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    How a Cinch Strap Is Used

    Cinch straps have a surprisingly long history. While these capable devices are commonly employed in modern applications, they go back to the days when beasts of burden were the primary means of human transportation. Although today's hook and loop cinch straps are vastly improved on their original predecessors, they still share some of the same basic design considerations.

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    How Long Will It Stick? Understanding the Lifespan of Hook and Loop

    Hook and loop closures are easy to use, safe, and discreet, but they don't last forever. Every type of hook and loop closure has a lifespan, or cycle life, after which it will no longer be able to stick as well as it used to. At this point, it will need to be replaced.

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    How Much Does Die Cutting Cost?

    In addition to all of the customizations we offer, we also offer die cutting services. We use a clicker press to die cut hook and loop to specific shapes to be used for various applications.

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    Our HookandLoop.com Calculator

    Our HookandLoop.com calculator makes it easy to determine how many yards, feet or inches you need as well as giving you a yield for cut pieces. And it's all right there on the order page! Sometimes when ordering, you know you need a certain number of feet, but it may be tricky to figure out how many yards or rolls that equates to. That's where the calculator makes things easy.

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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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