Converting Solutions Blog

HELP ME Gleicher... with Discontinued Tapes or Discontinued Fasteners

Posted on Wed, Aug 24, 2016

-3M™ and VELCRO® discontinues manufacturing of industrial fastener, tape and adhesive products for many reasons -  changes in raw materials, environmental regulation, lack of sales, just to mention a few. When you cannot find the product you have used for years, Gleicher has a few suggestions...
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Gleicher Designed! Slip Resistant yet Removable Foot Pad with Rogers PORON® 4701-60

Posted on Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Feet are usually a permanent installation on a product and Gleicher stocks many choices including thickness and hardness of various adhesive-backed, skid resistant, protective products that can be cut to size as a cost efficient alternative to nuts and bolts.

But what if you needed a foot pad to be skid resistant and… removable? 

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How and Where to Buy Die Cut Tapes and Fasteners

Posted on Mon, Jun 27, 2016

With over 10 years each of customer service for converter Gleicher Manufacturing Corporation, our staff is happy to list for you the steps to consider on how and where to buy industrial tapes and fasteners to be die cut, rotary cut, slit, laminated or laser cut – i.e. converted.

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Designing tactical apparel using VELCRO® Brand Military Hook and Loop Fasteners

Posted on Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Fire fighters, police, military and others use particular types, classes, colors and widths of hook and loop fasteners that meet industry standards.

This article will focus on military apparel. Military hook and loop fasteners meet the Commercial specification AA55126B and military requirements. For more than 30 years, the military has used hook and loop VELCRO fasteners in their tactical apparel.

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Improve the comfort of athletes and patients with VELCRO® Brand Double-Faced Loop - Embossed (DFL-E)

Posted on Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Double-Faced Loop is a dual-sided VELCRO® Brand loop that is used for athletic equipment such as helmets and shin guards. It is also used for orthopedic bracing and strapping. Ideal for straps that will be in contact with the skin, DFL-E is breathable, flexible, and has extra soft loop for comfort.

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Understanding VELCRO® Brand Backings: sewn-on, pressure sensitive adhesive, or heat sealable/RF welded coating

Posted on Wed, Dec 09, 2015

There are a wide variety of methods used to attach VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop fasteners to a product. The method depends on the substrate and how the product will be used. Here's a quick guide:

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Product design flexibility - Today’s topic: VELCRO® Brand Straps

Posted on Tue, Dec 08, 2015

Gleicher can quickly and efficiently customize VELCRO® Brand straps to match your products. If you need a unique shape, color, adhesive or a hybrid technology, our design and engineering staff will work with you to produce the materials that meet your specifications.

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Designing Orthopedic devices with VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fasteners

Posted on Mon, Dec 07, 2015

Noninvasive orthopedic devices have utilized VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop straps and fasteners for decades. Providing the right fit, flexibility and material for fastening the devices is important. Gleicher’s experienced staff will walk you through the process of defining your exact needs.

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Medical monitoring devices: How to request VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fastener changes

Posted on Mon, Dec 07, 2015

Medical Monitoring Equipment
Gleicher specializes in a variety of VELCRO® Brand hook and loop fasteners that keep vital medical monitoring sensors in place. Our market-tested products are proven by years of use in the field - from blood pressure cuffs to fetal monitoring and more.

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The best adhesive for attaching VELCRO® Brand products to substrates? It depends.

Posted on Fri, Dec 04, 2015

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
Pressure sensitive adhesives are considered semi-permanent bonds. A VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop tape can be glued to a substrate (surface) using pressure-sensitive backing. These are very popular due to their ease of use. Simply remove the release liner and press the tape in place.

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