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Non Stitched Adhering options for Loop
« on: February 20, 2019, 01:19:32 PM »
Hey guys,

Looking into what the best/strongest method of attaching a piece of loop Velcro without stitching to obtain a similar appearance as an arc'teryx or similar high end jackets.

What methods are used by the above or you personally have good experience with? or do you know who may be able to answer.

I am aware of the ultrasonic method but does that require a certain Loop type and have also found some info on regarding loop with a heat activated adhesive which is rated for -20C to +80C but unsure on it's strength

appreciate the insight guys cheers


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Re: Non Stitched Adhering options for Loop
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 03:29:01 AM »
Arc'teryx and Crye use a hook glued to a CSM/HANK type material. They aren't good, they for sure aren't strong but they look great.
The reason I believe that they keep doing it, is that most consumers don't subject the cuff to enough harsh stuff to make it delaminate. I've only adjusted my waist tabs on my combat pant ones, and for that application it's great. But it is very common knowledge in the industry that these delaminate frequently when subjected to hard use. There are suppliers that provide finished pieces, but I'd be very weary of it's application.

Ultrasonic wielding or RF wielding depends on the material you'd want to join it to. Hook to loop works, and is commonly used in cabel ties. Velcro sells these are ready made pieces.  Directly wielding it do a fabric would cause a lot of headache and not be strong enough. Basically it's melting the 2 fabrics together, so you can imagine how ugly that would be.

Sewning hook and loop is still the most secure way. If you want a lower profile and no visible stitches then you can set the velcro in instead of sewing it on top. If you have access to proper tools then you could glue a patch on the back of the entire assembly to give it a nicer and flatter appearance.


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Re: Non Stitched Adhering options for Loop
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 04:28:55 PM »
I looked hard for an adhesive solution when doing multiple patches of loop/jkt for two dozen Denali NPS ranger jackets recently. I contacted 3m, Adhesive films inc., and Bemis and got no reply from any of them. I ended up sewing and seam taping. I would love to use a product like this but it seems like the big companies aren't interested in talking to low volume customers.
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