Hook and Loop Information

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    Rubber vs. Acrylic Based Adhesives

    Commonly known by the brand name of Velcro®, the widely used fastening, storage and organization system known as hook and loop provides convenience and durability to businesses, industries and homeowners around the world with the adhesive backed version of the product. The two main versions of Velcro® brand adhesive tapes are either rubber based or acrylic based. Each offers unique properties for various applications. Read on to learn more about choosing what sticky backed adhesive is right for you.

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    The Difference between Nylon, Polyester and Polypropylene Hook and Loop

    Hook and loop fasteners, commonly known by the Velcro® brand name, come in a variety of strengths and materials to handle everything from home and garden tasks to heavy-duty and industrial-strength jobs. Hook and loop fasteners, cuffs, and straps, as well as specialty versions of hook and loop can be purchased in polyester, polypropylene and nylon materials for use in automotive, medicine, military and many other industries. While each type of hook and loop fiber offers its own benefits, the type of task it will be performing is the best way to make a selection.

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    Stand Out With Custom Embroidery

    embroidery-nameAs a customer service oriented company, we strive to offer the best choices for our Hook and Loop customers. Many companies depend on Hook and Loop straps to be powerful, strong, and adaptable for many unique projects. That’s why we are proud to offer customizable embroidery to our services, so our patrons will be able to add some personality to their products. We are currently setting up our brand new machines and will be ready to customize your project with embroidery within a very short time.

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    Cleaning Hook and Loop

    Hook and loop fasteners are one of the most versatile methods of joining objects. The hook side of the fastener has a strong affinity for the fuzzy loop side. Unfortunately, that affinity also attracts a range of items. Over time, the hooks can collect lint, string, hair and other unsightly debris. Dirty hook and loop can make an otherwise clean item look old and tired. Additionally, all the fuzz that collects on the hooks can reduce the bond strength of the fastener. Cosmetic issues aside, it is worth paying attention to the cleanliness of the hook and loop on sports equipment or other items that rely on securing fastening to perform properly.

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    Discover the Advantages of DuraGrip® Fasteners

    Much like Kleenex® is synonymous with facial tissue, Velcro® is synonymous with hook and loop fasteners. When it comes to hook and loop fasteners, alternatives to the Velcro® brand do exist. Not all brands are the same and it pays to understand the advantages and differences offered by other manufacturers. At HookandLoop.com, we are proud to offer our own DuraGrip® brand of hook and loop in addition to being a distributor of Velcro® brand products. In this post, we highlight the unique benefits of DuraGrip® brand hook and loop so you can determine if this brand is right for you.

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    Specialty Fasteners for Virtually Any Application

    At HookandLoop.com, our goal is to be your one-stop shop for all your hook and loop fastener needs. We stock a huge selection of fastener products in a range of sizes and colors. Our large in-stock inventory helps us provide quick order fulfillment for the vast majority of our customers’ orders. But sometimes an application needs a specialty hook and loop solution; we can accommodate those orders too!

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    4 Questions to Ask Your Hook and Loop Supplier

    When deciding what company to do business with, it’s important to know what you’re looking for as well as what each company can offer you. At HookandLoop.com, we offer excellent customer service, quality, and fast turnaround for a great price. Each company has different benefits, but each one reflects some combination of those four. Here are some questions to consider when looking for a hook and loop supplier with which to work.

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    Maintaining Staying Power for Velcro ® Brand Fasteners

    Velcro® brand fasteners are such an ingeniously simple product that we often take it for granted, assuming it will last forever. However, there are factors that will cause VELCRO® Brand's durability to fail. Protecting hook and loop fasteners from the following will maximize its useful lifespan.

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    Hook and Loop in the Wild

    Burrs: the Inspiration for the Hook and Loop Fastener

    In 1941, the Swiss engineer George de Mestral was removing burrs from his dog. These barbed seeds come from a variety of plants, and are evolutionarily specialized to attach to animals and humans as a way to spread to new areas. Commonly, however, they are seen as a source of irritation, as the barbs can be painful, and at their worst, they can cause severe damage to livestock and automobile tires. George de Mestral, however, saw something different: a potential use for the hooked barbs on the seeds he was holding.

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  10. DuraGrip Brand vs. VELCRO ® Brand Products

    A lot of our customer interaction involves teaching the customer all about hook and loop. One of the first things we explain is that the product is hook and loop. We also explain that there are different manufacturers and different brands of material. At HookandLoop.com, we stock two hook and loop brands: our DuraGrip Brand, and the VELCRO ® Brand. Each brand offers different advantages.

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