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Fastening Systems for Orthotics, Prostetics and Sports Bracing

In consultation with our orthotics and prosthetics customers, Aplix Fasteners Inc. has designed our products to provide:

  • a soft and comfortable texture for the skin
  • durability in all the elements
  • a range of strengths and cycle actions for specific applications
  • ease of labour and assembly

Our products are used in ankle and knee supports, arm and wrist supports, cervical collars, surgical corsets, wheelchairs, tensionmeters and other applications.

Our Service Network provides:

  • innovative design solutions
  • customized fastening systems
  • excellent customer service
  • expedited order capabilities

AFI Products

Available in roll stock or can be made into straps, or die cut pieces

aplix AFI 810 Plush Poly Hook and Loop  

aplix®AFI 810 Plush Poly Hook and Loop

In addition to the professional appearance and non-abrasive surface, Plush Poly is designed to withstand the elements to provide a warm comfortable feeling against the skin. It will not lose strength when wet and is resistance to UV, chemicals and fraying.

aplix AFI 800 Plush Poly Hook and Loop  

aplix®AFI 800 Plush Hook and Loop

#800 hook and loop is backed with our Plush, creating a pleasing and professional appearance and a non-abrasive surface that is soft against the skin. Resistant to fraying.

 

aplix AFI 9mm Plush Foam  

aplix®9mm Plush Foam

AFI Foam is 9mm thick, one is soft Plush; the other is AFI loop which will engage a hook. The Plush is soft and comfortable against the skin, ideal for any application where the skin needs to be protected from the surface.

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Straps

We can produce a variety of straps for you using our standard sizes or we can customize a strap to meet your needs if you have special requirements.
Material: Standard backing, #800 Plush, #810 Plush Poly, #802 Twin Loop, #812 Twin loop.

Strap Types
Back Strap Back Strap
Cinch Strap Cinch Strap
Quick Release Quick Release Strap
Face Strap Face Stap
Graduated Strap Graduated Strap

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Aplix Products

Long Service Applications

aplix 800 Hook  

aplix®800 Hook

Nylon standard hook.
To be used with #800 and #804 loop.

aplix 800 Loop  

aplix®800 Loop

Nylon standard loop.
High cycle life and shear strength when used with #800 hook.

aplix 400 Hook
 

aplix®400 Hook

Economical standard nylon hook with good cycle life.

 

aplix 400 Loop  

aplix®400 Loop

Economical standard nylon loop with good cycle life.

aplix 810 Polyester Hook and Loop
 

aplix®810 Polyester Hook and Loop

Polyester hook and loop.
Resistant to humidity, UV and chemicals.
High shear tension and peel strength and no loss of properties when wet.
Also available with pressure sensitive adhesive.

aplix 802 Twinloop
 

aplix®802 Twin Loop

Twin loop or C loop is made by combining #800 texturized loop and #200 loop to form a very durable strap material. The #200 is soft against the skin and also hook compatible. Widths 1” to 2” (25mm to 50mm).

aplix 812 Polyester Twin Loop
 

aplix®812 Polyester Twin Loop

Twin loop or C loop is made by combining #810 polyester loop and #200 loop to form a very durable strap material. Ideal for application where the strap is subject to moisture, as strength properties are not lost. The #200 is soft against the skin and also hook compatible. Widths 1" to 2" (25mm and 50mm).

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aplix 500 Self Matting  

aplix®500 Self Mating

Self mating hook and loop are interwoven on the same side.
Good shear strength.
Great for strapping.

aplix 200 Loop
 

aplix®200 Loop

Nylon loop, low profile.
Up to 50" (1270mm) wide.

aplix 220 Mushroom Hook  

aplix®220 Mushroom Hook

Polyproylene mushroom hook with a polyester base.
High shear and tension strength.
Up to 57" (1450mm) wide.

aplix 946 Micro Hook  

aplix®946 Micro Hook

Polypropylene micro hook Colours: Black or Transparent
Widths: Up to 19" (500 mm).
Cycle life: Up to 50 openings and closings
Coatings: standard backing and adhesive
Very low profile, very aggressive hook, ideal for the inside bracing to hold AFI Foam.

aplix 730 Plastic Hook  

aplix®730 Plastic Hook

Polypropylene extrude hook.
Strong gripping power.
This hook can be used with the following loops: #800, #804, and #400.
Up to 4" (107mm) wide.
Available with adhesive.

aplix Injection Mold Hook  

aplix® Injection Mold Hook

The inter-mold® technology is an innovative method of integrally molding a field of hooks within an injection molded component. The field of hooks can be designed in any shape and size in virtually any location on a component.

aplix 200 Mushroom Hook
 

aplix®200 Mushroom Hook

Polypropylene mushroom hook with Nylon base, moderate thinkness, 100 cycle life.
Powerful gripping force.

aplix 804 Napped Loop

 

aplix®804 Napped Loop

Nylon napped loop.
Good shear and cycle life when used with #800 hook. Also available with pressure sensitive adhesive.

922 Arrowhead Hook  

aplix®922 Arrowhead Hook

Nylon extruded Arrowhead hook.
Aggressive High Shear strength when used with #800, #804, and #400 loop.
Available in 1" (25mm) only, standard or adhesive backing.
Limited cycle life.

Adhesives

High Shear PSA,
-P-
Pressure sensitive

Rubber based adhesive.
Adheres to various substrates such rigid polypropylene, cardboard, corrugate, glass, mylar, paper, galvanized metal, stainless steel. Temperature range -20.2F (-29C) to 179.6F (82C).

High Temp PSA
-L-
Pressure sensitive

Acrylic adhesive.
Adheres to Sintra, vinyl, PVC, ABS, Plexiglas, Polycarbonate.
Temperature range: -29.2F (-34C) to 284F (140C).

High Tack PSA
-R-
Pressure sensitive

Thermoplastic Rubber designed for immediate high tack.
Adheres to: ABS, Aluminum, Anodized Aluminum, cardboard, foam, corrugate, galvanized metals, glass, mylar, plexiglass, polycarbonate, polyethylene, polyurethane foam, polished woods.
Temperature range: -9.39F (-23C) to 129.2F (54C).
Hi Tack Adhesive
-Z-
Pressure sensitive

Thermoplastic Rubber design for immediate high tack.
Adheres to: polyurethane film and foam, polyester foam, cross linked polyethylene foam.
Temperature range: -9.39F (-23C) to 129.2F (54C).

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Aplix Fasteners Inc.
4714 Christie Drive Beamsville, Ontario, Canada L0R 1B4
P: 905.563.1244   F: 905.563.1266  E:
custserv@aplixcanada.com