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  • What is Hook and Loop Tape?

    What is Rip Fast / Hook and Loop Tape?   Ripfast is our brand of Hook and Loop Tape. A fastener closure system that is made up of two separate parts, a “Hook” (The rough side) and a “Loop” (The fluffier side). It is often an overlooked, versatile tool that is utilised in many different products and sectors. There are many different options with Ripfast (we have four types available). so whether it’s for shoes and fashion, organisation of cabling or fixing products to the floor,…

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  • Polypropylene Webbing 101: What is it and why is it the best?

    Polypropylene webbing has been on the market since the 1950’s, quickly overtaking nylon as the most used material for webbing solutions. Why has it become so popular? Read on to find out what makes this component so special…   What is Polypropylene? Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer developed in 1951. It swiftly overtook nylon in popularity due to its inexpensiveness, adaptability, strength and material characteristics. It is lightweight, durable and resistant to mould. The…

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  • Nylon or Acetal? What’s best for my buckle?

    Here at Ace Supplies HQ, we get asked this question a lot. If we look at Acetal, Supertough Nylon and Nylon 6/6 individually we can see the differences in tolerances and recommended conditions. Acetal is a crystalline thermoplastic polymer material. Acetal characteristically has excellent tensile strength, stiffness, surface hardness and chemical resistance. Acetal has good flexural memory and property retention when subjected to repeated loading. The service temperature range or operating…

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  • Ace Supplies recognised for developing the next generation of talent

    Shropshire based fastening solutions specialists Ace Supplies have been recognised for their programme of developing talent, by today being shortlisted for the prestigious Apprentice of the Year award at the 2017 Shropshire business awards. The Shropshire Business Awards is presented by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, and is the leading business awards in the region, honouring excellence across a variety of different industry categories. All shortlisted companies will now be visited by a panel…

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  • What Makes Ace Supplies Stand Out?

    What makes us stand out? When purchasing goods of any kind, from any source, you will want to make sure you know who you are dealing with. However with the rise of online retailers resulting in a saturated marketplace and an almost anonymous way of purchasing goods it can be difficult to get a background of companies and know exactly what you are going to get. And when purchasing items that are designed for safety, knowing who you are buying from becomes incredibly important. We may be one of…

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  • Why You Should Trust Ace Supplies When It Comes To The Military

    When it comes to keeping people safe, corners can most definitely not be cut. And when talking about the military, that is even more imperative. The industry needs to make sure the equipment it uses is trusted when it comes to deliverability, longevity, and most importantly, safety. And that is why we are one of the leading suppliers of plastic buckles and components for the MOD and PPE industries. Why Ace Supplies? Throughout our long history, we have strived for superior quality. Whether we…

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  • The Best Buckle For Your Application

    A plastic buckle is a plastic buckle, right? On the surface, buckles may all look pretty much the same. To the naked eye, they offer a similar mechanism, are a similar shape and essentially do the same job. However, depending on your needs depends entirely on the buckle you will need. When shopping around, you’ll be greeted with products such as ‘side release’, ‘front release’, ‘cam’, ‘ladderloc’, ‘triglides’ and ‘D rings’, so which one will suit your needs the best?…

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