Hook & Loop Tapes

Hook and loop tape (Velcro) was invented by a Swiss engineer George de Mestral in 1941, Velcro is a combination of two French words Velours(Velvet) and crochet (hook)


What is Hook and Loop Tape?


Hook and loop tape is most commonly known as velcro tape or hook and loop fastener tape. The backing tape material may vary but hook and loops are normally made from nylon or polyester. It is a type of fastener closure system consisting of two types of tape that, when pressed together, form a secure fastening.


One tape, called hook tape, has a rough side consisting of tiny hooks and the other tape is called loop tape and is covered in soft loops. When these two tapes are pressed together the hooks on the hook tape engage with the loops on the loop tape causing them to bind together. The two tapes can be peeled apart when required making a distinctive tearing sound.


How to Attach Hook and Loop Tape


Most hook and loop tapes have a pressure sensitive self-adhesive backing for a secure attachment. Fabric backed hook and loop tape can be sewn to textiles such as clothing, bags, and furniture. Heat activated adhesive hook and loop tape uses heat from an iron that makes the adhesive tacky, it can then be stuck to the surface of the fabric.



Types of Hook and Loop Tape


Standard Hook and Loop: These are separate hook and loop tapes which are sold together for convenience but they can also be purchased separately


Back to Back Hook and Loop: This tape has hooks on one side and loops on the other enabling it to be wrapped around itself for securing bundles of cables


Self-Engaging Hook and Loop: This tape, also known as mixed hook and loop tape, has hooks and loops on the same side for a one-piece solution


Mushroom Hook Tape: This tape has mushroomed shaped stems protruding from the backing. When pressed together these stems interlock with one another to provide a secure fastening



Sizes


Hook and loop tapes are available in various lengths and widths and can also be supplied on a strip in separate circular coin shapes or squares


Benefits


  • Quick and easy to use

  • Very strong

  • Simple to unfasten

  • Can be manipulated around objects

  • Maintenance free


Applications


  • Clothing

  • Soft furnishings

  • Signage

  • Picture

  • hanging

  • Partitioning

  • Exhibitions

  • Workshops

  • Cable harnessing

  • Gazebos

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RS Stock No. 890-4219
BrandRS PRO
$2.57
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50mm 100mm Hook & Loop White - - - - -
RS Stock No. 449-9189
BrandRS PRO
$54.69
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20mm 200mm Hook & Loop - 20 x 200mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4206
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$18.82
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20mm 200mm Hook & Loop Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4203
BrandRS PRO
$116.73
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25mm 5m Mushroom Hook Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4199
BrandRS PRO
$7.98
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25mm 5m Loop Black 25mm - 25mm - -
RS Stock No. 890-4174
BrandRS PRO
$11.90
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50mm 1m Hook & Loop Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4161
BrandRS PRO
$9.11
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20mm 5m Mushroom Hook Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4159
BrandRS PRO
$11.36
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20mm 5m Hook & Loop Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4187
BrandRS PRO
$18.23
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20mm 10m Hook & Loop Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4155
BrandRS PRO
$6.78
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20mm 5m Hook Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4146
BrandRS PRO
$7.15
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20mm 5m Hook White - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4152
BrandRS PRO
$7.15
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20mm 5m Loop White - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4168
BrandRS PRO
$7.28
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20mm 5m Loop Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4171
BrandRS PRO
$6.93
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22mm 5m Loop White - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4212
BrandRS PRO
$2.46
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50mm 100mm Hook & Loop Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4165
BrandRS PRO
$7.98
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25mm 5m Hook Black 25mm - 25mm - -
RS Stock No. 890-4143
BrandRS PRO
$13.29
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20mm 10m Hook & Loop White - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4200
BrandRS PRO
$14.79
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50mm 1.8m Loop Black - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4193
BrandRS PRO
$11.46
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22mm 5m Hook White - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4183
BrandRS PRO
$2.36
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16mm - Hook & Loop White - - - - -
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