The ties are made from a solid but flexible plastic, not a woven fabric. This gives these ties some rigidity over woven ties. This extra rigidity makes it possible for a pulling tension to be spread over a wider gripping surface and so gain extra hanging strength. Additionally, the gripping surface is maximised because the hooks and loops extend to the full width of the ties. Also, as the ties are not woven, they do not fray when cut. Being selfgripping, the ties can be layered to achieve further load bearing rigidity. In use, the thickness of each tie layer is about 1mm.
I bought this Velcro tape (30mm) at the same time as buying some 10mm tape. The idea was to use the wider tape on longer, thicker cables. I need not have bothered. I have found that the 10mm tape is OK for all my audio, video and mains cables and it looks as though I may not use this 30mm tape, unless I cut it lengthways.
brilliant stuff.........i keep finding uses......tidying up cables behind tv's........holding fishing rods together when not in use.....improvised cycle clips for trousers.......headphone cables to long wrap with this stuff.......holding a work light under a bonnet......
these are all done using this selfgripping velcro...just cut to length and wrap around as tight or as loose as necessary.
Whilst described as "selfgripping ties", this is basically just a long roll of Velcro that you can cut to make loops. I bought it with the intention of clearing up the wires under my desk, and it works perfectly for this. I was able to bundle collections of cables together and tie them to the legs of the desk, and to shorten long cables by tying up excess cable in loops. End result, a much clearer area under my desk, all thanks to Velcro.