VELCRO® Brand products are well-loved around the world, adhering and fastening everything from roof panels to diapers, and known for their familiar and reassuring fastening sound. Hook and loop are part of our everyday language and indispensable to our daily lives. It’s omnipresent and is re-invented for new uses on a daily basis.
VELCRO® fasteners have evolved extensively in the 60-plus years since its invention and even accompanied the first man on the moon, securing components of Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit on his famous 1968 trip.
Hook-and-loop and now hook-to-hook, fasteners are featured in products around the world, ranging from transportation, personal care, apparel and outerwear, and even packaging.
Velcro Companies has a library of more than 450 patents worldwide that it leverages to develop fastening solutions that can replace traditional mechanical and even chemical fasteners used in processes for temporary protection, flooring/finishes, solar energy, abrasives, and even artificial turf.
With advanced custom capabilities, Velcro Companies often tailors its hook-and-loop to address customers’ unique needs and demands in the fastening space. For example, Velcro Companies creates solutions for carpeting and flooring manufacturers for quick and efficient applications. It also manufactures straps for medical use that feature the branding of specific medical device companies.
VELCRO® Brand fasteners can be water-resistant and used for heavy-duty military-grade fastening or simply affixing a piece of child’s artwork to the wall. Its applications are as endless as we can imagine and provide a nearly limitless array of Amazing Connections™.
The Velcro Companies Innovation and Technology Center is a worldwide organization that meets the demands of the global marketplace through product and process development in woven and knit textiles, continuous plastic molding, non-woven loops, and a variety of other fastener technologies.
As pioneers in hook and loop fastener technology, Velcro is the original patent holder of U.S. Patent 2,717,437 filed on October 15, 1952.
Today, the Velcro Companies strives to be the dominant innovator in fastening technology through efficient and creative solutions. With over 450 active patents worldwide and more than 50 years of experience, we are proud of our heritage of innovation and ability to satisfy our customers’ needs.