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.
Hook and Loop Variance and TolerancesUpdated On: Jan 27, 2022Hook and loop fasteners are a handmade fabric that is woven. Because of this, it does not fit into tight boilerplate tolerances a lot of drawings might require. Simply playing with the material might be enough to take these products outside of tolerances set by drafting software that is used to working with machined metal parts. Despite these limitations, there are still very reasonable tolerances and variances for hook and loop products.
Velcro® Brand Fasteners: The Fishermen's Secret WeaponUpdated On: Jan 14, 2022There is no question there are ways to make the world's most stress-free pastime even more stress-free. Velcro® brand hook and loop is the solution. Hook and loop works whether wet or dry, and has many uses.
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4 Questions to Ask Your Hook and Loop SupplierUpdated On: Jan 11, 2022When deciding what company to do business with, it’s important to know what you’re looking for as well as what each company can offer you. At HookandLoop.com, we offer excellent customer service, quality, and fast turnaround for a great price. Each company has different benefits, but each one reflects some combination of those four. Here are some questions to consider when looking for a hook and loop supplier with which to work.
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Personalize Your Stuff with Hook and LoopUpdated On: Jan 10, 2022From helping to keep shoes snug on our children's feet to attaching cable bundles, Hook and Loop has made our lives easier. With a little creativity, you can also personalize your stuff with Hook and Loop in just a few short steps.
Make your luggage identifiable at the airport baggage claim. All you need is a fabric applique of your choice and sticky-back hook and loop or Velcro® brand fasteners (or you can order a luggage strap from us). Press the sticky side of the loop onto your luggage and press the sticky side of the hook to the backside of your applique. The same idea can be applied to your wallet or phone case for a little personalized style.
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Cosplay With Hook And LoopUpdated On: Jan 10, 2022Cosplayers are fans of movies, tv shows, comic books, graphic novels, etc. who create fan costumes so they can represent their favorite characters. Often times, this is for attending conventions or gatherings with other cosplayers, but not always. Hook and loop is a great way to customize costumes for proper fitting and design.Categories: Hook and Loop Converting
Applications of Ultrasonic WeldingUpdated On: Dec 7, 2021
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.
Industry Spotlight- Hook and Loop in the Sport and Fitness IndustryUpdated On: Oct 8, 2021Hook 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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TV Props Made from Hook and LoopIn 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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Teach Your Children with Hook and Loop LessonsHook 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.
Get Organized with Hook and LoopThere are an almost infinite number of ways hook and loop products can help organize your home or office environment. To provide you with some inspiration, we have detailed some of our favorite hook and loop home organization ideas: