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Stephen Ira

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Stephen Ira worked as an inventor for a small manufacturing company where he developed several patents that included Velcro® brand products which led to his founding of HookandLoop.com in 1989, distributing Velcro® brand fasteners across the country. Stephen’s company has grown into a business that specializes in manufacturing hook and loop products that are used in the final products in many industries around the world. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a BS degree in mechanical engineering and specialized in machine design and solar engineering. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he enjoys an avid outdoor lifestyle and spending time with his two daughters.

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    HookandLoop.com Installs Grommets in Straps

    The service technicians at HookandLoop.com install grommets into straps. Grommets are small rings -- usually brass -- that are punched through any number of materials: paper, canvas, leather, etc. The purpose of these metal rings is to protect the surrounding material from damage when cords or strings are run through the hole of the grommet. Think of the rings your shoe laces are fed through, only stronger. If the rings weren't there, the material would eventually wear out and tear.

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    Industry Spotlight- Hook and Loop in the Sport and Fitness Industry

    Hook and Loop fasteners play an important role in many products we use every day. Because the fasteners provide years of trouble-free performance, it is easy to overlook the significant benefits they provide in a diverse array of applications.

    In this post, we feature some athletic products in the Sport and Fitness industry that benefit from hook and loop fasteners. Let’s take a look some hook and loop tape uses in a variety of sporting applications.

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    Other Uses for Hook and Loop Fasteners

    Hook and loop fasteners are versatile enough to be used for pretty much anything and everything: camera bags, diapers, display panels at corporate trade shows and conventions -- the list is endless. Because of its ease of use, NASA has even used the fasteners on state-of-the-art astronaut suits. In fact, most individuals are likely unaware of how truly pervasive hook and loop is. Continue reading to discover some interesting fastener uses!

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    The History of the Velcro Patent

    The Velcro Company developed hook and loop fasteners over 60 years ago, and it represents one of the most innovative inventions of the 20th century. The history of the VELCRO ® Brand and its invention is a fascinating story that has made a wide range of products and services possible.

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    Hook And Loop Colors

    Hook And Loop Colors

    We carry two brands of hook and loop products here at HookandLoop.com. In the VELCRO Brand, we offer black and white options in most of the products we stock. But in our DuraGrip Brand, we stock up to 25 colors of hook and loop from military colors to primary and secondary colors. We even carry neon colors!

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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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