Get elastic loops to secure, bind or hang your products. Elastic loops come with knotted, balled, barbed and clasped ends. Get them in a combination of colors and sizes. Not sure about your loop size? Read below for stretch and loop measurement information.
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Elastic Loop Measurement Guide:
Defining the Length of a Loop
There are two ways to refer to the length of an elastic loop: Loop length and loop circumference. The natural loop length is the length of the loop when stretched just enough so there is no slack.
The loop circumference is a measurement of the entire piece of string, from one end to the other. If you cut the loop and measure the string (stretched just to the point where there is no slack), that would be the natural loop circumference. The natural loop circumference is generally twice the natural loop length.
To find the natural loop circumference, measure the length of a non-elastic piece of string wrapped around your item the way you would want your elastic loops applied.
Finding the Right Size Loop:
We use the natural loop circumference to find the appropriate size loop for your item. Generally, this is one inch less than the natural loop circumference. This would account for the "stretch" of the elastic.
For smaller items with circumferences of 1 to 4 inches (smaller jewelry boxes, bottles, etc.) this rule would not apply. In this case, the natural loop circumference would be the appropriate length.
For large items with circumferences of 16 inches or more (apparel boxes, larger folders, etc.) this rule applies but is not absolute. This means there may be more than one elastic loop size appropriate for your item.