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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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Uses for VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps - Military

Posted on Thu, Dec 03, 2015


Tactical equipment and cables can be difficult to manage. Genuine VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps are American made and perfectly suited to secure or suspend long and flexible items or odd-shaped items. Bundle and carry cables, poles and tubes easily. Group and secure wires by category or to keep them out of the way. Easily suspend equipment or apparel from overhead objects. Gleicher military experts will help you determine the right strap type for your needs.

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Surgical uses of VELCRO® Brand technology

Posted on Wed, Dec 02, 2015

VELCRO® Brand technology is used with a wide range of medical devices and equipment. Look around the operating room and you will find VELCRO® Brand products everywhere. From high tech robotics equipment and central line binding and suspension to disposable drapes and surgical attire.  VELCRO® Brand products held together a human heart during the first artificial heart surgery!

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Plan for exposures when using VELCRO® Brand re-closable fasteners

Posted on Tue, Dec 01, 2015

 Several VELCRO® Brand woven re-closable fasteners can be selected for use in hot, cold or wet conditions. Fasteners are used on  footwear, clothing, tactical apparel and extreme weather garments. Whether it’s a lightweight shirt, a heavy-duty logging jacket, a military tactical vest or a firefighter’s turnout coat we can help you select the right fastener for the job.

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