"Slidingly engaging fasteners" to replace zippers, velcro

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Annoyed a decade ago when his zipper broke on the way to the airport, architect and inventor Leonard Duffy decided to design a replacement. The result: “slidingly engaging fasteners” which are quiet, carry a bigger load than velcro or zippers, don’t wear down with use, and can replace anything from butterfly clips which hold tensor bandages together, to shoelaces. Over 150 companies have contacted Duffy to investigate the product further, so it’s likely coming soon to a foot, chest, or bandage near you. [GT]

The New Velcro [via TechEBlog]

Gabrielle Taylor
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