As a 3M Associate Converter, Atlantic Gasket has access to a wide array of tens of thousands of 3M products from a multitude of categories. Within this massive list of products is a series of fasteners that we can supply for our customers. These fasteners come in two types, Dual Lock and Hook and Loop, and are meant for easy and reliable attachment and detachment which allows for a quick and easy use.
Hook and loop fasteners are an easy and secure way to adhere a product to a surface while also allowing for it to be unsecured and resecured many times over. This fastener has the ability to be resecured upward of 5,000 times without losing effectiveness throughout its lifetime. It works with one side having many ‘hooks’ that are opposite the other side containing seemingly endless amounts of ‘loops’. When this 3M fastener is pushed together, the loops catch within the hooks allowing for a strong, temporary bond which is useful in many applications, such as clothing, shoes, household items, signage, sports, NASA, and many more where ease of use and conforming to product shape is needed!
The 3M Dual Lock system for fasteners works a bit differently but is just as effective or more than hook and loop. Each side is made up of a large number of mushroom-shaped pieces that interlock together when both sides are attached. This forms a very strong bond that is durable and allows for upward of 1,000 attachments before starting to lose its tensile strength. 3M Dual Lock fasteners are temperature/UV/moisture-resistant and are excellent for use with attachments to windshields, dashboards, signs, and other surfaces.