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    Hook and Loop in Pregnancy

    Over the course of nine months, there are many ways hook and loop closures become convenient, and even vital, for expecting parents. And once the baby has arrived, there are several products with hook and loop fasteners that can make life’s daily tasks faster and easier than ever before for new mothers.

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    Hook and Loop in the Military

    The adaptability and variety of hook and loop is perhaps most evident in its presence in the military industry. A fairly simple concept, hook and loop fasteners consist of two pieces. The hook, meaning the rough side, and the loop, or softer side, which is often referred to as "pile" by the military. When the two sides are joined together, the hooks attach to the loops, forming a strong bond that is used to fasten apparel, organize supplies and bundle military equipment and tools. Its adaptability makes this fastener incredibly useful. This rifle stock cheek rest is adjustable with hook and loop.

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    Hook and Loop in the Medical Industry

    In the medical field, where the pace can be frenetic, it's important to have equipment that's flexible and adjustable. With the easy-on, easy-off requirements of hospital emergency rooms and doctors’ offices, hook and loop fasteners, such as VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® and Cable Ties, meet all of these requirements and more. Here are some ways the medical industry uses hook and loop.

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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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    Hook and Loop in the Water

    Summer time is the best time to take advantage of the outdoors, which includes trips to the beach and plenty of other water-related activities. Hook and loop can be found on a variety of items used in the water, from life jackets to scuba gear and so much more. Hook and loop is especially useful on safety equipment in water applications because it is quick and easy to fasten and unfasten, yet its strong bond prevents it from coming undone.

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    Hook and Loop in the Warehouse - Efficiency and Organization in Industrial Environments

    Efficiency in a warehouse setting is comprised of three main factors: the productivity of your workers, organization and safety so nothing interrupts the workflow. They can all be helped along with the use of hook and loop fasteners.

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    Hook and Loop in Hollywood

    Hook and loop fasteners have so many uses that they have even made their way into pop culture. Both in front of the camera and behind it, Hollywood uses hook and loop material in numerous ways throughout a production.

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    Hook and Loop in the Hospitality Industry

    DuraGrip® and VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners have provided display, organization and storage solutions to individuals, businesses, and the hospitality industry for more than four decades. Much more than a simple fastening alternative for shoes and apparel, these fasteners are used by hotels, restaurants, banquet halls, and catering companies every day. Products are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, including sew-on and peel-and-stick. Standard hook and loop fasteners can hold up to 14 pounds per square inch and can be opened and closed thousands of times.

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    Hook and Loop for the Classroom

    Hook and loop tape is a great classroom tool with a myriad of uses. It can be used to create a safe and orderly school environment and is great for making teacher-created learning tools. From organizing the classroom, to building fun and interactive lesson plans, hook and loop fasteners can help teachers of all grade levels keep their sanity. Here are five ways in which hook and loop can be utilized in any classroom.

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    Hook and Loop DIY Tablet Mount Life Hack

    Hook and loop fasteners are the ultimate life hacks. The use of hook and loop fasteners does not require drilling holes or slathering industrial glue on pricey equipment.

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