Hook and Loop Reclosable Fasteners consist of two lineal fabric strips, the soft side acts as the loop and the rough, scratchy side is the hook that together creates a strong closure. They are used when a product requires repeated openings and closings. Hook and Loop fastening systems are offered in a wide range of product designs, commonly known by their brand names, such as 3M™ Scotchmate™ Reclosable Fasteners, 3M™ Dual Lock™ Reclosable Fasteners, and Velcro®.
Hook and loop fasteners are used in a wide variety of applications where a temporary bond is required. The hook and loop material mesh together for quick fastening, clean lines, and sleek profiles. Hook and Loop products can be sew-on or are available with acrylic or rubber adhesive in rolls, pre-fabricated parts, or custom fabricated.
The materials and adhesives used in hook and loops should be selected by the task they will be performing. Nylon is the most common hook and loop material. Nylon is durable, tough, lightweight, and withstands high temperatures. Polyester, a synthetic fiber, is resistant to ultraviolet light but has a lower tolerance to high temperatures. Both nylon and polyester are great for wet environments. Polypropylene, a plastic, is resistant to mildew and holds up well to moisture, but color options are limited. Some materials are treated and sprayed for added protection or function, such as meeting fire retardant standards or adding silver for conductivity.
Hook and loop products are used in a wide range of industrial, transportation, electronics, medical, display, and construction-related manufactured components, ranging from very thin, conformable materials used for on-skin medical devices to heavy-duty industrial products. General industrial manufacturers use adhesive-backed hook and loop fasteners to attach to plastics, metal, and glass. Textile manufacturers typically use the sew-in and heat weldable hook and loop products for cushions and workwear. In the health and personal care industry, hook and loop fastening solutions include reusable devices, equipment, and wearable devices such as knee braces, clothing straps, and surgical drapes.
Hook and loop materials come in a wide assortment of colors, and various strengths, constructions, densities, textures, and sizes of filaments. Adhesives come in a variety of formulations, offering solutions for different applications, such as medical-grade, fire retardant, high temperature, and high strength bonding adhesives.
Please visit the online catalog to learn more about our hook and loop products and their specifications. Hook and loop materials can be fabricated and converted into custom sizes, shapes, and configurations. Call our friendly, knowledgeable experts at 818-998-1477 to assist in identifying and designing the best hook and loop product for your application.
For over 50 years, MBK has provided converting services to a wide variety of industries. We are ISO certified and a 3M Preferred Industrial and Medical Tape Converter. Being a Boyd company, we have the unique ability to manufacture, convert and fabricate hook and loop components that are specifically tailored to the product design and manufacturing process.
MBK and Boyd engineers will source the best hook and loop materials for your application and design for manufacturing considering performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. Our extensive converting capabilities include custom adhesive lamination, die-cutting, slitting, printing, and much more. Materials can be converted with or without adhesive, in nearly any size, shape, or configuration, supplied on rolls, sheets, or individualized pieces.
Boyd has many strategic locations around the world. As a result, we are able to offer manufacturing scalability, redundancy, and fast delivery. From prototyping and testing through full-scale production, MBK makes for an ideal partner at every stage of your product cycle. Contact our tape specialists today by calling 818-998-1477 or request a quote for your next project.