Hook and Loop

  1. 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 →
  2. Boy Scout And Girl Scout Uniform Colors

    Boy Scout And Girl Scout Uniform Colors
    Boy Scouts Have So Many Merit Badges Boy Scouts of America has 11 different ranks split between the cub scouts (Webelos, Bear scout, Wolf scout, and Tiger scout) and the boy scouts (Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star scout, Life scout, and Eagle scout). There are more than 135 different merit badges that a scout can earn. Continue reading →
  3. TV Props Made from Hook and Loop

    TV Props Made from Hook and Loop
    In 1955, Swiss engineer George de Mestral patented the hook and loop fastener which came to be known as VELCRO®, or hook and loop fasteners. During the Apollo program, NASA saw this fastener as a way to secure a number of items in zero gravity conditions. It became an integral addition to the moon flights and helped to fasten the astronauts’ space boots and gloves. Is it any wonder that it would go on to be employed to construct props for TV sci-fi shows? Continue reading →
  4. Staying in the Loop: Oculus Touch, Murphy Beds and More

    Staying in the Loop: Oculus Touch, Murphy Beds and More
    Hook and loop is used in so many applications, it’s difficult to know where to start. After all, it’s not just shoes and wallets that use these practical fasteners. We’re highlighting some interesting applications that we come across, including new business ventures, technology, and DIY stuff, among others. Continue reading →
  5. Elf on the Shelf Ideas Just in Time for Christmas

    Elf on the Shelf Ideas Just in Time for Christmas
    With Christmas right around the corner, many parents may be struggling to come up with good ideas for the Elf on the Shelf. If you aren’t familiar with Elf on the Shelf, it all started with a book of the same name that told the story of elves visiting children for Santa Claus between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve to see which children were being naughty and which were being nice. The idea is that the elf is there to make sure the children of the household are behaving, and each day the children search to find where the elf is hiding. Continue reading →
  6. Velcro® Brand Fasteners: The Fishermen's Secret Weapon

    Velcro® Brand Fasteners: The Fishermen's Secret Weapon
    There is no question there are ways to make the world's most stress-free pastime even more stress-free. Velcro® brand hook and loop is the solution. Hook and loop works whether wet or dry, and has many uses. Continue reading →
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