Hook and Loop Information

  1. Shipping Options

    At HookandLoop.com, our shipping options include all of the large mail carriers including UPS, USPS, and FedEx. We also schedule freight pickups, ship on customer accounts and ship via DHL. Our preferred carrier is FedEx due to their timely delivery and reliable pickups, but we will ship via any method our customers prefer. Continue reading →
  2. Unknown Facts About VELCRO ® Brand Products

    Unknown Facts About VELCRO ® Brand Products
    There is a misconception about what the VELCRO ® brand is exactly. Is it the name of the company or the product? Did NASA invent VELCRO ® brand hook and loop? And if not, where did such a remarkable product come from? There are a lot of different questions that pop up when it comes to the clever and ingenious material. Here's a little bit on the history of VELCRO® Brand, as well as a few VELCRO® Brand facts you may not have known about the hook and loop product. Continue reading →
  3. Hook and Loop in the Wild

    Hook and Loop in the Wild
    Burrs: the Inspiration for the Hook and Loop Fastener In 1941, the Swiss engineer George de Mestral was removing burrs from his dog. These barbed seeds come from a variety of plants, and are evolutionarily specialized to attach to animals and humans as a way to spread to new areas. Commonly, however, they are seen as a source of irritation, as the barbs can be painful, and at their worst, they can cause severe damage to livestock and automobile tires. George de Mestral, however, saw something different: a potential use for the hooked barbs on the seeds he was holding. Continue reading →
  4. Maintaining Staying Power for Velcro ® Brand Fasteners

    Maintaining Staying Power for Velcro ® Brand Fasteners
    Velcro® brand fasteners are such an ingeniously simple product that we often take it for granted, assuming it will last forever. However, there are factors that will cause VELCRO® Brand's durability to fail. Protecting hook and loop fasteners from the following will maximize its useful lifespan. Continue reading →
  5. How Long Will It Stick? Understanding the Lifespan of Hook and Loop

    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. Continue reading →
  6. 4 Questions to Ask Your Hook and Loop Supplier

    4 Questions to Ask Your Hook and Loop Supplier
    When 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. Continue reading →

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