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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Description Price Width Length Hook Type Colour Pre-cut Width Pre-cut Pre-cut Length Model Number
RS Stock No. 837-3189
Mfr. Part No.SJ3560
Brand3M
TWD16,543
Each
units
25mm 46m Mushroom Hook Transparent - No - SJ3560
RS Stock No. 918-1243
Mfr. Part No.VEL-EC60249
BrandVelcro
TWD166
1 Set
Set(s)
45mm - Hook & Loop White - - - -
RS Stock No. 459-3657
Mfr. Part No.EC60239
BrandVelcro
TWD170
Each
units
50mm 100mm Hook & Loop Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 449-9189
BrandRS Pro
TWD417
Each
units
20mm 200mm Hook & Loop - 20 x 200mm - - -
RS Stock No. 459-3663
Mfr. Part No.EC60250
BrandVelcro
TWD68
Each
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12mm 200mm Hook & Loop Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow - - - -
RS Stock No. 838-1348
Mfr. Part No.SJ3551
Brand3M
TWD14,880
Each
units
25.4mm 46m Mushroom Hook Black - No - SJ3551
RS Stock No. 423-9549
Mfr. Part No.EC60227
BrandVelcro
TWD157
Each
units
16mm - Hook & Loop White 16mm - 16mm -
RS Stock No. 458-7337
Mfr. Part No.SJ356D D/L TWIN PACK
Brand3M
TWD5,084
Each
units
25mm 5m Hook & Loop Transparent - No - SJ356D D/L TWIN PACK
RS Stock No. 458-7393
Mfr. Part No.SJ352D
Brand3M
TWD2,614
Each
units
25mm 5m Hook & Loop Black - No - SJ352D
RS Stock No. 618-8875
Mfr. Part No.EB01020330118270
BrandVelcro
TWD477
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
20mm 5m Loop - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4143
BrandRS Pro
TWD305
Each
units
20mm 10m Hook & Loop White - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4200
BrandRS Pro
TWD310
Each
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50mm 1.8m Loop Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4216
BrandRS Pro
TWD146
Each
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20mm 5m Hook Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 459-3641
Mfr. Part No.EC60240
BrandVelcro
TWD195
Each
units
50mm 100mm Hook & Loop White - - - -
RS Stock No. 838-1467
Mfr. Part No.SJ3541
Brand3M
TWD11,438
Each
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25.4mm 46m Mushroom Hook Black - No - SJ3541
RS Stock No. 549-937
Mfr. Part No.EB01020330114937
BrandVelcro
TWD386
1 Reel of 5 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20mm 5m Loop Black - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4152
BrandRS Pro
TWD91
Each
units
20mm 5m Loop White - - - -
RS Stock No. 711-7556
Mfr. Part No.SJ3550
Brand3M
TWD1,125
Each
units
25.4mm 2.5m Mushroom Hook Black - No - -
RS Stock No. 918-1259
Mfr. Part No.VEL-EC60246
BrandVelcro
TWD716
Each
units
50mm 2.5m - White - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4225
BrandRS Pro
TWD146
Each
units
20mm 5m Loop Black - - - -