Let’s convince you of the opposite: meanwhile, as you can see from our “Binder city”, there are no limits to the sectors in which these fasteners can be used: in everyday life, we find them in the car sector, railway and bus sector, as well as that of sports shoes, packaging, babies’ nappies (yes, there are even micro open and close fasteners), in orthopaedic aids, etc., etc. And if you’re still not convinced, look at how many features they may have and in how many different ways they can be used:
SELF-ADHESIVE: ready to be glued on (almost) any surface
Some self-adhesive hook and loop fasteners with enhanced performance can withstand high and low temperatures, can be applied to low energy surfaces and can be used inside and outside, such as hot melt or acrylic adhesives…
HIGH FREQUENCY, HOT OR ULTRASOUND WELDING: one pass and it’s done…
When it’s not possible to work with adhesives or if you wish to speed up the process of applying a hook and loop fastener, a valid alternative is welding. Just think, for example, about the PVC straps on boots and sports shoes or truck curtains, or certain fabrics onto which you do not wish to glue a fastener because the final result would not be very good from an aesthetic point of view – a weldable fastener, in all these cases, is the ideal solution.
FIRE RETARDANT: flames and smoke, no thanks.
Just think about hook and loop fasteners on aircraft seats… it would certainly be better if they were fire retardant!!
Fire retardant means, in this case, a finish on a very technical hook and loop fastener. It is subject to very strict tests to verify that it is fire retardant and does not produce smoke according to specific parameters established by international certification bodies.
ELASTIC: let’s keep it elastic with Klettolastic®
Elasticity in a fastener is a great advantage when we want to make and fasten elastic fabrics or neoprene supports or adjust the size of clothing (e.g. maternity clothes) without making them tight, as well as sports shoes so that they adapt to our feet…