Manufacturer Data Sheet: VELCRO EUROPE, S.A.
- Commercial name: VELCRO
- Brand: VELCRO EUROPE S.A.
Ctra./ Mataró a Granollers Km. 5.8
George de Mestral, Swiss engineer, hiked with his dog along some alpine countryside one day in 1941, cockleburs continually fastened themselves to his trousers. Wondering what made the spiny seeds so tacky, he examined them under a microscope revealing numerous of tiny hooks on the surface of each one. His trousers, which he also examined, were essentially covered with loops of fabric. Although he appreciated the engineering implications of the discovery right away, it took eight years of research for de Mestral to develop a usable product made out of nylon hooks and loops.
In the year 1950, the trademark VELCRO®, derived from the French words Velours and Crochet (Velvet and Hook), was established. In 1959 Velcro Española S.A. was founded in Argentona.
In the 90s a set of acquisitions took place in order for Velcro Industries N.V. to own the trade mark in all markets globally.
In the year 2000 VELCRO® brand Hook & Loop fastener considered on of the top inventions of the 20th century.
The Velcro Companies are worldwide leaders in fastening systems, offering a wide range of solutions from standard hook and loop tape to complete finished products. Our solutions reach as far as diaper closure systems, medical and orthopaedic applications, car seat assembly solutions, packaging, straps used in materials handling, toys for kids, education materials for schools, up to solar panel installations.
Our products are so great because they are: versatile, easy to use, safe and flexible and everybody can use them to make life easier.
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