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#1 of 4 Old 07-14-2003, 12:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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What is the difference between velcro and aplix??
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The 'feel' - velcro is scratchy and aplix is soft.
The 'loops' - velcro seems fuzzy and aplix is more loopy.
The 'hold' - velcro seems to wear thin and aplix is more hardy (don't they use it in space or something?)

That is just what I know off hand, but I'm sure a sewing WAHM can give a more techie answer! :LOL
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Thank you - I have very few velcro dipes (I prefer side snaps) and no aplix, and this has been puzzling me for some time.
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Aplix was originally made by the Velcro company. Velcro needed something that help up to a lot of use vs. he simple opening and closing of a wallet or somethng of that sort. So they made the aplix with a tighter loop so it help up to more frequent use.

Aplix got bigger and went off on their own (not sure why) and now there are the 2 seperate companies.

But as far as the difference the main difference is in the looping of the loop part, the aplix is tighter. They last longer for our purpose.
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