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The best property data is form the mat'l mfr but try
The are several types of you know which they are using?
Maybe you can get material certs from the bolt mfr.

"Jenkins Engineering, Inc." wrote:
I am currently evaluation a construction method of a new client that produces insulated freezer and cooler panels.  I am concerned about the connections of the panels to the superstructure.

Currently, they are using 1/2" diameter nylon bolts at 23" OC, (2 per panels per support).  I have not been able to locate any technical information on nylon bolts - any suggestions?

In the absence of previously developed data, I'll advise of testing of the system plus the individual components.

Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! Bobby Jenkins, P.E.
Jenkins Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 2101
Tupelo, Ms  38803
662.840.1233 V / 662.840.1103 F