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Halco helps designers and engineers meet their medical device performance requirements for design, thickness, peel, shear and cycle life by providing a deep portfolio of industry relevant hook and loop products. Halco customizes these fastening materials to improve the medical equipment manufacturer’s productivity. Finally, Halco is a 13485c medical device contract manufacturer that fabricates fastening components for our medical device OEM customers. This frequently involves manufacturing a custom strap, strap component (like a hook tab) or a die-cut adhesive-backed part.

By partnering with HALCO, medical device manufacturers enhance the performance of their product, reduce costs and improve manufacturing productivity.

HALCO is certified to ISO 9001 (2015) and ISO 13485 (2016)

Medical straps

Halco fabricates medical straps and strap components to meet a wide variety of designs and requirements. We also supply a variety of specialty hook and loop strap materials for the medical industry and provide converting services like die-cutting, adhesive lamination, custom printing, cutting, sewing and welding.


Specialty products

Halco’s comprehensive specialty product line has both general purpose products and a wide range or specialty products that solve unique design challenges. Here are some of the most common Halco hook and loop products sold into the orthopedic, medical device and wearables market.

Unnapped Loop

Halco’s unnapped loop offers superior cycle life for orthopedic, patient positioning, transport and other uses. It will not get clogged by lint.

Double-Sided Loop

Halco’s double sided knit loop material is a soft-to-touch flexible strapping product that is commonly used to make loop straps in orthopedic and medical brace applications.

C-Fold Loop

Halco’s C-fold loop is a 2 sided strap material constructed of UBL medium knit fabric and is folded in a ‘C’ around Halco woven or unnapped loop tape to form a double-sided product.

Soft Woven Hook

Halco’s soft woven hook is soft to touch and is commonly used in a variety of medical, orthopedic, and personal care applications.

Medical Molded Hook

Halco’s medical molded hook tape is a white polyolefin hook fastener that’s designed for disposable medical and diagnostic applications that require high-strength engagement.

Medical Knit Loop

Halco’s medical knitted loop tape is a closure system that was designed for disposable, limited-use medical and diagnostic applications requiring a limited number of adjustments.

Type 1 Molded Hook

Halco’s type1 molded hook provides a low-profile fastening solution that engages with a variety of woven, knit, and non-woven materials.

Type 3 Molded Hook

This medium-sized molded hook offers high shear strength and is used in a variety of medical and orthopedic products

Type 4 Molded Hook

This slightly larger plastic molded hook offers superior peel and shear strength desired by manufacturers of patient positioning and patient transport products

Request our medical device Hook & Loop design kit

Halco manufactures customized hook and loop materials for orthopedic and medical device manufacturers. Is your company designing or manufacturing a medical product that uses a hook & loop closure system? Request our free Halco hook & loop design kit to see the wide range of specialty products we offer for braces, patient positioning, patient transport, disposables, wearable biosensors, and other medical device products.

Market Segments

Halco has spent many years developing innovative products to help improve countless medical fastening applications. We carry a wide range of innovative specialty fasteners for the medical and personal care industries.


Orthopedic Bracing

Lightweight, easy to adjust and reliable hook and loop that elevates traditional orthopedic braces

Patient Positioning

Secure, position, and protect patients with general purpose medical hook and loop. Great for a variety of uses.


Disposable fasteners that provide a cost effective solution for general medical and surgical environments


Durable and comfortable hook and loop with elasticity and ease of use for patients

Emergency Medical Response

Learn about Halco’s solutions for tourniquets, patient transport and positioning products and emergency tents and shelters

Blood Pressure Cuffs

Secure, comfortable and adjustable with compression strength fastening easy enough for patient use

Other Segments

  • Ambulatory Equipment
  • Assistive Furniture
  • Catheters
  • CPAP / Sleep Apnea
  • Disposable Garments / Gowns
  • Drapes / Curtains
  • Electronic Device Attachment
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Head Immobilizers
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Mattresses / Covers
  • Ostomy
  • Pediatric
  • Personal Care / Incontinence
  • Prosthetics
  • Respiratory Devices
  • Splint Straps
  • Tourniquets
  • Tube Securement
  • Wheelchair Padding
  • X-Ray Garments
  • and more….

Converting Capabilities

We utilize advanced technology, employ innovative and proprietary techniques, and apply extensive industry experience to each project we undertake. We have the unique ability to customize, convert and fabricate fastening solutions that fully meet the needs of our customers. We provide a complete solution that combines products, packaging, pricing, engineering, testing, and inventory programs.


Halco Die-Cutting and Converting Capabilities.

Case Study

Custom ShapesProduct Selection

Custom Shapes

Halco In House Converted Custom Shapes to Tight Tolerances

Product Selection

Product Selection with Peel & Shear Strength & Cycle Life Suitable for Blood Pressure Cuff Devices.


Project Scope: Blood Pressure Monitoring Devices
Halco Product Selected: Premium Woven Hook / Unnapped Loop with Weldable Backing

Halco assisted the OEM and device manufacturing contractor by adding value to standard roll goods including:

  • Testing and certification including traceability
  • Custom die-cutting of raw materials
  • Visual inspection of parts
  • Customer specific packaging & carton labeling etc.