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What is hook and loop fabric?

What is hook and loop fabric?

Essentially, hook and loop is the generic name for VELCRO® Brand-type materials. The hook is the rough, scratchy side and the loop is the soft, fuzzy side. When brought together, the sides of the hook and loop fabric attach and create a super strong bond, that can still be pulled apart when needed.

What is Velcro fabric called?

VELCRO® Brand VELTEX® laminated loop fabric is a 60” wide laminated product with a nylon face fabric, polyester foam core, and nylon tricot backing.

What fabrics does Velcro adhere to?

The adhesive back of the Peel and Stick Velcro will adhere to light fabrics like cotton, polyester, poly blends, and nylon. The hook side on all Velcro will adhere to any fabric consisting of small loops, such as wool, fleece, velvet, and some felt and knit fabrics.

What is hook and loop receptive fabric?

Velcro receptive fabrics are fabrics which are able to attach to the rough, hook side of Velcro. It is basically a fluffy surface consisting of lots of loops. These loop fabrics are surprisingly strong (some more so than others) and can carry a lot of weight.

What is loop fabric?

In loop knitting, long, dangling loops are introduced into the middle of a knitted fabric or along an edge (fringe border). The loops may appear singly or in large clusters. An overall array of such loops may be used to give a “shaggy” look to the fabric and/or make it warmer, e.g., tufting the inside of mittens.

What are hook and loop patches?

A hook and loop patch has a special type of backing that allows you to easily adhere to different surfaces. Hook-and-loop is similar to Velcro-to adhere to the patch, you need two different attachment sides. One side has tiny hooks, while the other side has small loops that the hooks attach too.

What is the difference between hook and loop?

The rough side is called the hook. And the soft side is called the loop. The hook and loop fastener’s name was inspired by how the technology works. And when the two sides are pressed together, the hooks cling to the loops.

How do you keep Velcro from ruining your clothes?

Avoid fabric softeners, oils and solvents and do not leave wet for an extended period of time. When stowing your garment in a gear bag, turn it inside out and, if possible, store it in its own small bag. Keep the velcro on your gear fastened at all times when transporting.

Can you sew on a hook and loop patch?

Uniformed workers can easily sew the loop to an apparel item’s sleeve or chest area and then attach a hook fastener patch. The sew-on Velcro® Brand patches are machine washable and can also be dry-cleaned.