITW) is a diversified
manufacturing company with nearly 100 years of history delivering specialized expertise, innovative thinking and value-added products to meet critical customer
needs in a variety of industries. ITW has 875 decentralized business units in 54 countries.
There are 7 main divisions:
Industrial Packaging. Steel, plastic and paper
products used for bundling, shipping and protecting goods in transit.
Power Systems & Electronics. Equipment and
consumables associated with specialty power
conversion, metallurgy and electronics.
Transportation. Transportation-related components, fasteners, fluids and polymers, as well
as truck remanufacturing and related parts and
service.
Food Equipment. Commercial food equipment
and related service.
Polymers & Fluids. Adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, and hygiene products.
Construction Products. Tools, fasteners and
other products for construction applications.
All Other. All other operating segments.

ITW employs approximately 65,000 women and men.


These talented individuals, many of whom have specialized engineering or scientific expertise, contribute
to our global leadership in patents. Our current number
of patents and patent applications exceeds 21,000.
The Construction Products division established its
base in Asia in 1973 by opening, in Singapore, a wholly
owned subsidiary of ITW known today as ITW Construction Products (Singapore).
With the objective of providing customers satisfaction,
ITW expanded its presence in Asia by opening local entities in various markets such as Hong Kong (1974),
Mainland China (1998), Thailand (2008), and Indonesia (2011). Today, ITW Construction Products (Singapore) also sells through selected distributors in Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
The product offer in Asia mainly includes:
Fastening Systems (RAMSET)
Metal Self-drilling Screws (Buildex and Boustead)
Lifting Systems (Reid)
With a local presence, ITW Construction Products in
Asia offers various services such as product availability
ex-stock, assistance on jobsites, special products development and anchors load calculation.

Boustead

Self-drilling Screws
The Boustead Brand was created in the early 2000s to offer a fit for purpose
product line featuring good quality. ITW Construction Products is commited to being
the leading manufacturer and marketer of construction fastener solutions based on

Innovative Products

Outstanding Quality

Uncompromising Customer Service

Table of Contents
Introduction 2

Corrosion Management

Application & Selection Guide

Technical Specifications

Problems & Solutions

Boustead Warranty

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Accessories 11

DEKS 12

Introduction
Key Fixings of Self-Drilling Screws

CREST FIXING
Securing at top of profile against
the steel purlin and away from the
path of the water flow.

VALLEY FIXING
Fixing at the lowest end of the
sheet profile against the steel purlin/support.

STITCHING OR LAPPING
Securing sheets of thin steel together

Boustead Head Styles

HEXAGON HEAD WITH WASHER


FACE
The integral washer recess is to accommodate a resilient watertight
sealing washer. The washer face
provides a bearing surface to the
drive socket.

WAFER HEAD
A versatile head style used for
many fastening applications. When
used with fixing clips, the low head
design eliminates the risks of dimpling the roof when the tradesperson walks on it.
Driven wih a Philips #2 drive bit.

BUTTON HEAD
A low profile head with large bearing surface to spread out the load.
Driven wih a Philips #2 drive bit.

Screw Point Types

TEKS POINT
Forged drill point for drilling
through steel of up to 6mm.

REDUCED POINT
Used for stitching thin sheets for
better grip and anti-loosening.

TEKS 5 POINT
Forged drill point for drilling through steel of up to
12.5mm.

TYPE 17 POINT
Used for drilling and fastening
into timber

Introduction
Screw Description Explanation

12-14 x 50mm

gauge (g)

threads
per inch
(TPI)

GAUGE
The gauge of a screw is determined by the basic size
of the threads outside diameter.
Standard gauges for Boustead screws:
6 gauge
8 gauge
10 gauge
12 gauge
M6
13 gauge
14 gauge
15 gauge

length
of the screw

TPI (THREADS PER INCH)


The TPI is the number of thread crests that can
be counted along a lineal measurement of 1 inch
(25.4mm).

2.5mm
4.2mm
4.8mm
5.5mm
6.0mm
6.1mm
6.3mm
6.5mm

LENGTH OF THE SCREW


Types of fasteners measured from the underside of the
head to the point of the screw:

Types of fasteners measured from the top of the head


to the point of the screw:

Basic Types of Threads


COARSE THREAD
(UP TO 16TPI)
Also known as spaced threads,
they are normally used for all
timber applications and for
steel of lesser thicknesses
(1mm to 5mm normally).

