The Fastener Quality Act is designed to monitor the quality and traceability of all
graded fasteners including metrics and socket products. With the onslaught of substandard
and counterfeit fasteners, such measures are necessary.
The Fastener Quality Act has three primary requirements that affect both fastener
manufacturers and distributors:
Product Certification: All products must be certified by an accredited
laboratory to meet all chemical, dimensional, mechanical, and physical requirements set
by SAE and IFI. These certifications must also include lot numbers and must be made
available upon customer request
Lot Traceability: 100% lot traceability must be maintained through every
stage of the manufacturing process - from raw material through the heat-treating and
plating processes. The lot numbers must be clearly marked on each box.
Head Markings: Every manufacturer and private label distributor is required
to register their unique headmarking logo.
At Imperial, we ID and/or Lot Track all our products.
We maintain complete Lot Traceability for a minimum of ten years.
Now, if you question a certain lot, simply check your invoices for the number, and give
us a call at 1-800-558-2808.
Imperial Supplies LLC is committed to supplying only the highest quality products,
and has taken steps to make Imperial a leader in quality products by including lot
numbers on both the package label and the invoice, upgrading and modernizing our Quality
Assurance department, and purchasing from only quality conscious suppliers.