A zipper is not just a zipper. You know that. And we are happy to help you develop the exact zipper that meets your demands in terms of design, strength, material and functionality.
We produce all our zippers within the YKK Group – with our own materials on machines that we have manufactured ourselves. This means that you can count on high quality no matter what type of zipper you need.
The metal zipper is the oldest type of zipper. It is characterised by having metal “teeth”. The metal zipper can be made with many different types of finishes – ranging from aluminium and brass to copper and stainless steel.
Besides original metal colours, it is also possible to manufacture a wide selection of alloys and antique looks. The metal zipper gives you several possible applications and is often used for fashionable clothing and jeans – but also for workwear.
The coil zipper is a popular and functional zipper for sports, outdoor, etc. It is made from coil teeth in nylon or polyester, which are sewn or woven on to tape. Coil zippers are robust and do not have individual teeth that can be damaged.
There are many possibilities to play with different colours for coil zippers. They can be made with different colours for tape, coil, thread and sliders. It is also possible to make coil zippers that look like metal zippers, as well as completely hiding the zipper. The zippers can also be manufactured in a way that makes them water and wind resistant.
Vislon® zippers are made from plastic teeth moulded with polyoxymethylene (POM). The teeth are moulded directly on to the tape and can be developed in an endless number of colour combinations.
You can design the zipper exactly as you wish, with different colours on tape, plastic teeth and sliders. Vislon® zippers are light and functional, and are often used for children’s clothes. The zippers can also be made wind and water resistant and are often used in outdoor products.
Types of Zippers and Sliders by Function
Zipper Problems and Remedies (Q&A)