FINE THREAD
(OVER 16TPI)
Also known as metal threads,
they are only used in steel applications. Fine threads are for
use with thicker steels (2mm
to 12mm thickness).

Corrosion Management
Anti-Corrosion Coatings

XP

This is a unique double-layered, anti-corrosion coating which is


baked to protect the metallic surfaces from the environment and
external damage. XP screws exceed 500 hours of Neutral Salt
Spray Test.
XP screws are for general internal use where significant levels of
condensation occur and general external use in non-high corrosion environment.

Benefits

A superior cost effective coating that exceeds the regular zinc plating.

Baked in primer coating effectively reduces damage to the drive head during the installation
process and helps in the installation process with its smooth finish.

The XP bright silver finish blends in well with most roofing/cladding surfaces

XP is compatible with all Zinc-based coated surfaces

XP is easily recognised by its recessed Boustead B marking on the head and the big XP label
on the carton box.

XP3

This coating is triple-layered matte silver finish that has better


resistance to corrosion and exceeds 1000 hours Neutral Salt Spray
Test.
The class is intended for roofing and cladding screws in standard
applications.

Benefits

The alloy polymer coating is baked-in to ensure a tough


coating that will resist wear and tear during the installation
process.

The improved drill point ensures fast and consistent performance reducing wastage on site.

XP3 coating is identified by its matte silver finish that matches well with most roofing material.

The raised Boustead B marking on the head annotates the XP3 coating and the big XP3 label
on the box makes it easy to locate the goods on site.

Boustead Self-Drilling Screws


Selection Guide

CREST FIXING - for fixing 2.5mm to 6.0mm roofing and cladding profiles to steel purlins

Gauge

TPI x
Length

Washer

type

Pack/
Carton
Qty

Part Number

Product Description

Coating

5.5mm / 12g

14 x 45

Cut

1000

2B-XPS2-2144-5V

BTEKS 12-14x45 XPS

XP

14 x 47.5

Cut

1000

2B-XPS1-2144-75

BTEKS 12-14x48 XPS

XP

14 x 50

Cut

1000

2B-BT12-1450-HG

BTEKS 12-14x50 HGS

XP3

14 x 55

Cut

1000

2B-XPS1-2145-5V

BTEKS 12-14x55 XPS

XP

14 x 55

Cut

1000

2B-BT12-1455-HG

BTEKS 12-14x55 HGS

XP3

14 x 65

Cut

1000

2B-BT12-1465-HG

BTEKS 12-14x65 HGS

XP3

14 x 68

Cut

1000

2B-BT12-1468-HG

BTEKS 12-14x68 HGS

XP3

14 x 85

Cut

500

2B-BT12-1485-HS

BTEKS 12-14x85 HGS

XP3

24 x 50

Cut

1000

2B-BT12-2450-HG

BTEKS 12-24x50 HGS

XP3

VALLEY FIXING - for fixing 2.5mm to 6.0mm roofing and cladding profiles to steel purlins.

