What is hook and loop?

Hook and loop, popularly known as VELCRO® Brand fasteners, is a relatively recent invention, but one that has changed how many people hold things together. VELCRO® Brand fasteners are hook and loop fasteners, a two component fastening system comprised of the hook: the rough, scratchy side, and the loop: the soft, fuzzy side. When pressed together, the little hooks on the hook side engage with all of the little loops on the fuzzy side and create a super strong bond, that can still be pulled apart when needed.

Hook and Loop comes in two types: Sew on and Peel and Stick. Sew on refers to the material that is primarily used in a sewing applications. There is no adhesive backing on these products, so they are sewn onto clothing, fabric, etc. We also use these sew on hook and loop fasteners to make straps. Straps have their own various styles, but are used to bundle piping, secure wiring, hold harnesses in place, and so much more.

The Peel and Stick refers to the hook and loop material that has a Glue or Adhesive backing lined with a release liner paper backing so it "sticks" to a surface when you remove the paper backing. There are two types of adhesive available: a rubber based adhesive, and an acrylic based adhesive. The proper adhesive depends on your application and the substrate you're applying it to.

HookandLoop.com is an online supplier for hook and loop fasteners that can be customized to meet any number of needs, that’s why we are called "Hook and Loop". HookandLoop.com provides both the name brand DuraGrip® and VELCRO® Brand fasteners, along with quality customer service, and decades of experience selling standard and custom products.

What about VELCRO® Brand fasteners?

  • Vecro brand straps

    VELCRO® Brand fasteners are the most well-known of the hook and loop fastener brands, and Hookandloop.com is an official re-seller of VELCRO® Brand products. The word "VELCRO®" is derived from the two French words velours ("velvet"), and crochet ("hook"). Hook and loop is the generic name for the products manufactured by Velcro USA. There are many retailers and manufacturers of hook and loop products, but the word "VELCRO®" has become synonymous with hook and loop fasteners.

  • Cockle Burrs

    Inspiration for VELCRO® Brand fasteners struck when inventor George de Mestral, who had returned from an outdoor excursion, examined burrs that had stuck to his clothing under a microscope. The magnification revealed the ingenious, natural design of the hook and loop. The inventor spent years perfecting the fastening system, and over time it became well-used in everything from space suits to wallets to tennis shoes.

  • Hook and Loop Industries

    Hook and loop fabric is made from synthetic materials, nylon and polyester, and can be used in a variety of applications. One industry to first adopt hook and loop for its useful application was the aerospace industry - the ease of getting in and out of a bulky space suit was greatly improved. Today hook and loop is used in many industries from transportation, clothing, and sports, and has transformed many products we use in everyday life. When you need a strong-yet-reversible bond, a fastener that uses hook and loop technology is the best choice.

What Can HookandLoop.com do for You?

Hookandloop.com is proud to be a supplier of the DuraGrip® brand of hook and loop in addition to being an authorized re-seller of VELCRO® Brand fasteners. Both of these high quality fasteners provide reliable strength for a huge array of products that are manufactured here. Interested in learning more about what HookandLoop.com can do for you? Contact our customer service team, or explore our website!

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