Hooks & eyes are variously designed fasteners, generally made of metals. They can be used together to create easier closure alternatives.
Hooks are usually screwed onto a surface and can be used individually, especially where strong and steady fixings for hanging objects is required. When used together, the hook is fitted into the eye, which helps fasten two surfaces together.
Importance of hooks & eyes
Hooks & eyes compatibility with different types of surfaces, including wood, brick, and concrete, makes them fit for use across industrial, commercial, or domestic applications. Coming in a multitude of shapes and sizes further increases their usability and importance in both industrial and non-industrial spaces.
Types hooks & eyes
There are different varieties of hooks & eyes available in the market, each catering to different applications. Some of different ones include:
Angle Drive Hooks: These hooks have an angled and loop-like design, and are used to hang items. Angle drive hooks can be fixed on softer surfaces like plywood and plasterboard and can be used to hang picture frames, boards, and other similar objects.
Eye Hooks: Fasteners like eye hooks are used for hanging plants, curtains, cables, and other lightweight objects.
J Hooks: These hooks have an opening on one end and a sharp thread on the other, resembling the English letter 'J.'
Square Hooks: Also called right-angle hooks, square hooks have a thread on one end and an ‘L’ shaped hook at the other. Square hooks are used as general-purpose fasteners & fixings.
Suction Cup Hooks: These types of hooks accompany a suction cup instead of a thread, not needing to drill holes into surfaces. They can be attached to a wide range of surfaces like glass, plastics, metals, ceramics and tiles.