Thanks, United!

Rob Markoff

PFG, Picture Framing God
Mar 8, 1999
San Diego, CA USA
I have always said that framers will use the correct materials if they have easy access to them.

United is now carrying MONEL staples to fit the Arrow T-50 Gun. This is great news and one less excuse for framers to use the incorrect staples when stretching canvases.

Thanks Peter for your continued leadership as a supplier.
Nice. That'll save a lot of digging around at Home Depot.

FYI, from :

Monel or Alloy 4000, is a nickel alloy containing 65-70 percent nickel, 20-29 percent copper, and small amounts of iron, manganese, silicon and carbon discovered due to the efforts of Robert Crooks Stanley, who worked for the International Nickel Company (INCO) in 1901. The new alloy which was named in honor of the president of the company, Ambrose Monell, was said to be:

Stronger than steel
Resistant to corrosion
Low coefficient of thermal expansion
Highly resistant to alkalis
Improved sanitation (??)
Fairly inexpensive
Can be welded, brazed and soldered

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Short version, they're very resistant to rust and corrosion under normal circumstances. Stainless steel staples would also do the job nicely but they can be hard to track down.