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A place to learn about Everything in Hook and Loop!™

  1. Fire Retardant Hook and Loop

    Fire retardant hook and loop, also known as flame resistant or fireproof adhesive, has a protective coating that slows the burn process so that it meets certain specifications. The testing method our material is subjected to is FAA 25.853.(b). Continue reading
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Low Profile Hook and Loop Products

    Low profile hook and loop is something we get requests for fairly often. The Velcro Companies sell a consumer product known as Industrial Strength hook and loop that uses the standard Loop 100 fastener with a low-profile molded HTH hook. While we don’t offer that exact hook style, we do carry some comparable hook fasteners. Continue reading
  5. Hook and Loop Color Options

    Color options are always a popular topic here amongst our customers. Black is far and away the most popular color, but we offer 25 different color options among all of our products for a variety of needs and applications and it’s time we review those color options for you. Continue reading
  6. "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. Continue reading

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