Hook & Loop Fastener
Hook & Loop Fastener: Quick Summary
Hook & Loop Fastener: Complete Information
The term “Velcro” is often used interchangeably with the term hook & loop however, VELCRO® is actually a brand name of hook & loop (hook and loop) fabric. Hook & loop fasteners consists of two components: a "hook" laminate, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny hooks, and a "loop" laminate, which is covered with even smaller and "hairier" loops. When the two sides are pressed together, the hooks catch in the loops and hold the pieces together. When the layers are separated, the strips make a characteristic "ripping" sound.
Hook & loop fasteners can be made of many things—the first sample was made of cotton, which proved to be impractical whereas today the fasteners are commonly made from Nylon, polyester and even metal.
There are variations on the standard Velcro hook and loop fasteners: for example, a strip of material with hooks and loops on both sides. (See the Speedwrap® DIA for an example).
While Speedtech offers everything from industrial velcro fasteners, sticky back tape and custom logo’d Velcro straps, our specialty remains velcro tape and ties or what is commonly referred to as ‘cable management.’ In fact, Speedtech is considered the pioneer of hook and loop cable management, having manufactured finished cable ties and straps out of Velcro® material – from its inception. Leverage our experience for your important project by contacting one of our sales engineers today.
Looking for a customized hook & loop fastening solution? Speedtech’s design team is standing by to walk you through the steps, from conception to production. Our experienced staff will not only recommend the raw material options and design features, but will help to value engineer your project.
The landscape of distributors reselling Velcro’s is crowded and several have set up a shop in a back room to fabricate hook and loop products. Consumers can find it challenging to find the right supplier that not only understands raw material options, handling concerns, customized packaging, as well as custom fabrication. Speedtech also has customized packaging expertise and retail experience- all under one roof.
Speedtech is large enough to meet your Velco needs, yet small enough to appreciate every order. Our client list ranges from fortune 500 Corporations, National Retailers, to home users, musicicians electricians and repair shops. After 16 years working exclusively with hook & loop fastening, servicing some of the largest MRO, Telecom, Datacom and electrical distributors, Speedtech is prepared to serve your unique needs and we invite you contact us today to learn more.
We maintain a healthy stock of VELCRO® and Speedwrap® hook and loop fasteners. Items that are in stock are shipped next day by 3:30 pm Central Time using UPS. Overnight and International shipping are also available; please contact us for a quote.