Hook and Loop

  1. Which Adhesive Should I Use For My Hook And Loop?

    Which Adhesive Should I Use For My Hook And Loop?
    We offer two types of adhesive backing for all of our peel and stick hook and loop products. There's a rubber based adhesive and an acrylic based adhesive. These are pressure sensitive adhesives, or PSAs, meaning that you simply have to apply pressure to the adhesive to stick it to the substrate (the material the adhesive is being stuck to). Each adhesive has it's own pros and cons but much of the adhesive's efficacy comes from ensuring a proper bond to the substrate. So we'll cover some various questions we often have to run through when recommending adhesives to our customers. Continue reading
  2. Hook and Loop Uses For Your Project

    Hook and Loop Uses For Your Project
    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. Continue reading
  3. "Do You Have a Catalog?"

    "Do You Have a Catalog?"
    It's a question we get fairly often here at hookandloop.com and the short answer is no, we don't offer any physical catalogs of our products. We offer tons of products in various sizes and colors and compiling a catalog just doesn't make sense for us. All of our products are readily available online so the website itself acts as a catalog for us. Continue reading
  4. Sewing Options

    Sewing Options
    We use industrial sewing machines to manufacture heavy duty straps for all sorts of applications. With over 40 years of experience among our seamstresses, there are tons of stitches our staff is capable of. We straight stitch, box stitch, zig zag stitch and more on straps as small as a few inches to straps that are over 20 feet long. Continue reading
  5. Certificate of Conformance and other Documentation

    Certificate of Conformance and other Documentation
    A certificate of conformance is documentation that certifies the material you receive meets a specific requirement. Also referred to as a certificate of compliance, these are sometimes shortened completely to just C of C. This documentation is requested for a variety of reasons and helps our customers keep track of their material while also being able to trace them back to the original source should they need to. Here are some reasons our customers have requested a C of C. Continue reading
  6. Mil-Spec Hook and Loop Fasteners

    Mil-Spec Hook and Loop Fasteners
    Mil-Spec hook and loop fasteners, sometimes referred to as hook and pile, means hook and loop products that are made to a particular military specification. The general callout for mil-spec hook and pile material is AA55126, but within that callout are different types and classes. Types and classes specify which kind of hook product and which kind of loop product is needed. Continue reading

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