requests-for-proposal

Hook & Loop Supplier Opportunity

Request Number REQ9343541
Due Date May 10, 2017
Request for Proposal Details
RFP Title
Hook & Loop Supplier Opportunity
RFP Description

NineSigma, representing a global manufacturing & engineering company, seeks manufacturers of high quality hook and loop fasteners to assist them in their global sourcing efforts.

Background

Hook and loop fasteners, first conceived in the early 1940s, have been in widespread usage for decades. The technology has been used to provide quick, reliable, temporary bonds for healthcare, the military and the space program, among many others.

 

NineSigma’s client currently uses millions of linear yards annually (roughly 13 million linear yards of Loop and another 5 million linear yards of Hook) for a variety of applications, both consumer and commercial. The client seeks to contact manufacturers of this technology for potential supply agreements.

 

Key Success Criteria

The successful supplier:

  • Will produce:
    • Hook and Loop together OR
    • Hook OR
    • Loop
  • Can maintain a minimum stockpile at a consignment warehouse adjacent to production facilities

Suppliers with production facilities in the following countries/regions are preferred, however, NineSigma’s client is interested in potential partners outside those areas provided costs remain competitive.

  • China
  • India
  • Latin America

The desired specifications for the Hook and/or Loop:

  • Three inches wide
  • Must be radio frequency (RF) weldable
  • Cost competitive (between $0.30 and $0.40 per linear yard)

 

Possible Approaches

NineSigma’s client is interested in manufacturers capable of providing both hook and loop together OR the individual components (hook or loop) separately.

 

Approaches not of interest

Fastening technologies that do not employ hook and loop.

 

Preferred Collaboration types
  • Supply Agreement
Items to be submitted

Your response should address the following:

  • Specifications of hook and loop technology
  • Ability to provide desired annual volume
  • Location of production facilities

To submit a response, please use the online response form.

 

Area of Interest
  • Consumer Products
  • Packaging
  • Professional Services
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