Button-fix Type 1 Bonded

Ideal for thin panel materials

For use where screw-fixing to the panel is not possible and bonding is the preferred option. It can be either surface-mounted or semi-rebated and works with a broad range of materials.

The Fix housing is moulded from ABS and the Button is 30% glass filled nylon PA6 - both strong and robust engineering polymers. There are many structural adhesives suitable for bonding ABS to a wide range of panel materials, for example, a 2-part structural acrylic adhesive, a matched adhesive for solid surface (Corian®, Hanex®, etc.) or solvent weld for bonding to acrylic.

As a general guide, four Button-fix Type 1 Bonded fasteners on a vertical panel will support loads weighing up to a maximum of 80kg (175lbs), however, this can vary significantly depending on the adhesive and substrate material combination. Always follow the adhesive manufacturer’s recommendations on substrate suitability, preparation and loadings. Manufactured in the UK.

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Using Type 1 Bonded Button-fix

With the correctly matched adhesives, Type 1 Bonded connectors are ideal for:

  • Exhibition and point of sale displays
  • Signage
  • Wall panelling with thin or lightweight materials
  • Solid surface and compact laminate sheets
  • Glass, stone, sheet metal and other materials not suited to screw fixings

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Instructions for Type 1 Button-fix


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The Type 1 Bonded Fix can be surface-mounted, creating an 8mm gap between the panels, or semi-rebated to reduce the gap to approximately 2mm. Engage the Buttons in the Fix and slide the panel down by 15mm, until Button-fix goes 'click'. The Type 1 Bonded Button-fix can be configured for sideways assembly too.

Click here for a guide to screw sizes to use with Button-fix

Click below to download the full instructions in your preferred language:

Instructions for Use - English (UK)

Instructions for Use - English (US)

Installationsanleitung - Deutsch

Instructions d'utilisation - Français

Instrucciones - Español

Instrukcja montażowa - Polskie

Accessories for Button-fix Type 1 Bonded

Button Marker Type 1

The Button Marker for Type 1 helps to quickly and accurately align the Button-fix installation, reducing the need for measuring and marking out.

Snap a marker into each Fix, then position the second panel and press firmly. The marker points will leave indents in the panel surface, which can be used as pilot guides for the Buttons.

Router Multijig Type 1

The Multijig helps when machining the oval recesses required for rebated configurations of Button-fix.

The Multijig frame is clear acrylic, so that you can see the workpiece below, and has printed guide marks. It has three clearly labelled apertures dimensioned to suit the Type 1, Type 1 Flush, Type 1 Bonded and Type 1 Metal Fixes.

Download instructions for how to use the Button-fix Multijig

Fix-pad for Type 1 Bonded

Self-adhesive Fix-pads for Type 1 Bonded are ideal for light duty applications where speed of assembly is important.

For the best results we advise that the Fixes are used in the rebated configuration.

Button-fix Product Selector and Features Guide.

Button-fix Type 1 Button-fix Type 1 Flush Button-fix Type 1 Bonded Button-fix Type 1 Metal Button-fix Type 2
Features of the Fix Type 1 Type 1 Flush Type 1 Bonded Type 1 Metal Type 2
Material Nylon PA6 Nylon PA6 ABS Zinc alloy Nylon PA66
Connects face-to-face
Connects at 90°
Drop down or sideways engagement
Push-on engagement
For use on fire-retardant panels
Fully rebated/recessed
Attached with screws
Minimum panel thickness 10mm (1) 18mm (2) No restriction 10mm (1) 10mm (1)
Marker accessories (available separately)
Router multijig (available separately)
  • (1) 10mm minimum with Varianta/Euro screws; 15mm minimum with wood screws
  • (2) Minimum panel thickness 28mm when rebating into the edge of the panel

Other products

Type 1 Metal
For use on fire-retardant panels
Drop down or sideways engagement
Ideal for marine and other transport interiors
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Type 1 Flush
Connects panels face-to-face with no gap
Drop down or sideways engagement
Ideal for furniture assembly
view product information
Type 1
Connects panels to walls or a parallel panel
Drop down or sideways engagement
Ideal for acoustic, wall and ceiling panels
view product information
Type 2
Connects panels at 90° or to a frame
Push-on engagement
Ideal for service access such as bath panels
view product information

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