Gauge

TPI x
Length

Washer

type

Pack/
Carton
Qty

Part Number

Product Description

Coating

4.8mm / 10g

16 x 16

Cut

1000 / 4

2B-XPS1-0161-6V

BTEKS 10-16X16 XPS

XP

16 x 16

Cut

1000 / 4

2B-BT10-1616-HS

BTEKS 10-16X16 HWFS

XP3

14 x 20

Cut

500 / 4

2B-XPS1-2142-0V

BTEKS 12-14x20 XPS

XP

14 x 20

Cut

500 / 4

2B-BT12-1420-HS

BTEKS 12-14x20 HWFS

XP3

14 x 30

Cut

500 / 3

2B-BT12-1430-HS

BTEKS 12-14x30 HWFS

XP3

24 x 20

Cut

500 / 4

2B-BT12-2420-HS

BTEKS 12-24x20 HWFS

XP3

5.5mm / 12g

Boustead Self-Drilling Screws


Selection Guide

STITCHING - for joining unsupported overlaps of roofing and cladding profiles

Gauge

TPI x
Length

Washer

type

Pack/
Carton
Qty

Part Number

Product Description

Coating

6.5mm / 15g

15 X 20

Cut

500/3

2B-XPS1-5152-0V

BMBT 15-15X20 XPS

XP

15 x 20

Cut

500/3

2B-BT12-1520-HS

BMBT 15-15X20 HWFS

XP3

CONCEALED/CLIP FIXING - for fixing 2.5mm to 6.0mm roofing and cladding profiles

to steel purlins

Gauge

TPI x
Length

Washer

type

Pack/
Carton
Qty

Part Number

Product Description

Coating

4.8mm / 10g

24 x 16

None

1000/4

2B-XP10-2416-WF

BTEKS 10-24X16 WAF

XP

24 x 16

None

1000/4

2B-BT10-2416-WF

BTEKS 10-24X16 WAF

XP3

24 x 22

None

1000/4

2B-XP10-2422-WF

BTEKS 10-24X22 WAF

XP

24 x 22

None

1000/4

2B-BT10-2422-WF

BTEKS 10-24X22 WAF

XP3

24 x 32

None

1000/4

2B-BT10-2432-WF

BTEKS 10-24X32 WAF

XP3

Gauge

TPI x
Length

Washer

type

Pack/
Carton
Qty

Part Number

Product Description

Coating

4.2mm / 8g

15 X 15

None

2000

2B-8151-5BUT-HD

8-15X15 BUTTON HEAD

XP

GENERAL PURPOSE

Boustead Self-Drilling Screws


Selection Guide

THICK STEEL - for fixing 4mm to 12.5mm thick steel (hot rolled steel)

Gauge

TPI x
Length

Washer

type

Pack/
Carton
Qty

Part Number

Product Description

Coating

Comment

5.5mm / 12g

24 x 38

Cut

500/3

2B-B512-2438-HS

BTEK5 12-24X38 HWFS

XP3

seal

24 x 38

None

500/3

2B-B512-2438-WF

BTEK5 12-24x38 WAF

XP3

no seal

24 x 68

Cut

1000

2B-B512-2468-HS

BTEK5 12-24X68 HWFS

XP3

seal

WOOD FIXING - for fastening to timber

Gauge

TPI x
Length

Washer

type

Pack/
Carton
Qty

Part Number

Product Description

Coating

Comment

5.5mm / 12g

11 x 50

Cut

1000

2B-XPST-1712-50

BT17 12-11X50 XPS

XP

seal HiGrip

11 x 65

Cut

1000

2B-XPST-1712-65

BT17 12-11X65 XPS

XP

seal HiGrip

Gauge

TPI x
Length

Washer

type

Pack/
Carton
Qty

Part Number

Product Description

Coating

Comment

4.8mm / 10g

16 x 16

None

1000 / 4

2B-XP10-1616

BTEKS 10-16X16 XP

XP

no seal

16 x 16

None

1000 / 4

2B-BT10-1616-HW

BTEKS 10-16X16 HWF

XP3

no seal

14 x 20

None

500 / 4

2B-XP12-1420

BTEKS 12-14x20 XP

XP

no seal

14 x 20

None

500 / 4

2B-BT12-1420-HW

BTEKS 12-14x20 HWF

XP3

no seal

TRUSS FASTENERS

5.5mm / 12g

Technical Specifications
Boustead Teks Screws
AVERAGE PULLOUT DATA INTO G450 STEEL (Kilo Newtons kN)
Gauge - TPI

1.0mm

1.2mm

1.5mm

1.9mm

2.4mm

8 - 15

2.3

2.9

3.7

10 - 16

1.6

2.6

3.2

4.5

6.1

10 - 24

1.4

2.2

2.8

4.0

6.2

12 - 14

1.9

3.1

3.9

5.3

6.5

12 - 24

1.5

2.6

2.8

4.4

6.4

AVERAGE PULLOUT DATA INTO G240 STEEL (Kilo Newtons kN)


Gauge - TPI

3.0mm

4.5mm

10 - 16

5.0

10 - 24

5.1

12 - 14

6.4

12 - 24

5.6

8.9

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
Shear (kN), Tensile (kN) and Torsional Strengths (Nm)
Gauge - TPI

Single Shear

Axial Tensile

Torsional

8 - 15

5.1

5.9

10 - 16

6.8

11.2

8.4

10 - 24

6.2

11.4

8.6

12 - 14

8.8

15.3

13.0

12 - 24

9.0

16.7

13.5

15 - 15

6.4

12.6

NOTE: All values are averages obtained under laboratory conditions


Appropriate safety factors should be applied for design purposes. These figures apply to Boustead products only.

Problems & Solutions


PROBLEMS
Drill points are difficult
to start and keep sliding
on metal surface

Screws wobble and are


difficult to start

Screws drill but will not


thread

Heads break off when


tightened

Drill points commence to


drill but have difficulty
in completion of drilling
Screw threads stripping
in steel

POSSIBLE CAUSES

The screw is not being held at


right angles to the work surface

Hold the screw at 90 degrees to


the work being drilled.

