We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. For more details including how to change your cookie settings, please read our Cookie Policy. The most popular and widely-sourced hardware supplies include tape, fasteners, abrasives and scaffolds. Being high in supply on leading B2B site GlobalSources.com and other marketplaces online, how do importers choose the standouts from thousands of products? Here are tips on important features buyers should check: 1. Water or weather resistance in tapes – Whether foam, cloth or paper types, the most important part of a tape is the adhesive. If it sticks well over time even in wet environments and under the sunlight’s UV rays, it has an advantage over others. Many hardware tapes are used outdoors or for sealing water pipes and electric wires. 2. Fastener reinforcement against rust and other damages – Screws, hooks, bolts and nuts are mainly used to hold things together over time so it makes sense they should last long. Their durability not only lies on the material but also on the coating. While a fastener can be made of a strong type of steel, it can still be enhanced or reinforced, against rust or water for insta...