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Velcro Fastener - Quick Summary:

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    What is a velcro fastener?

o    A velcro fastener is a self-engaging fastener made with hook and loop material.
o    When fabricated into a usable shape, the Velcro fastener can wrap around wires or cables and lap back onto itself for a snug hold. 
o    As opposed to most nylon cable ties, hook and loop fasteners are reusable.
o    Velcro is the name of a company, located in the United States.
o    The most popular velcro fasteners are Speedwrap® and VELCRO® brand ONE-WRAP®.
o    View the complete history of hook and loop
o  The Velcro fastener can be made from different hook and loop materials, available in UL-94V2, different colors, plenum rated material and they can be imprinted on. Contact us to learn more. 

Velcro fastener product and material categories

o     adhesive- backed otherwise known as ‘sticky backed tape’
      Adheres to a surface, made from hook OR loop material.
o     sew-on tape has no adhesives as it is sewed onto objects. It is made from hook or loop material.
o     back-to-back material is made by combining hook on one side to loop on the other. The hook and loop are mated with or without adhesives. Velcro brand ONE-WRAP® and Speedtech’s, industrial strength Speedwrap® products are made from the highest grade back-to-back, patented, material that is made without the use of adhesives.
      This higher end material will not de-laminate over time.
      A new lighter weight Economy material is available.
·      Lower profile, reduced cost
      We invite you to contact us to learn more about the popularity of these industrial velcro fastening solutions.
 

Why do engineers, end-users and OEM’s buy their Velcro fastener from Speedtech?

o         Our factory has been exclusively manufacturing hook & loop products, custom fabricating and custom printing

on hook & loop since 1994. 

o         Our product line features one of the industry’s best selection of Velcro®, Speedwrap® and custom hook & loop products

including some ready-to ship solutions.

 

o         A pioneer in routing, securing and elcro bundling or your cords, cables and wires.

o         Rely on our expertise with hook and loop materials, manufacturing, custom fabricating and packaging of velcro products.
 

Do you need a custom Velcro fastener?

·         Find the perfect solution by relying on the Velcro experts. Let us walk you through the steps from inspiration to fabrication. Ask a Vel-Pert™ for assistance.

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Velcro Fastener: Complete Information

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 "fuzz-like" loops. When the two sides are pushed together, the hooks engage the loops for a secure hold. When the layers are separated, the strips make that typical "ripping" sound.

The Velcro fastener was first made of cotton, which proved to be impractical whereas today they are typically made from Nylon and polyester.

View the complete history of Velcro.

Velcro Fastener Categories:

There are several product categories of ‘velcro fastening’ material including sticky back tape, sew-on tape, back-to-back and the new QT material.

Within these categories there are more options for how these materials can be fabricated into a usable product.  The following are  a few of the Velcro fastener categories.

  • Adhesive backed, hook and loop is often referred to as sticky back tape and is one of the most popular forms of hook and loop.  This tape features an adhesive backing so that the user can adhere the tape to a surface. Depending upon you application and surface area the product will be adhered to, there are many different types of adhesives to choose from.  Customers can purchase stick back tape in hook form or loop form.  Click here to view the best selling adhesive back hook and loop products.
  • Sew on, hook loop tape is intended to be sewn onto another object or material.  Common applications are apparel, tradeshow displays and industrial applications like automotive or aviation seating. Customers can purchase sew-on tape in hook form or loop form. Click here to view the best selling sew on tape.
  • Back-to-back, hook loop material consists of two components: a "hook" side, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny hooks, and a "loop" side, which is covered with even smaller and "hairier" loops.  Speedtech began working with back-to-back materials in 1993. Manufacturing a finished back-to-back tape is done with or without the use of adhesives. The most popular back-to-back products sold by Speedtech are the ONE-WRAP® and Speedwrap® brands.  ONE-WRAP® is a Velcro trademark for their patented back-to-back material. Speedwrap® is a registered trademark of Speedtech International, located in Racine, Wisconsin.

Speedtech has been specializing in Velcro’s ONE-WRAP® material since its introduction in 1993. The material is manufactured by Velcro USA, using a patented process. Learn more about VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP and why it is less likely to ‘de-laminate’.

When Speedtech’s customers require a commercial grade product, they purchase industrial grade Speedwrap® or ONE-WRAP® Velcro ties.  On the other hand, when pricing is the main consideration, alternative materials are available as well as the new, lower cost ‘QT’ material. It’s amazingly strong, but lightweight and has a very low profile. Learn more about Speedtech’s best selling Economy products, or contact us today to learn more about the benefits of this new material.

Looking for a custom fabricated velcro fastener?  Speedtech’s design team is standing by to walk you through the steps, from conception to production. Your can have your custom Velcro fastener branded or personalized for a number of different colors. The custom Velcro fastener retains the properties of the standerd Velcro fastener, sacrificing none of the strength and durability.

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The term “Velcro” is often used interchangeably with the term hook & loop however, VELCRO® is actually a brand name of Velcro Industries B.V.. 

VELCRO® is a registered trademark of Velcro Industries B.V.

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