Hook and Loop Information

  1. How to Make a Hook and Loop Strap (Part 1)

    How to Make a Hook and Loop Strap (Part 1)
    At HookandLoop.com, we focus on providing our customers with the best products available, and part of that commitment includes the application of our conversion services. We provide customization to all our hook and loop products, but nothing comes close to the range of possibilities we have with our custom straps. With 4 different strap styles, 4 different tip types, and 25 different color options, the possibilities are endless. So let's take a look at the process we use to make your custom straps, and if you haven't used our services, here's what you need to know. Continue reading →
  2. The History of the Velcro Patent

    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. Continue reading →
  3. HookandLoop.com Installs Grommets in Straps

    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. Continue reading →
  4. What are Hook & Loop Fasteners Made of?

    What are Hook & Loop Fasteners Made of?
    How does hook and loop work? Hook and loop fasteners consist of two distinct pieces. There is the rough side, known as hook because it is covered with several tiny hooks per square inch, and there is the soft side, known as loop because it is covered with many small loops. When the two sides are pressed together, the hooks engage the loops. This creates a bond that is exceptionally strong and allows for repeated use without the products wearing out. Continue reading →
  5. What is Hook & Loop?

    What is Hook & Loop?
    Hook and loop is a product better known by the term Velcro®. Velcro® is actually the name of the company that first designed and created these fasteners. The product name is hook and loop, and it has an interesting history. George de Mestral developed the idea in the 1940s. After a hunting trip, he studied the burrs that stuck to his clothing and noticed tiny hooks that latched onto the loops in fabric and other surfaces. De Mestral imagined making a fastener from two pieces of material, using hooks on one piece and loops on another. Continue reading →

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