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A place to learn about Everything in Hook and Loop!™

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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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    Webbing: Is Polypropylene the Best?

    When you need webbing for home, work or school use, it is important to know the best varieties for different purposes. Webbing is a durable woven fabric available in an assortment of widths and thicknesses for use on:

    • Camping gear – straps and handles on tents and sleeping bags
    • School supplies – shoulder straps on backpacks
    • Military gear – waterproof belts and straps
    • Furniture – outdoor items such as chairs and chaises
    • Vehicle safety – seat belts and shoulder harnesses
    • Pet supplies – leashes and collars
    • Clothing – embellishments or functions

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    Packaging and Handling with Hook and Loop

    We make packaging and handling easier through the use of hook and loop. DuraGrip® Brand or VELCRO® Brand fasteners come in such a wide variety of styles, sizes, and strengths that there is practically no task they can’t accomplish.

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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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    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 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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    Electrically Conductive Hook and Loop

    Hook and loop has been around for decades, but that doesn't mean its various applications and designs aren't always expanding. Today, there are even hook and loop fasteners that will conduct electricity. This is managed by spray coating the hook and loop with liquid silver. Silver is used because it has the highest electrical conductivity and the highest thermal conductivity of any metal.

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    How to Remove Adhesive Backed Hook and Loop

    With hook and loop, many applications use adhesive backing. Adhesives are useful for applying fasteners to plastics, metals, and various other substrates. Now, sometimes these adhesives are applied with the expectation that they will be in place forever. In these instances, it happens from time to time that they need to be removed or replaced. So how do you do that?

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    Hook and Loop in the Military

    The adaptability and variety of hook and loop is perhaps most evident in its presence in the military industry. A fairly simple concept, hook and loop fasteners consist of two pieces. The hook, meaning the rough side, and the loop, or softer side, which is often referred to as "pile" by the military. When the two sides are joined together, the hooks attach to the loops, forming a strong bond that is used to fasten apparel, organize supplies and bundle military equipment and tools. Its adaptability makes this fastener incredibly useful. This rifle stock cheek rest is adjustable with hook and loop.

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    What is Attach-A-Patch®?

    Attach-A-Patch® is a Velcro® brand consumer product that provides fastening ease for patches. This sew-on Velcro® Brand patch product is ideal for military personnel, police officers, firefighters, security professionals and medical workers. Teenagers can even use VELCRO® Brand backpack patches on their bags or varsity jackets. The kit with VELCRO® Brand backed patches is also perfect for school uniforms that feature an education facility’s crest or emblem on them. Parents of boy, girl and cub scouts are likely to use an Attach-A-Patch® kit due to the product’s convenience.

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    Understanding the Logo Imprinting Process

    Imprinted logos help firms make their products distinct from those produced by other companies. They can even be used for subtle brand marketing. So how do these images get from the computer onto hook and loop products?

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