Who would have imagined that the burdock would one day become the source of inspiration behind the invention of Velcro hoop and loop tapes? After a warm summer trek through the woods with his dog, Swiss Engineer George de Mestral, observed that the burdock seeds were found attached to his clothing and his pet’s fur. With eagerness to extract the mechanism behind the seeds latching on and refusing to let go, George put the seeds under a microscope and keenly observed that they were covered with hundreds of spiny hooks that got attached to anything with a loop.
George De Mestral took his hook and loop discovery and began to develop it into a manmade product and after nearly a decade of R&D, in 1955, George patented the first hook and loop fastener. He named the product and the company - VELCRO, which means velvet and hook.
At first, people were not very convinced about this new invention as it was replacement of zippers and buttons. People did not really recognize the benefits of hook and loop until NASA began using it in its space flights during the 1960s. Hook and Loop fasteners, popularly known as VELCRO in the Industrial tapes industry have become an integral part of our everyday life as these can be a quick fix for a small household problem or a longstanding solution to even the biggest issues. Despite the simplicity of its structure, the look and loop tape is an innovation that influences various industries around the world and this is very true in the textile industry. Moreover, this product is used everywhere in a variety of applications, from school display boards to trade show exhibits to bags to shoes etc.
One such company that excels in the manufacturing of innovative and long-lasting Hook and loop tapes is Delhi headquartered Parma Impex. Established in the year 2002 by Sushil Gupta, the Founder & Director of Parma Impex, with an aim to deliver high-quality industrial tapes to clients, the company manufactures long-lasting fastening solutions with the help of its well-equipped manufacturing facility and state-of-the-art technology.
Leading Manufacturer Of Comprehensive Fastening Solutions
Parma Impex is one of the leading manufacturers of comprehensive long-lasting fastening solutions in the country. Being a prominent manufacturer, trader, importer, and exporter of the industrial tapes, Parma Impex ensures to deliver high-quality products to clients on time. As one of the market leaders in the hook and loop tapes segment, Parma Index is the quality benchmark for most of its peers. Parma Impex currently offers a wide variety of Parma brand hook and loop tape solutions such as K-Fast, Fusion, Hexa, Pixel, Zetta etc.
“The beginning of our journey was quite challenging as we were new to this market. However, our determination to succeed and dedication made us successful. The hook and loop industry was not only huge but it was also not an easy commodity to get on time. Moreover, the supplies were very less, and it was quite difficult for us to win the confidence of our customers as we were new entrants in this market. We had to make the clients believe in our brand, prices, and product quality,” explains Sushil, talking about the challenges in the market.
“In the early years of our business, the hoop and loop fasteners were available only in black and white colors. But we introduced hoop and loop fasteners in vibrant colors. Today we offer around
80-85 readily dyed hoop and loop fasteners to clients as per their requirements. Owing to our immense experience and industry knowledge, we have become the leading suppliers and exporters of hook and loop straps in the country, today,” he adds.
Stringent Quality Tests
All products of Parma Impex undergo stringent quality tests and are supervised by experts to meet the international quality standard. The company offers various qualities to meet the specific requirements of its customers. Some of the major factors that differentiate Parma Impex’ hook & loop fasteners from the other hook & loop fasteners available in the market include characteristics such as durability, quality, impeccable finish, moisture resistance, tear & heat resistance, customized packaging, etc.
“The other factors that make us stand out of the crowd include our warehouse that has the capacity of storing huge amount of ready to deliver stocks. Even during the pandemic, there were issues related to the storage of raw materials, importing chemicals, etc. But fortunately, due to the availability of enormous storage space, we were able to continue with the production and supply process without any hassle,” says Sushil Gupta.
“We are one of the largest inventory holders in the country in the Industrial tapes segment. Therefore, we can supply materials to our customer even in huge quantities, anytime. Our customers’ do not have to invest huge amount of money in their stock as we are investing for them and it is a huge benefit for our customers who work with us. We have an inventory of more than 500 product lines in our warehouse, which covers almost the entire spectrum of fastening tapes. Also, we are supplying more than 100 million meters of fastening tape every year to different kinds of industries,” he adds.
Diverse Client Base
Parma Impex works with a myriad of brands in India. The company works for clients from various segments and industries, some of which include footwear, automobiles, abrasives, etc. The company serves as a one-stop solution provider in the hook and loop fasteners landscape for customers across segments.
With an aim to deliver high-quality industrial tapes to clients, the company manufactures long-lasting fastening solutions with the help of its well-equipped manufacturing facility and state-of-the-art technology
With the state-of-the-art technology implemented by Parma Impex in manufacturing the products, the company is able to offer a wide range of high-quality products. Some of the products offered by the company include plastic hook tape, fire retardant tape, fastening tape, unbrushed loop tape, fusion hook and loop tape, double-sided tapes, cable ties, colored tapes, injection hook, parma tape, cotton webbing tapes, polyester webbing tapes, nylon webbing tapes, canvas webbing tapes, soft hook, adhesive tapes, medical elastic tape, garment elastic tape, nylon hook and loop tape, footwear elastic tapes, dots tape, clear adhesive dots, Hexa fastener tapes, printed tapes, buttonhole elastics, die-cut tapes, and adhesive shape tapes.
“With the state-of-the-art technology implemented by Parma Impex in manufacturing the products, the company is able to offer a wide range of high-quality products”
Renowned Adhesive Shapes Tapes Manufacturer
Parma Impex is also a renowned adhesive shapes tapes manufacturer, wholesale supplier, and exporter that provides multiple shapes to meet the customers’ unique requirements. The company also offers colored hook and loop tapes that are manufactured using high-grade material, which can be used as an alternative to buttons, zips, and other fasteners used in the garment industry. These colored hook and loop tapes are available in a myriad of colors and in varying widths at the most reasonable prices.
Quality Products Providing Maximum Performance
Parma Impex follows a customer-centric approach since the company believes that customer satisfaction is the key to success. Therefore, the company perfectly understands customer requirements and delivers quality products that are long-lasting and provide maximum performance. Furthermore, with an expert and dedicated team, Parma Impex always stays updated with the latest trends and technologies in the market to deliver the best possible products to all its clients.
The Journey Ahead
“Our goal is to deliver outstanding service to our customers according to their requirements. We are working with all leading brands in India. Our Trust, Integrity & Honesty are our success mantra,” says Sushil Gupta, Director, Parma Impex.
“Our motto is to be a leading global supplier for clients who are looking for alternative fastening solutions and moving forward, we are planning to double our turnover within the next three years,” affirms Sushil Gupta.
The company’s products are not only sold across India but are also exported to countries such as Sri Lanka and Nepal. Moving ahead, Parma Impex plans to export products to Turkey and other European countries.