Insufficient force being applied


when starting drilling action

Steel being drilled is too hard

Screwdriver running in reverse

For most efficient operation,


10kg of force should be applied.
Place screw in driver position at
workplace and give sharp pressure downward to create a centre
mark on the material. Simultaneously squeezing the trigger of the
driver, apply extra force to the
drill point to assist it to dig-in as
it rotates.

Change switch to forward position.

Clean driver or replace with new


driver bit. Screw must fit firmly
on the drive bit.

Drive bit broken, worn or clogged

Thickness of material being drilled


is too thick

Check overall thickness of materials

Insufficient power in screwdriver,


drops in power & speed

Reduce lead length. Use heavy


duty screwdriver 600W minimum.

Screwdriver depth locator not set


correctly

Torque clutch set too high

Adjust depth locater further forward so that drive will disengage


at correct depth

Steel being drilled is too hard in


sections

Test screws into another piece of


steel

Material is too thick for gauge of


screw (point length)

Select right gauge screw with correct drilling capacity

Steel being drilled is too thin

Use a coarser thread product

After drilling through one thickness of material, drill point may


be crashing forward onto the
second thickness when there is an
air-gap in between

Driver is set in reverse mode

A longer or extended drill point is


recommended where the application involves drilling through one
material, then passing through
air, to drill through and fasten into
a second steel member

Change switch forward

Depth locator incorrectly set

Adjust the depth locator forward

Excessive force driving fastener

use less force setting fastener

Torque or depth on screwdriver


incorrectly set

Re-set to avoid over tightening of


the screw maintain firm pressure
setting the screw

Incorrect cross recess being used

Incorrect tool being used

Replace with correct type of driver


bit (Phillips)

Use a Tek gun.

Drill points breaking

Sealing washers squashing out under head

Cross recess driver bits


breaking or wearing out
prematurely

SOLUTIONS

Boustead Warranty
Environmental Characteristic

Warranty Period
XP

XP3

Very Severe Industrial (ISO Category 5)


Characterised by heavy fall-out and emissions from stacks and
Not
Not
strong sulphur and acid smells. Generally very high rates of cor- Recommended Recommended
rosion in most building structures is evident.

Mild and Moderate Marine (ISO Category 3)


Generally between 300m and 1000m from marine surf, although topography and/or strong prevailing winds may extend
distance. Characteristics by occasionally noticeable salt smell,
airborne salt present but not as visible as haze.

Not
7 Years
Recommended

Industrial (Category 3)
Characterised by fall-out from adjoining severe industrial environments or where small industries lead to significant industrial
fall-out. Generally includes other service buildings located near
heavy industrial plants, including out-buildings of the plant
itself.

Not
15 Years
Recommended

Light Industrial / Urban (Category 2 - 3)


This environment is widespread in industrial/urban areas, away
from all environments listed above and typically more than
500m from heavy industries fall-out, or where small industries
lead to a moderate level of fall-out from small stacks, etc.

5 Years

20 Years

Mild Urban / Rural (ISO Category 1 - 2)


Away from all above environments and corrosive fall-out within
2km.

5 Years

30 Years

Conditions:
1. Any claim must be notified in writing and is conditional on inspection by ITW before any action
is taken.
2. In no event will ITW be liable for any other damages (apart from the replacement of any defective fasteners) howsoever caused including direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages.
3. This warranty covers the structural performance of the screws from the date of installation, not
the aesthetic performance of the coatings.
4. This warranty is not transferable from the original owner.

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Accessories
Tools and Insert Bits
HEXAGON SOCKETS
Product Range
Description Pack Type

Quantity

Part Number

1/4 x 45mm

Blister Card 1

1-991-1360-3

5/16 x 45mm

Blister Card 1

1-991-1365-2

5/16 x 65mm

Blister Card 1

1-991-1366-9

3/8 x 65mm

Blister Card 1

1-991-1370-4

PHILLIPS DRIVE BIT (DOUBLE ENDED)


Product Range
Description Pack Type

Quantity

# 2 x 45mm

Blister Card 1

1-991-1241-1

# 2 x 65mm

Blister Card 1

1-991-1244-6

# 2 x 100mm

Blister Card 1

1-991-1247-2

Washers and Accessories


Description

Range

Part Number

16mm x 0.9mm

6-980-0019-9

25mm x 1.2mm

6-980-0021-8

16mm x 0.9mm

6-980-0005-1

32mm Trade Pack

1-696-9001-6TP

32mm Bulk Pack

8-696-0001-5

23mm Dime Washer

6-989-300503

14 Gauge Aluminum Washers & E.P.D.M. Washers


An E.P.D.M. seal noded to a cone-shaped washer. Used in
assembly with roofing for securing ridge capping in cyclonic
areas.

