Hook and Loop Uses

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    Hook and Loop Helps Penguin Get His Groove Back

    Hook and loop fasteners are well-known for meeting diverse needs in multiple settings. Standard products work in many situations, but there are plenty of situations where a specialty fastener can save the day or even a life. Such was the case with an African penguin named Pierre, thanks to the innovative thinking of a concerned biologist.

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    Funny and Strange Uses for Hook and Loop Fasteners

    Hook and loop fasteners have been around for more than 60 years -- plenty of time for people to discover strange new uses for them. They are used in everyday applications, such as shoes and diapers, to more exotic uses like Aerospace applications. Astronauts dealing with zero gravity use Velcro® for everything from keeping their personal hygiene products in place in storage bags to fastening pieces to a chess board during leisurely time in space.

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    Hook and Loop for the Classroom

    Hook and loop tape is a great classroom tool with a myriad of uses. It can be used to create a safe and orderly school environment and is great for making teacher-created learning tools. From organizing the classroom, to building fun and interactive lesson plans, hook and loop fasteners can help teachers of all grade levels keep their sanity. Here are five ways in which hook and loop can be utilized in any classroom.

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    Hook-and-Loop Fasteners in Sports

    Hook-and-loop closures have become an integral part of sports. Whether they ensure the proper fit of protective gear or improve the effectiveness of training equipment, these fasteners make many sports safer. Athletes, trainers, coaches and players use hook and loop. Physical education teachers use them in schools. The ability to adjust tightness and length makes them useful in a variety of sports.

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    Off to College? Velcro® Brand Fasteners Can Help

    Heading off to college means you are about to face some significant changes in your life. As you adjust to life away from home and the pressures of classes, homework and meeting new friends, it's important to feel comfortable in your dorm. Velcro® brand hook and loop can help you do that with a few dorm room hacks.

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    No Sew Party Costume Ideas

    Hook and loop comes in handy for last minute no-sew costumes! Whether you're looking to fix your costume up, make adjustments to it, or make your entire costume out of it, hook and loop can help! You can get adhesive backed hook and loop to modify a costume or accessorize, or you can use iron on hook and loop to actually attach the hook and loop to your costume as a fastener. Beyond that, you can make costumes out of hook and loop itself.

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    Summer Packing Tips From HookandLoop.com

    With the summer finally in full swing, many of us will be taking trips to get away for a bit or take our families on a summer vacation. That means many of us will need to do some serious packing. When it comes to packing for a trip, there are some quick tips to maximize your suitcase space. After all, you’ll probably want to save some room to bring back souvenirs!

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    Camping With Hook And Loop

    Camping is a great pastime for enjoying the outdoors, nature, and relaxation. Sometimes it's difficult for newcomers to set up and take down their camping gear. And with so many products out there, it's easy to weigh down your pack or vehicle with unnecessary equipment. Here are some great tips on how to use hook and loop to make your life easier on the campground.

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    Hook And Loop Use On Gymnastics Mats

    Hook and loop has its use in many sports from braces to padding and everywhere in between. In gymnastics, one of the most common uses for hook and loop is using it to lay out mats for tumbling or fastening rolls of padding.

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    Everyday Improvements through Hook and Loop

    We use Velcro® brand fasteners and other hook and loop products every day. They've become so commonplace that we rarely consider what we did before its invention in the 1940s.

    Consider an ordinary trip to your family physician. You'll likely have your blood pressure taken. Can you remember how the cuff was secured before Velcro® brand fasteners came along? Cuffs used to be tied or snapped into place, which doesn’t sound comfortable. If your doctor prescribes an arm or knee brace, how would you position it without the Velcro® brand fastener? Well, you would have to tie it in place which means you wouldn't have the versatility and adjustability we enjoy today with hook and loop braces.

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