Velcro Companies announces newest partnership

Velcro University Classroom

New Hampshire has been the principal U.S. manufacturing and R&D center for the company for more than 60 years. Today, Velcro Companies employs approximately 700 people in Manchester and Somersworth and excited to announce a new partnership with the Manchester School District: Velcro University. Students attending Manchester High School West will have the chance to […]

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Make Amazing Connections® At The Material Shows

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The VELCRO® Brand has been disrupting the apparel game since its conception. With over 70+ years of experience, VELCRO® Brand solutions have dramatically advanced products from around the world. Through efficient and creative applications, Velcro Companies strives to be the dominant innovator in its technology, ranging from durable connections, like adhering football stadium turf, to […]

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VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP®Fiber Optic Cable Management

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Fiber optic cable installations are on the rise nearly all across the country bringing high-speed internet to resident, office and educational institutions while updating the aging infrastructure of the U.S. For integrators, installers, managers, and data center designers, the term “chaos” is a significant understatement for the jumble of patch cords they deal with during […]

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Classrooms Across New England Gear Up for Third Boston Bruins “Battle of the Books” Competition

Velcro Companies and the Boston Bruins are teaming up once again to generate enthusiasm for reading and literacy amongst students of all ages and foster some friendly competition across schools in New England, with the return of the third annual “Battle of the Books” contest. This March, classrooms in schools across the region are invited […]

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The VELCRO® Brand Industrial Team Exhibiting at the 2017 NFOC Show

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Our industrial team will be exhibiting at the tenth annual NFOC show this week at the Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona, New York. Industry-wide, VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Rolls and Ties have served as easy, re-usable, and safe bundling solutions that are gentle on wires and perfect for fragile cords. Last year, we launched a […]

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Give an Old Bookcase New Life with Hidden Storage

VELCRO Brand DIY Bookcase Decoration

We all have that one piece of furniture that is still useful, but looks tired and dated. Or you find a functional piece (like a bookcase or cabinet) but before giving it a place of honor in your home, it needs to be revitalized. Fortunately, it doesn’t take magic to give new life to old […]

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Design Inspired by Nature

We were proud to take part in this year’s “BIOMIMETICS—Design Inspired by Nature” exhibition. Beginning in 2013, the VELCRO® Brand been incorporated within this beautiful gallery all around the world, including Barcelona, London, Lisbon and most recently, Shanghai, China.

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DIY Kids Spaces By Sabrina Soto

VELCRO® Brand HANGables™ Removable Wall Fasteners are perfect for kid spaces! These products make it so easy to transition a corner of the kid’s room from a reading nook to a homework station.

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An Idea That Stuck: How George de Mestral Invented the VELCRO® Brand Fastener

Born in the tiny town of Saint-Saphorin-sur-Morges in 1907, George de Mestral filed his first patent at the age of 12, for a toy airplane. “He was driven to invent,” says Fraser Cameron, president and CEO of the modern-day Velcro Companies. But it wasn’t until his mid-30s that de Mestral hit upon the idea that eventually took over the world — though it would take more than two decades for his invention to finally stick.

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How a Timeless Toy Can Benefit a Child’s Development

With the new technologies and gadgets for kids that seem to appear more and more every day, blocks may seem like too traditional a toy for today’s digital natives. But, did you know that there a quite a few cognitive benefits for children that play with blocks? With this in mind, the VELCRO® Brand created VELCRO® Blocks™ construction sets – a truly timeless toy for children that helps them to develop critical skills for school and for life.

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Aerospace Redefined: VELCRO® Brand Exhibiting at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016

We’re very proud of our history and innovation in the world of aerospace. In fact, VELCRO® Brand hook and loop has been the ideal solution for attaching seat trim, carpeting, interior panels, and more for decades.  It can be sewn, applied with pressure sensitive adhesive or molded into foam seat pads to simplify assembly, maintenance and future retrofits.

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Joining In On the New York Fashion Week Fun

New York Fashion Week is wrapping up, and while most people wouldn’t think of the VELCRO® Brand as their go-to for fashion tipsters, we have been in the apparel game for a long time.

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VELCRO® Brand: There Is Only One

Ask a family member, or the person walking next to you, “What first comes to mind when you think of VELCRO® Brand?” The answer is likely something accompanied by a hand motion that signals two things being pulled apart….

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Inspiration Through Nature

There are many myths and legends out there when it comes to the VELCRO® Brand— including being invented by aliens (false!) or devised by our friends at NASA (also false!).  While we do have a rich legacy in the world of our space exploration, our actual backstory is much more interesting.

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