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  1. Let Hook and Loop Help You Stay Organized

    If you need help organizing your home, office, or any other area you spend a majority of your time in, hook and loop fasteners can help declutter your space. Whether you need to bundle cables out of the way, hold curtains up in an RV, or organize your automotive shop, we have you covered with a solution you may not have thought of.

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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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    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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    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 Patio Life

    These tough, resilient DuraGrip and Velcro® brand fasteners help keep your backyard, patio, deck or balcony stylish and attractive all year long. We'll assist you in organizing these lovely spots for maximum outdoor enjoyment.

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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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    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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    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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    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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