Hook and Loop Information

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    What is Hook & Loop?

    Hook and loop is a product better known by the term VELCRO®. VELCRO® is actually the name of the company that first designed and created these fasteners. The product name is hook and loop, and it has an interesting history.

    George de Mestral developed the idea in the 1940s. After a hunting trip, he studied the burrs that stuck to his clothing and noticed tiny hooks that latched onto the loops in fabric and other surfaces. De Mestral imagined making a fastener from two pieces of material, using hooks on one piece and loops on another.

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    Industrial Strength Hook and Loop

    Industrial strength hook and loop can refer to a few things. One, it refers to material used in industrial applications. The standard hook and loop we sell is used in industrial applications everyday. The main factor in determining material strength is the width and quantity of hook and loop being used. A four inch square of hook and loop is going to be 16x stronger than a one inch square.

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  3. Shipping Options

    At HookandLoop.com, our shipping options include all of the large mail carriers including UPS, USPS, and FedEx. We also schedule freight pickups, ship on customer accounts and ship via DHL. Our preferred carrier is FedEx due to their timely delivery and reliable pickups, but we will ship via any method our customers prefer.

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    Logo Imprinting

    Logo imprinting uses a process known as pad printing to transfer an image or text to a rounded, flat, or rough surface. It is used in electronics, apparel, medical supplies, automotive accessories, toys and sports equipment.

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    Unknown Facts About VELCRO ® Brand Products

    There is a misconception about what the VELCRO ® brand is exactly. Is it the name of the company or the product? Did NASA invent VELCRO ® brand hook and loop? And if not, where did such a remarkable product come from? There are a lot of different questions that pop up when it comes to the clever and ingenious material. Here's a little bit on the history of VELCRO® Brand, as well as a few VELCRO® Brand facts you may not have known about the hook and loop product.

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    There’s No Such Thing as a Velcro Strap

    “Velcro” is actually a brand, not a product! The product is called hook and loop fasteners and we manufacture hundreds of thousands of straps annually with hook and loop. We make these straps with our DuraGrip Brand hook and loop as well as with VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners. So technically, the proper way to describe “Velcro straps” would be “Hook and Loop Straps made with VELCRO® Brand Fasteners”. Now lets strap in.

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    South Dakota vs. Wayfair Sales Tax Implications

    In June of 2018, the US Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair that states can mandate businesses to collect and remit sales tax on transactions within that state, regardless of whether the business has a physical presence in that state. Since that decision, states have been working to set nexuses (thresholds based on sales and/or transactions) at which point businesses will be required to collect tax on the state's behalf.

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    Wholesale Pricing

    We here at HookandLoop.com often field questions regarding special, wholesale, or distributor pricing. Instead of providing different pricing for a variety of different customers, we offer one pricing structure for all purchases. We start with our base price, which is calculated per roll. Regardless of whether the purchaser is a business, consumer, manufacturer or end user, the price is the same.

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    How to Make a Hook and Loop Strap (Part 1)

    At HookandLoop.com, we focus on providing our customers with the best products available, and part of that commitment includes the application of our conversion services. We provide customization to all our hook and loop products, but nothing comes close to the range of possibilities we have with our custom straps. With 4 different strap styles, 4 different tip types, and 25 different color options, the possibilities are endless. So let's take a look at the process we use to make your custom straps, and if you haven't used our services, here's what you need to know.

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    The Strongest Hook and Loop Strap

    Hook and loop straps provide a convenient way to secure items such as cable, wire, electrical cords, fishing gear and luggage. There are many kinds of straps for any number of purposes, but the most common are cinch straps, back straps, face straps and two-way face straps.

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