Hook and Loop Information

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  1. "Do You Send Samples?"

    Every day we take phone calls and answer emails from customers trying to find the right product for their application. Sometimes we suggest sending samples to the customer in order to test out the products we have available and to see which one works the best for them.

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  2. HookandLoop.com Shipping Transit Times

    At HookandLoop.com, we're always looking for ways to be more transparent about our process. That includes shipping transit times. Now, how long an order takes to ship depends on the product being ordered, whether we are holding stock on that item, how much is being ordered, and so much more. But once an order leaves our facility, it can take anywhere from 1-5 business days to arrive. But how long will it take to get to you?

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  3. DuraGrip Brand vs. VELCRO ® Brand Products

    A lot of our customer interaction involves teaching the customer all about hook and loop. One of the first things we explain is that the product is hook and loop. We also explain that there are different manufacturers and different brands of material. At HookandLoop.com, we stock two hook and loop brands: our DuraGrip Brand, and the VELCRO ® Brand. Each brand offers different advantages.

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    Specialty Fasteners for Virtually Any Application

    At HookandLoop.com, our goal is to be your one-stop shop for all your hook and loop fastener needs. We stock a huge selection of fastener products in a range of sizes and colors. Our large in-stock inventory helps us provide quick order fulfillment for the vast majority of our customers’ orders. But sometimes an application needs a specialty hook and loop solution; we can accommodate those orders too!

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    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.

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    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? Where did such a remarkable product come from? There are a lot of different questions that pop up when it comes to this clever and ingenious material. Here's a little bit on the history of the VELCRO® Brand, as well as a few VELCRO® Brand facts you may not have known about the hook and loop product.

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    How to Make a Hook and Loop Strap (Part 2)

    Previously, we covered the four main variations of hook and loop straps and the first three steps of how we cut the material to length. In the following hook and loop strap making steps, we'll go over the four types of strap tips, their advantages, and how we bond these materials together. We'll also examine the Logo Imprinting process, the options available for cinch strap rings, and when to use a grommet for your custom strap.

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    Discover the Advantages of DuraGrip® Fasteners

    Much like Kleenex® is synonymous with facial tissue, VELCRO® is synonymous with hook and loop fasteners. When it comes to hook and loop fasteners, alternatives to the VELCRO® Brand do exist. Not all brands are the same and it pays to understand the advantages and differences offered by other manufacturers. At HookandLoop.com, we are proud to offer our own DuraGrip® Brand of hook and loop in addition to being a distributor of VELCRO® Brand products. In this post, we highlight the unique benefits of DuraGrip® Brand hook and loop so you can determine if this brand is right for you.

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    Rubber vs. Acrylic Based Adhesives

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    Industrial Strength Hook and Loop

    Industrial strength hook and loop can refer to a few things. One, it refers to material used in industrial applications. The standard hook and loop we sell is used in industrial applications everyday. The main factor in determining material strength is the width and quantity of hook and loop being used. A four inch square of hook and loop is going to be 16x stronger than a one inch square.

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