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 are required. When used together, the hook is fitted into the eye, which helps fasten two surfaces together.
Importance of hooks and eyes
Hooks and eyes' compatibility with different types of surfaces, including wood, brick, and concrete, make 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 of hooks and eyes
There are different varieties of hooks & eyes available in the market, each catering to different applications. Some of the 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.
Fasteners like eye hooks are used for hanging plants, curtains, cables, and other lightweight objects.
These hooks have an opening on one end and a sharp thread on the other, resembling the English letter 'J.'
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.