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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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    Stand Out With Custom Embroidery

    embroidery-nameAs a customer service oriented company, we strive to offer the best choices for our Hook and Loop customers. Many companies depend on Hook and Loop straps to be powerful, strong, and adaptable for many unique projects. That’s why we are proud to offer customizable embroidery to our services, so our patrons will be able to add some personality to their products. We are currently setting up our brand new machines and will be ready to customize your project with embroidery within a very short time.

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    Baltimore Orioles Pitchers Use Hook and Loop

    Professional baseball organizations like the Baltimore Orioles are taking advantage of technology typically encountered in film studios, and hook and loop technology plays an integral role in their success. In a relatively new training procedure, staff use these simple fasteners to affix scores of reflective balls to the body of a pitcher and observe his performance. With the aid of motion capture analysis, teams hope to reduce the incidence of injuries and develop superior training regimens for critical team members.

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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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    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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    Rubber vs. Acrylic Based Adhesives

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    Hook and Loop in Pregnancy

    Over the course of nine months, there are many ways hook and loop closures become convenient, and even vital, for expecting parents. And once the baby has arrived, there are several products with hook and loop fasteners that can make life’s daily tasks faster and easier than ever before for new mothers.

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    Hook and Loop around the House

    Hook and loop fasteners have a wide variety of applications in many different industries, including healthcare and businesses. However, there may be nowhere that these closures are as versatile and useful as in the everyday activities of the household.

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    MOLLE Gear

    Tactical gear must be modular to function well in tense situations. Military units and police forces that have to swap out supplies and yet remain mobile often rely on standardized load-bearing equipment, like MOLLE system backpacks. While there are many alternatives to the MOLLE attachment system, its durability and universal nature makes it a clear choice for numerous organizations.

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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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    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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