12/14 Gauge Aluminum Bonded Washers


Used in assembly with roofing screws for securing ridge
capping in cyclone prone areas.
Weatherlok Washers
Resilient bellow action washers for weather-sealing high
crowned roofing profiles or profiles subject to expansion
and contraction. (Cement sheet or fiberglass).

Polycarbonate Roofing Washers


Moulded E.P.D.M washer for polycarbonate sheeting

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DEKS
Dektite Premium
Perfect for flashing pipes
on metal roofs

Dektite EZi-Seal
Forget the silicone -- just screw
it down

A multi application
flashing with a highly
durable EPDM cone and
base, edged with a flexible aluminium band,
flashes hot or cold flues
and pipes on metal roofs.
The square base fits any
prepared hole on most
roof profiles.

Features a revolutionary
non-absorbent and nonporous sponge gasket
that seals by compression, even in wet conditions, it hugs the roof
line to provide a watertight seal without the
need for silicone adhesive.

Code No.
DFE 0-35
DFE 5-55
DFE 50-70
DFE 5-120

Pipe External

Pitch

Carton Qty

0-35mm

0 - 60

20

DFE 0-35EZ

Code No.

5-55mm

0 - 45

20

DFE 5-55EZ

50-70mm

0 - 45

20

DFE 50-70EZ
DFE 5-120EZ

Pitch

Carton Qty

0-35mm

0 - 60

5-55mm

0 - 45

50-70mm

0 - 45

5-120mm

0 - 45

10

5-120mm

0 - 45

DFE 110-170

110-170mm

0 - 45

DFE 110-170EZ

110-170mm

0 - 45

DFE 160-220

160-220mm

0 - 45

DFE 160-220EZ

160-220mm

0 - 45

DFE 160-300

160-300mm

0 - 45

DFE 160-300EZ

160-300mm

0 - 45

DFE 290-440

290-440mm

0 - 45

DFE 290-440EZ

290-440mm

0 - 45

(Available in Black, Grey, Red and Silicone)

(Available in Black EPDM)

Dektite Retrofit
For repairs and difficult to
access pipes

Dekstrip
Stretches to any shape,
seals & stays
Forms and stretches to
solve all your flashing
problems. Dekstrip expandable edge flashing
is the answer to flashing
large, curved award profiles and penetrations.
It is ideal for box gutter expansion joints and
is the fast, easy & most
effective way to flash a
bullnose.

Most commonly used


when flashing around
an existing penetration
and going over the top
of pipe material is not an
option. The unique patented zip lock does not
require separate clips
just clamp it together.
Code No.

Pipe External

Pitch

Carton Qty

RF 801

20-70mm

0 - 40

10

RF 802

50-185mm

0 - 40

RF 803

85-255mm

0 - 40

RFS 4

235-425mm

0 - 40

(Available in Black, Grey and Red EPDM)

Code No.

Length

Width

Carton Qty

DS23-180

23m

180mm

DS23-235

23m

235mm

DS23-305

23m

305mm

DS10-180

10m

180mm

DS10-235

10m

235mm

DS10-305

10m

305mm

3m

235mm

DS3-235

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Pipe External

(Available in Black, Grey and Red EPDM)

SINGAPORE:
ITW Construction Products (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
4 Changi South Lane #06-01
Nan Wah Building Singapore 486127
Tel: (+65) 6746 1177 Fax: (+65) 6746 1482
sales@itwcpsea.com www.itwcpsea.com
THAILAND:
ITW Construction Products (Thailand)
9/45 Moo 5 Phaholyotin Road
Klong 1, Klong Luang
Patumthani 12120, Thailand
Tel: (+66-2) 516 2392 Fax: (+66-2) 516 2463
INDONESIA:
ITW Construction Products (Indonesia)
Komplek Pergudangan BSD
Taman Tekno Blok G3 No. 9 -10, Serpong
Tangerang 15311, Indonesia
Tel: (+62-21) 7588 1912 Fax: (+62-21) 7588 1904
sales@itwcpi.com www.itwcpi.com
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