Product Development at Velcro Industries

Product Development

Velcro Industries has over 50 years of design and manufacturing expertise with hook and loop fasteners, including having designed fastening systems for applications ranging from aerospace to deep sea exploration. Our engineering expertise spans mechanical, chemical, plastics, mathematics, equipment design, electrical, textiles, nonwovens and physics. We specialise in applying this expertise to design the right fastening system for your application and manufacturing process.

The Velcro Group Corporation Innovation and Technology Center specialises in developing new technologies and processes for the design and manufacture of raw materials, converted components and subassemblies, and finished goods using VELCRO® Brand hook and loop technology:

  • Knitting
  • Adhesives
  • Hardware
  • Woven Hook and Loop
  • Plastic Molded Hook
  • Lamination
  • Injection Molding
  • Non-Wovens

We employ Six Sigma methodologies to every product and maintain our design and development systems in accordance with ISO/TS-16949 for continual improvement. Velcro Industries is committed to the application of local and global intellectual property statutes and the protection of creative ideas.

Analysis and Testing

Velcro Industries can provide a wide range of analysis and testing services at any stage of product development to evaluate and document performance and quality:

  • Adhesive Peel
  • Air Permeability
  • Automated Cycle Life Testing
  • Bond Strength
  • Break Strength
  • Closure Peel
  • Color Crock
  • Colorfastness
  • Curvature/Camber
  • Fray Resistance
  • Mass
  • Shear
  • Shrinkage
  • Stitch Tear
  • Stiffness
  • Tension
  • Thickness

We also offer specialty performance testing to ensure compliance with industry government standards:

  • Environmental: RoHS compliant product; ISO 14001 compliant
  • Flammability: FAR; MVSS
  • Human Ecology: OEKO-TEX 100
  • Material analysis: FTIR; DSC; SEM; Microscopy
  • Temperature/Humidity -60° to 400°C; 0-100% RH
  • UL; CSA; FDA; MIL-SPEC; ASTM

Contact Us

To learn more about customised manufacturing, analysis, and testing from Velcro Industries, or to discuss your product design requirements, email us at uksales@velcro.com.