Hook/Loop Tapes, sometimes referred to as Hook-and-Loop fasteners, are made of two fabric strips that are covered one side in hooks and the other with loops. These two opposing sides of these tapes are fastened together to create a durable bond. The bond between these fasteners offer adjustability, flexibility, and quick assembly in a wide variety of applications. These tapes sometimes feature a pressure-sensitive adhesive opposite the hook and loop sides, while those without adhesives are commonly sewn, or attached with a variety of hot-melt or liquid adhesives.
Hook/Loop Tape is designed to work on many different surface types. These surfaces can be broken down into three general categories:
- High surface energy surfaces: Metals, glass
- Low surface energy surfaces: Plastics, woods, powder-coated paints
Hook/Loop Tapes create thin seams while eliminating the need for using screws, rivets, bolts, or zippers. Eliminating these application procedures produces simplicity, improves safety, and helps to lower installation costs.
These fasteners are commonly used in projects that include attaching panels, signs, display components, access doors, along with many other frequently opened and closed parts for easy and repeated access. Hook/Loop Tapes are ideal for signage, point of purchase displays, and graphic attachments in industries such as Transportation, Specialty Vehicle, Metalworking, Automotive, Furniture, Military and Government, General Industrial, Electronics, and Woodworking.
EIS offers Hook/Loop Tape from top suppliers like 3M.