Do you have a project you're working on that involves hook and loop? Perhaps you're just considering using it. Whether you need sew on, adhesive backed, wide loop or straps, here are some questions you'll want to answer to find out if hook and loop is good for your application.

How Much Do You Need?

Do you only need a small amount for a one-off task? There are consumer packs sold in most big box stores that might be ideal for your use. If you need a decent amount, most of what we sell is on 25 yard rolls and in stock, ready to be shipped. We also have some unique products that may be just what you need for your task, as well as certain products that don't require a whole 25 yards to be purchased such as the wide loop products and the 6" hook and loop with adhesive backing which we sell by the yard.

What Are You Using It For?

Do you need a fastener for sewing? Maybe one that has adhesive backing? Maybe you're looking for a wide sheet for a display panel or you might need straps for cable management. We have tons of different products for any plan. The best place to start is identifying what your application is so we can help you narrow down our available products.

What Are You Attaching It To?

Again, if you need adhesive backing, there are different adhesives and different products that work better on certain substrates. You may want to consider what the product you're sticking the hook and loop to is made out of. Most plastics, metals and glass are fine for either adhesive, but certain LSE plastics and rougher surfaces like wood work better with the rubber based adhesive. The acrylic based adhesive holds up better to outside factors like moisture, chemicals and heat.

Adhesive Vs. Standard

We call standard hook and loop "Sew On" around here, but it doesn't have to be sewn on. The adhesive backed options are good for a ton of applications, but maybe your application requires applying your own adhesive. Standard hook and loop is good for this, as you can apply a contact cement or aerosol adhesive to the smooth backing to apply it to a tricky substrate. Conversely, some customers that sew their products use adhesive backed hook and loop to secure the material in place as they sew. The adhesive can gum up a sewing needle after a while though, so you may want to consider switching out needles more frequently or applying a lubricant like silicon to help prevent the adhesive from sticking to the needle.

 

Whatever your use, we're here to help you find the right product for your application. We're available via our site chat as well as by phone and email which can be found at the top of our website. Knowing what you need is only the first step in completing your project, but with the right products it can go a whole lot smoother!