When designing a new, innovative product, you need to make sure it aligns with local industry standards and certifications. Procuring compliant materials can be challenging, but VELCRO® Brand industrial hook and loop fasteners can be certified for numerous industry standards.
Fire Retardant, Industrial Fasteners for High Temperature & Transportation Applications
Many industrial facilities expose workers to high temperatures and harmful chemicals. Materials must be fire retardant or rated to certain temperatures to protect workers. Many VELCRO® Brand products are certified to meet FAR, BMS, DMS and NFPA fire standards. These closures can be FR rated to secure protective gear for first responders or workers in high temperature environments.
VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® FR Tape is plenum rated according to UL and NEC standards. This is ideal to install cable pathways in plenum air spaces.
Aircraft interiors need fasteners to secure paneling, seating, acoustic insulation, carpeting and accessories. According to the FAR 25.853 certification, materials in airplanes must self extinguish in a certain amount of time. VELCRO® Brand fasteners are tested and certified for this specification for aerospace manufacturing.
The FMVSS horizontal burn test specifies that automotive components must burn at a slow rate. Our fasteners can be tested and certified to this specification. Manufacturers can depend on the quality of VELCRO® Brand fasteners with the certification of FMVSS for automotive applications.
UV Rated Ties for Outdoor Conditions
Fasteners in outdoor environments must withstand temperature fluctuation, moisture, corrosion, and light exposure while maintaining a strong bond. UV rating is a consideration to secure structures that are exposed to sunshine for a prolonged time. Many materials can erode under the sun’s rays and this is a concern for industries such as commercial agriculture.
VELCRO® Brand fasteners can be tested according to ISO 4892, part II. This validates the material’s ability to withstand prolonged UV light exposure. Our UV rated tie wraps can be used to secure tents and canopies or to stake up plants and trees.
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 Certification for Personal Care, Medical & Footwear & Apparel Products
Footwear & apparel and personal care brands market products that are worn with close contact to the skin. Since they are close to consumers’ skin, brands need to protect their customers by keeping harmful chemicals out of their products. OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is often requested or required in many brands’ specifications to protect their consumers. VELCRO® Brand FLEX-ZONE® Fasteners are adhesive-free and can be OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified to align with these standards.
The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is also vital for the medical industry. VELCRO® Brand products that are designed for orthopedic braces, ostomy straps or surgical devices can be certified.
Industry Certified Fasteners for Endless Applications
VELCRO® Brand industrial hook and loop fasteners have endless other possibilities. We have regional manufacturing locations worldwide with teams that are well aware of local regulations and certifications. Industry standards and regulations are always changing, and we have the capability to meet our customer’s specific requirements.