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How to Choose the Right Hook-and-Loop Fastener

There are so many practical uses for hook-and-loop fasteners. You can use them around the home or in the workplace and even during the holidays to keep your decorations tidy and organized. From clothing to crafts to carpets, if you need any two things to stick together and stay stuck together, this is a great solution. Bond Products offers a number of hook-and-loop products for different needs. In this blog we will talk about how you choose the right hook-and-loop fastener for your project. 

Choosing the Right Hook-and-Loop Fastener

There are a number of options when it comes to this product, and knowing which one is best to use can be confusing. Essentially there are two basic choices: adhesive or sew-on. What’s the difference?

Sew-on hook-and-loop – This is probably the type of hook-and-loop fastener people are most familiar with. We often call it by the brand name Velcro. It can be found on children’s shoes and clothing, as well as adult athletic and casual wear. It holds up well over time and takes the place of buttons or a zipper, making it great for anyone who has difficulty performing fine motor skills, including children, the elderly, and the disabled. 

Because it needs to stand up to hard use and multiple washings, a sew quality fastener has a tougher backing and is sewn on. You’ll find it on safety equipment, outdoor cushions, medical equipment like back braces, on backpacks and helmets. It’s made of nylon and not metal or cloth, so it will stand up better to water and outdoor applications. 

Adhesive hook-and-loop – This type of fastener is designed to stick to an object and hold it in place. It can be used to bundle cords and affix pictures to walls. It’s a great organizational tool and works well to keep regularly used items – like your TV remote – from getting lost. If you have a rug you need to keep from moving on your floor, this can be done with hook-and-loop fasteners as well. 

Hook-and-loop fasteners come in a range of colors and sizes. You choose the right hook-and-loop fastener by the use you have for it. We carry sew-quality fasteners in 25-foot rolls and peel-and-stick fasteners in 25-foot rolls or in round coin form in various colors and volumes. If you need hook-and-loop fasteners in a large size or in a bulk amount, call our customer service department at 1-888-800-BOND. We would be happy to talk to you and get you what you need. 


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