Velcro® is now at Aerobolt.   

Velcro® is one of the easiest ways to fasten just about anything. A quick and easy fastening solution for many applications in the motor body fabrication sector from electrical cable harnessing through to the secure placement of equipment in emergency & utility vehicles. In many instances Velcro® is the simply safe secure solution that does not damage the surface. What is Velcro®? In simple terms Velcro® is a hook-and-loop fastening system that allows two surfaces to be repeatedly fastened and unfastened. Clever Huh! 

Velcro® has 101 application solutions including.  

  • Electrical and hydraulic cable harnessing.
  • Acoustic & thermal installation applications.
  • Securing numerous items without metal fasteners.

With Velcro® you can be assured of the following.

  • A quality accredited ISO 9001 product.
  • Comprehensive product range.
  • Easy to use. No tools or triggers required.

Velcro® ties and straps are strong, adjustable, and reusable in a variety of sizes, styles, and strengths. From small One-Wrap® ties that assist in organising electrical cables to Easy Hang™ Heavy Duty Storage Straps that can hold up to 120kg - Wow. Velcro® is the original strap solution company perfectly suited for so many fastening situations that do not require tools or triggers. Should you be interested in reviewing how Velcro® can assist in your production, simply contact us.

Velcro® - an invention inspired by nature.

The story behind the discovery of VELCRO® products begins with Georges de Mestral when he was taking a walk. In 1941, upon returning from the countryside with his dog, the Swiss engineer noticed the difficulty of removing flowers of Alpine thistle and burdock, from his trousers and the dog's coat. Engineers have to work hard at their craft! Surprised by the flowers' gripping power, he observed them under a microscope and noted that the flower's small hooks could grip anything loop-shaped. He then set about investigating the possibilities for reproducing this very simple principle.

Velco® - Ten years of studies. 

It would take him ten years to develop a fastening system made up of two separate components, a strip of linear fabric with tiny hooks that can temporarily adhere to another strip of fabric with smaller hooks, until they are separated one from the other. Originally made from cotton, it was initially impractical and too fragile. In the end, the fastening system was made from nylon and polyester.
Its name comes from the combination of the first syllables of the French words Velours (velvet) and Crochet (hook). Since 1959 the VELCRO® brand includes a wide range of products that have simplified closing and fastening operations.

Velcro® - An ingenious fastening system used in all areas. 

The first spectacular use made of the fastening system came in the 1960s, when NASA used it on its flight suits and to anchor safety systems in weightless conditions. Then came ski suits and diving suits. It was then pioneered in the fashion industry: in clothes and shoes - and a whole generation of children is still thankful to the brand!

Nowadays, Velcro®, not just a registered trademark, but also a generic term, is used in a wide range of industries, including the automotive and fabrication industries. Although each VELCRO® product is designed for a specific task, the main mechanism remains the same across the entire range.