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 Series Priced to Clear
RS Stock No. 890-4165
BrandRS PRO
£4.15
Each
Units
25mm 5m Hook Black 25mm - 25mm - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4219
BrandRS PRO
£3.14
Each
Units
50mm 100mm Hook & Loop White - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4193
BrandRS PRO
£6.19
Each
Units
22mm 5m Hook White - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 890-4177
BrandRS PRO
£3.75
Each
Units
22mm 5m Hook Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 423-9555
Mfr. Part No.EB29020330999555
BrandVelcro
£12.92
Each
Units
20mm 10m Hook & Loop Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 549-921
Mfr. Part No.EB88020330114921
BrandVelcro
£6.36
1 Reel of 5 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20mm 5m Hook Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 423-9533
Mfr. Part No.EC60243
BrandVelcro
£36.37
Each
Units
50mm 5m Hook & Loop Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 436-2706
Mfr. Part No.EB38025330151706
BrandVelcro
£29.35
Each
Units
25mm 5m Hook Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 549-937
Mfr. Part No.EB01020330114937
BrandVelcro
£6.36
1 Reel of 5 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20mm 5m Loop Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 458-7321
Mfr. Part No.3M SJ 355D 25,4 mm x 5 m
Brand3M
£136.83
Each
Units
25mm 5m Mushroom Hook Black - No - 3M™ Dual Lock™ SJ355D Dual Lock™ -
RS Stock No. 251-4309
Mfr. Part No.EB01020330114309
BrandVelcro
£6.20
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
20mm 5m Loop Black 20mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 433-494
Mfr. Part No.EB52020330130494
BrandVelcro
£17.60
1 Reel of 10 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20mm 10m Hook & Loop Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 423-9498
Mfr. Part No.60241
BrandVelcro
£10.20
Each
Units
50mm 1m Hook & Loop Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 918-1234
Mfr. Part No.VEL-EC60248
BrandVelcro
£4.57
1 Set
Set(s)
45mm - Hook & Loop Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 433-488
Mfr. Part No.EB01020010114488
BrandVelcro
£6.36
1 Reel of 5 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
20mm 5m Loop White - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 423-9527
Mfr. Part No.EB01022010114527
BrandVelcro
£10.33
Each
Units
22mm 5m Loop White 22mm - - - - -
RS Stock No. 459-3657
Mfr. Part No.EC60239
BrandVelcro
£3.97
Each
Units
50mm 100mm Hook & Loop Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 693-725
Mfr. Part No.3M SJ355x 25mm x 5m
Brand3M
£15.53
1 Bag of 25
Bag(s)
25mm - Mushroom Hook Black 25mm Yes 25mm 3M™ Dual Lock™ SJ355X Dual Lock™ -
RS Stock No. 918-1240
Mfr. Part No.VEL-EC60245
BrandVelcro
£18.73
Each
Units
50mm 2.5m - Black - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 618-8875
Mfr. Part No.EB01020330118270
BrandVelcro
£8.13
1 Reel of 1
Reel(s)
20mm 5m Loop - - - - - - -
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