Hook and Loop Information

  1. What are Hook & Loop Fasteners Made of?

    What are Hook & Loop Fasteners Made of?

    Hook and loop fasteners consist of two distinct pieces. The rough side is known as hook because it is covered with several tiny hooks per square inch. Likewise, the soft side is called loop because it is covered with many small loops. The hooks engage the loops when the two sides are pressed together. This creates a bond that is exceptionally strong and allows for repeated use that lasts for thousands of cycles. Continue reading →
  2. The Strongest Hook and Loop Strap

    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. Continue reading →
  3. The Difference Between Hook Vs. Loop

    Before going over the difference between hook and loop, it’s important to note that what most people consider “Velcro” is a product called hook and loop. “Velcro” is a brand, called the Velcro Companies, and they are the original manufacturer of hook and loop fasteners. Continue reading →
  4. There’s No Such Thing as a Velcro Strap

    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. Continue reading →
  5. Strap Options For Businesses

    Strap Options For Businesses

    All of the strap options we have available online are only a fraction of what we can do. Every part of our strap manufacturing process is fully customizable and we can provide a quote usually in the same day. We offer custom tip styles, colors, and lengths as well as sewn straps, grommets, and more. Continue reading →
  6. Applications of Ultrasonic Welding

    Applications of Ultrasonic Welding

    In light of our last post regarding How to Make a Hook & Loop Strap, some of you may be wondering about ultrasonic welding and how it works. Ultrasonic welding is a manufacturing technique used to secure two materials together, such as attaching 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. Continue reading →

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