Agawam, MA (February, 2019) – FastenMaster has partnered with leading deck manufacturers to offer Cortex Decking Plugs in collated strips. New collated strips of Cortex Decking Plugs come in a wide range of deck colors from AZEK, Trex, and WOLF.
The wood ‘grain’ on the collated plugs comes pre-aligned allowing the installer to save valuable time on the jobsite. When compared with loose plug installation, time studies have shown savings of up to 50% with collated, pre-aligned, Cortex Plugs.
Cortex is an innovative hidden fastening system developed by FastenMaster and designed for use with composite, capstock, and PVC decking boards, as well as PVC trim. Since its introduction in 2008, Cortex has become the leading plug-based hidden fastening system and adopted by virtually all decking and trim manufacturers.
“When it comes to creating a completely hidden fastened deck, pros across the country choose Cortex as their preferred method of attachment,” said Anthony DiSanto, product manager for FastenMaster. “The pre-aligned grain makes it
very easy to find the perfect Cortex plug and saves valuable time. We are very pleased to be working with great companies including AZEK, Trex, and WOLF for this program.”
Collated Cortex Plugs are packaged in three sizes to accommodate 100 lineal feet of decking, as well as 100- and 300-square foot decks. Each package includes Cortex Screws, Cortex Plugs, and Setting Tools, and assumes two fasteners per board installed 16-inches on center. Cortex Plugs are made from the same material as the deck and come with warranty for the life of the project.