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Gleicher specializes in custom shape fasteners.

Customers often come to us for a diverse range of shapes for their fastener solutions, from basic circles and strips to more complex shapes and designs. Many of them contact us with unique requests fo...
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Thinking "Outside the Fastener"

At Gleicher, there are unlimited number of fasteners, adhesives, and converting combinations that can be used to meet our customers’ requirements. But occasionally we determine that an ideal solution ...
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Three Dots That Mean A Lot.

You may have noticed a subtle change in the Gleicher logo that took place recently. It’s intended to honor the roots of our company, and the things that keep us at the forefront in converting fastener...
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“The Five W’s” of VELCRO® Brand-Molded, Woven, and Knitted Fasteners

The universe of VELCRO® Brand hook and loop choices is so extensive, it’s not unusual for customers to turn to us for answers to even the most seemingly straightforward fastening questions. At Gleiche...
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Pressure Sensitive Adhesives: Rubber Based vs. Acrylic Based vs. Silicone

Today’s pressure sensitive adhesives are outstanding in their ability to create strong, durable bonds. Three of the most popular adhesives are rubber based, acrylic based and silicone. They are all ef...
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Getting to The Right Choice

At Gleicher, our goal is to help our customers find solutions. To do that we ask a lot of questions and listen to the answers that our customers provide. The questions we ask helps us to understand ou...
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When it comes to adhesives, here are some ways to help you get the best bond.

When it comes to flexible reclosable fasteners, foams, single-sided tapes, and double-sided tapes, choosing the right adhesive to bond to a substrate is a critical decision. With pressure-sensitive ad...
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The real VELCRO® Brand. Really.

These days you can find fakes everywhere. From twenty-dollar bills to Rolex watches to news reports, it is getting hard to tell the real thing from something that is not. And it is no different when i...
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Using something other than 3M™ Dual Lock™ can take its toll on you.

Remember rolling up to a toll plaza on a busy highway and fumbling around for some cash to pay the toll? No? Me either. Thankfully, the technology developed in the late 1980’s known as Electronic Toll...
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When is VELCRO® Brand the answer to your fastening needs?

A quick answer might be: “It depends.” But the far more accurate response to the “when” question is: “Whenever you need a flexible, reclosable hook and loop fastener.” Then there’s the “where.” Busine...
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