Hook and loop
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 is 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 space suite 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.
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.