Velcro

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Velcro BVBA is a privately held company that produces fasteners and other products.wikipedia
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Hook-and-loop fastener

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It is known for being the original patentor of the hook-and-loop fastener, to which it has (over its objections ) lent the generic name "velcro."
Hook-and-loop fasteners, hook-and-pile fasteners or touch fasteners (often referred to by the genericized trademark velcro, despite the objections of the Velcro Brand ), consist of two components: typically, two lineal fabric strips (or, alternatively, round "dots" or squares) which are attached (sewn or otherwise adhered) to the opposing surfaces to be fastened.

Generic trademark

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It is known for being the original patentor of the hook-and-loop fastener, to which it has (over its objections ) lent the generic name "velcro."
Thermos, Kleenex, ChapStick, Aspirin, Dumpster, Band-Aid, Velcro, Hoover, Jet Ski and Speedo are examples of trademarks that have become genericized in the US and elsewhere.

Switzerland

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Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral invented his first touch fastener when, in 1941, he went for a walk in the woods and wondered why Burdock seeds clung to his coat and dog.
Notable inventions include lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), diazepam (Valium), the scanning tunnelling microscope (Nobel prize) and Velcro.

Portmanteau

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De Mestral gave the name Velcro, a portmanteau of the French words velour ("velvet") and crochet ("hook"), to his invention as well as his company, which continues to manufacture and market the fastening system.
Many company or brand names are portmanteaus, including Microsoft, a portmanteau of microcomputer and software; the cheese "Cambozola" combines a similar rind to "Camembert" with the same mold used to make "Gorgonzola"; passenger rail company "Amtrak", a portmanteau of "America" and "track"; "Velcro", a portmanteau of the French "Velours" (velvet) and "Crochet" (hook); "Verizon," a portmanteau of "veritas" (Latin for truth) and "horizon"; and ComEd (a Chicago-area electric utility company), a portmanteau of "Commonwealth" and Edison (Thomas Edison).

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Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral invented his first touch fastener when, in 1941, he went for a walk in the woods and wondered why Burdock seeds clung to his coat and dog.
His work led to the development of the hook and loop fastener, which was initially sold under the Velcro brand name.

Electrical engineering

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Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral invented his first touch fastener when, in 1941, he went for a walk in the woods and wondered why Burdock seeds clung to his coat and dog.

George de Mestral

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Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral invented his first touch fastener when, in 1941, he went for a walk in the woods and wondered why Burdock seeds clung to his coat and dog.

Cotton

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Initially made of cotton, which proved impractical, the fastener was eventually constructed with nylon and polyester.

Nylon

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Initially made of cotton, which proved impractical, the fastener was eventually constructed with nylon and polyester.

Polyester

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Initially made of cotton, which proved impractical, the fastener was eventually constructed with nylon and polyester.

Velour

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De Mestral gave the name Velcro, a portmanteau of the French words velour ("velvet") and crochet ("hook"), to his invention as well as his company, which continues to manufacture and market the fastening system.

Crochet

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De Mestral gave the name Velcro, a portmanteau of the French words velour ("velvet") and crochet ("hook"), to his invention as well as his company, which continues to manufacture and market the fastening system.

Tag rugby

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Tag rugby, or flag rugby, is a non-contact team game in which each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it, or shorts with velcro patches.

Glove

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The usual design is for the mitten cavity to be stitched onto the back of the fingerless glove only, allowing it to be flipped over (normally held back by Velcro or a button) to transform the garment from a mitten to a glove.

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In 1993, a researcher at the University of Cambridge was ordered to change the name of the gene he had discovered, VELCRO, because of copyright issues with Velcro.

Pillow Pets

Pillow Pets are a brand of stuffed toys with Velcro straps that allow them to be changed from a decorated pillow into a stuffed animal.

Dolce & Gabbana

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The clothing in this collection came with instructions on the seven different ways a piece could be worn in an outfit, as the wearer could use Velcro and snaps to alter the clothing's form.

M-1965 field jacket

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The M-65 also has velcro fasteners on the sleeve cuffs and collar.

Adaptive clothing

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For example, rather than buttons and zippers, Velcro may be used for garment closures.

Adhesion

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Sewing is an example of two materials forming a large scale mechanical bond, velcro forms one on a medium scale, and some textile adhesives (glue) form one at a small scale.

Story Teller (magazine)

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However, in New Zealand, a smaller box was provided, made out of cardboard wrapped in a red plastic with small domes at the corners joining it all together and a piece of Velcro for the flap on the top).

Coat (clothing)

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Coats typically have long sleeves and are open down the front, closing by means of buttons, zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners, toggles, a belt, or a combination of some of these.

Bodysuit

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A bodysuit, unlike a swimsuit or leotard, has snaps, hooks or velcro at the crotch.