Hook & Loop Fastening Tape

Hook and loop is a fastener closure system made up of two components; a ‘hook’ side and a ‘loop’ side. The rougher hook side is made up of lots of tiny hooks. The loop side is softer with clusters of thin loops. When pressed together the hooks catch on to the loops which bind the two components together. This is a temporary fastening which can be pulled or peeled apart.

What is the difference between ‘VELCRO®’ and ‘hook and loop’?
Many use VELCRO® incorrectly to identify all hook and loop fasteners. In reality, it's just a brand name of a company who manufacturer and sell hook and loop products. Much like Hoover® is for vacuum cleaners.