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False colour scanning electron micrograph of a hooks and loops fastener being pulled apart. It is a nylon material manufactured in two separate pieces, one with a hooked surface (right) & the other with a smooth surface made up of loops (left). The loops (smooth surface) are loosely woven strands in an otherwise tight weave. The hooks (right) are woven into the fabric & them cut. When the two surfaces are brought together they form a strong bond. Magnification: X6 at 35mm size. Blue tint. Original is bw print h120/056.
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