Plastic anchors, also known as plastic wall anchors or expansion anchors, are widely used fasteners for securing lightweight to medium-weight objects to drywall, plaster, and other hollow or soft materials. They are inexpensive, easy to install, and suitable for a variety of household and DIY projects.
Plastic anchors are commonly used for hanging shelves, curtain rods, towel racks, picture frames, and other lightweight to medium-weight objects on interior walls. They come in various sizes and styles to accommodate different screw sizes and weight capacities.
While plastic anchors are easy to install and suitable for many applications, they may not provide as much holding strength as other types of anchors, such as metal anchors, in dense or load-bearing materials. It's essential to choose the right size and type of anchor for the specific application and to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully for proper installation. Overloading a plastic anchor or using it in unsuitable conditions can lead to failure and damage to the wall.