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Velcro Hook & Loop: Quick Summary:

 
‘Hook & loop’ and the term ‘velcro’ are used interchangeably when referring to hook and loop material and the products fabricated from it. Velcro is also the name of a hook & loop manufacturer based in the United States.
 
·      Velcro hook & loop materials feature tiny hooks on surface with tiny loops on another. When matted together the hooks engaged the loops for a closure. Depending about the types of hooks and loops, the end product has varying shear and peal strength, weather resistance, burn ratings and other properties.
·      Products fabricated from velcro hook & loop vary in shape, size and design and have different applications.
o     The most popular products are rolls & reels of hook and loop tape, cinching straps, cable ties and reusable straps
o     The most popular brands include Velcro ONE-WRAP® and Speedtech’s Speedwrap®.
·      Velcro hook & loop tapes are rolls or reels of hook or loop, or hook and loop, that can be cut-to-length and used in a variety of different applications. These tapes can be used to organize items, mount objects to various surfaces or to fasten surfaces together.
o     Tape product categories
      adhesive- backed (sticky back) tape = hook or loop material with adhesive backing. There are many material and adhesive options.
      sew-on tape= hook or loop material with no adhesive backing and ideal for sewing onto another substrate or material.
      back-to-back tape = hook married to loop, back-to-back, so the tape can be wrapped around an object, lapped onto itself for a secure hold.
·      There are major differences with back-to-back materials and the manufacturing techniques that affect the performance of this type of tape! Speak to a Vel-Pert™ before selecting.
o     Learn more about tapes.
·      Velcro hook & loop ties, straps and cinching solutions are extremely popular because they are easy to use, gentle on wires and cables and the ultimate reusable solution. 
o     No one focuses so intensely on this category of velcro solution as Speedtech so contact a resident Vel-Pert™ for advice.
 
·      Expert Advice: We are here to help you navigate through the different brand and raw material options, including:
o     Velcro’s ONE-WRAP®
o     The new Speedwrap® Economy Tape material
o     Speedwrap® line of hook & loop cable management products
·      A complete history of hook & loop is also located on the site.
 

Are you looking to buy velcro hook & loop?

  • Speedtech’s factory has been exclusively manufacturing hook & loop products, custom fabricating and custom printing on hook & loop since 1994. 
  • Speedtech’s product line features one of the industry’s best selection of Velcro®, Speedwrap® and custom hook & loop products including some ready-to ship solutions.
  • Speedtech is considered an expert in hook and loop materials, manufacturing, packaging of velcro products and custom fabricating. 
  • Our specialty is cable management products including velcro ties, straps and tape and we offer the finest custom imprinting in the industry. Please contact us today for solutions.
  • Access to Vel-Perts. Your Vel-Pert will walk you through the buying process, and will expertly explain the purpose of each hook and loop product. This enables you to have the best velcro hook & loop product for your home and business!

 
 

Velcro Hook & Loop: Complete Information

Speedtech International’s factory has been exclusively manufacturing velcro hook and loop products, including velcro hook & loop, since 1994. Speedtech’s product line features one of the industry’s best selection of Velcro®, Speedwrap® and custom hook & loop products. Our sales staff works exclusively in hook & loop and with a dedicated factory at our disposal and we are ready to serve your needs. 
 
On this page we will define velcro, hook and loop tape, laminates and provide a history of the product. We will also breakdown the main hook and loop categories including, adhesive backed (‘sticky back’), sew on, back-to-back and the new ‘QT’ material.
 

What is ‘velcro’ and ‘hook & loop’?

The term “velcro” is often used interchangeably with the term hook & loop or velcro hook & loop. Hook & loop 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. 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 and 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.

Hook & loop product categories:

There are several product categories of ‘hook & loop’ 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 finished form. The following are just a few of the hook & loop 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. The material is manufactured byVelcro USA, using a patented process. Velcro’s ONE-WRAP® is a unique back-to-back, hook & loop material. It features hook laminate and loop laminate that are married together without the use of adhesives. By eliminating the use of adhesives to marry these two components, the finished material is less likely to ‘de-laminate’ over time (where the hook separates from the loop). Many lower cost imports utilize cheaper material where the hook side is married to the loop side using adhesives. These less expensive materials are inferior to ONE-WRAP®, so the velcro ties fabricated from them can be unacceptable for many applications.

When Speedtech’s customers require a higher-quality product, or they are reselling products to their industrial customers, 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. See below for more information on QT material.

·         The new QT material offered by Speedtech is a lower profile and less expensive material than standard hook & loop tape. QT material can be used to fabricate sew on and back-to-back hook and loop products. View Speedtech’s best selling QT products, or contact us today to learn more about the benefits of this new material.

 

Looking for a custom fabricated hook & loop product?

 
 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 finished product design, but we will help to value engineer your project. Contact us today to put our 15 -year experience and dedicated hook & loop factory to work for you.
 
While Speedtech offers everything from industrial hook & loop fasteners, sticky back tape and custom logo’d velcro straps, our specialty remains hook and loop tape and tiesor what is commonly referred to as ‘cable management.’ In fact, Speedtech is considered a pioneer of hook and loop cable management products, 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.
 
The landscape of distributors reselling Velcro’s One Wrap® 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 and retail experience. Speedtech has this skill set under one roof!
 
Speedtech is large enough to meet your production needs, yet small enough to appreciate every order. Our client list ranges from fortune 500 Corporations, National Retailers, to home users, electricians and repair shops. After 16 years working exclusively with hook & loop fasteners, servicing some of the largest MRO, Telecom, Datacom and electrical distributors; Speedtech is well positioned 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. Orders received by 7pm CST for items that are in stock are shipped following day by 3:30 pm Central Time using UPS.  Express and International shipping is also available; please contact us for a quote.

 

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