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    Hook and Loop for Pets

    As most owners can attest, pets are known for being unpredictable. With their inability to verbalize their thoughts and feelings, it can sometimes be more difficult to take care of a pet than a baby or small child. When it comes to managing some of this chaos, hook and loop fasteners can be a lifesaver.

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    How Hook and Loop Has Flipped the Script on Biomimicry

    Biomimicry is when science copies nature to design new products. That may be too blunt. It's more like using nature to inspire new ideas and re-purpose natural attributes to create solutions. For instance, George de Mestral created VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners after mimicking his design after the cockle burr. The burrs got caught in his dog's fur during a hike.

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    Use Velcro ® to Keep Your Kids Busy at Sporting Events

    Sporting events offer a wonderful opportunity for kids to watch professional players in action and learn exactly what it takes to succeed in their favorite sport. Yet, many of the best sporting events can go long, causing kids to become antsy and agitated. While you may not be able to fast-forward to the winning goal, you can come prepared to keep your kid occupied. Whether you are headed to an older sibling’s peewee league or showing support for your college alma mater, try these fun activities that will have your kid looking forward to the next game.

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    Applications of Ultrasonic Welding

    In light of our previous post regarding How to Make a Hook and Loop Strap, you may be wondering about ultrasonic welding and how it works. Ultrasonic welding is a manufacturing technique used to secure two materials together, like hook and loop. The first patent for welding metal objects using this process was awarded in 1960. Five years later, engineers discovered that sound waves could weld non-metal materials as well.

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    TV Props Made from Hook and Loop

    In 1955, Swiss engineer George de Mestral patented the hook and loop fastener which came to be known as VELCRO®, or hook and loop fasteners. During the Apollo program, NASA saw this fastener as a way to secure a number of items in zero gravity conditions. It became an integral addition to the moon flights and helped to fasten the astronauts’ space boots and gloves. Is it any wonder that it would go on to be employed to construct props for TV sci-fi shows?

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    Top Life Hacks with Hook and Loop

    Everyone is familiar with the many common ways hook and loop can come in handy, from grouping and securing wires to keeping seat cushions and rugs from slipping around. What some may not realize is that it possesses some extraordinary organizational qualities. Tidy up the contents of your drawers using hook and loop to bundle common items, or secure your tools in the garage with the power of Industrial Strength fasteners, keeping everything within easy reach.

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  7. Top Clothing Companies You Didn't Know Use VELCRO®

    Hook and loop has proven itself over and over to be a great tool for those who are aging or have a disability. It's amazing that the simple adjustment of using VELCRO® Brand fasteners could make such a difference in the disabled community. In fact, a few clothing companies have already caught on. Here are 4 top companies that use hook and loop in their clothing designs:

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    Teach Your Children with Hook and Loop Lessons

    Hook and loop is a great teaching tool because it can be used with kids of all ages to give them a better time in the classroom. You do not want to do all the same games that you're used to doing, but you can keep doing new and interesting projects with kids that are going to be fun for them. You can try a few new games and activities, and all of them use the hook and loop that you already have on hand.

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    How to Hang Your Mistletoe with Hook and Loop

    New Year’s Eve is almost here and you’ve got to figure out how to hang mistletoe from the ceiling. If you’re having trouble finding a good way to get it to stay where it’s supposed to, here are some suggestions on how to hang yours up with some hook and loop so you can be sure to steal a kiss from your crush this New Years.

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    Hook and Loop Uses For Your Project

    Do you have a project you're working on that involves hook and loop? Perhaps you're just considering using it. Whether you need sew on, adhesive backed, wide loop or straps, here are some questions you'll want to answer to find out if hook and loop is good for your application.

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