Utility Composites to exhibit Raptor polymer nails at WPE California
November 28, 2021 | 2:55 pm CST

SAN DIEGO – Utility Composites will demonstrate Raptor polymer fasteners for a variety of applications at Wood Pro Expo California, co-located with the Closets Expo, April 28-29, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center. 

Utility Composites says Raptor nails save users time and money while conserving materials and resources. The polymer nails do not have to be countersunk. They will not rust, corrode or cause wood degradations. After being driven into wood, the nails can be cut, sanded, sawed, and shaped without damaging tools or abrasives, which decreases machine downtime to replace tools or abrasive belts. Raptor leaves no holes to putty and once sanded and once painted or stained are virtually undetectable. (See Raptor University video above.)

Raptor polymer nails cabinet door application

Utility Composites adds that CNC woodworkers find the Raptor finish nails to be a quick and safe clamping method for holding multiple layers or small pieces to CNC routers, which provides savings on set up and removal downtime. The nails are router bit-friendly and eliminate the cost spent to replace bits damaged from accidental contact with metal nails, according to the company. 

In woodworking applications where glue is used, such as door manufacturing, Raptor nails act as a clamp to hold parts together during drying. When Raptor is utilized, there is no need to wait for the glue to dry before cutting, shaping, sanding, and staining and there are no clamps to remove or metal nails to damage tools. The doors can immediately move throughout production without downtime, without tool or sander belt damage and without holes to putty, the company says. 

Wood Pro Expo California

See Raptor polymer nails in action at booth #701. Learn more at raptornails.com

About the 2022 Closets Conference & Expo and Wood Pro Expo California
The Closets Conference & Expo is the annual national event for closet and home storage professionals. It is co-located with Wood Pro Expo California (WPE), a regional marketplace for woodworking professionals. The events are organized by Closets & Organized Storage and FDMC magazines respectively, each part of Woodworking Network. The twin-bill event is scheduled for April 27-29, 2022, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

The Closets Expo and WPE each kick off with a separate full-day conference on April 27, followed by the two-day expo, April 28-29, featuring woodworking machinery, supplies, and components. Additional educational programming is offered on both days of the expo. Tours of local manufacturing plants and the popular Top Shelf Design Awards networking reception are also key features of the event.

For information about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Home Storage. For all other inquiries, contact Kim Lebel, show manager. 

View the interactive exhibitor prospectus.

More upcoming Woodworking Network events
Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Feb. 24-26, 2022, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.

Executive Briefing Conference, September 15-17, 2022, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wood Pro Expo Lancaster, October 13-14, 2022, Spooky Nook Sports Center, Manheim, Pa.

Salon Industriel du Bois Ouvré (SIBO), October 27-29, 2022, Centrexpo Cogeco, Drummondville, Quebec.

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Rich Christianson is the owner of Richson Media LLC, a Chicago-based communications firm focused on the industrial woodworking sector. Rich is the former long-time editorial director and associate publisher of Woodworking Network. During his nearly 35-year career, Rich has toured more than 250 woodworking operations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and has written extensively on woodworking technology, design and supply trends. He has also directed and promoted dozens of woodworking trade shows, conferences and seminars including the Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo, Canada’s largest woodworking show.