Zippers (zip fasteners)

Zipper represents a universal product that has a wide application in various industrial fields. The characteristic feature to connect two parts in a quick, easy, practical and simple way, makes it indispensable.

From the moment zipper entered wide application, there has not been found another product that could replace it, and that will probably not happen in the near future.

Wide range of different types of zippers extends its application in new areas every day.

According to customer’s request puller with customer’s logo can be attached to the slider.

Sliders can be made with several types of finishes, so an excellent visual effect can be achieved in combination with color of the tape or type of metal chain teeth.

History

Whitcomb JudsonWhitcomb Judson

Most of closure elements used today in textile, such as: drikers, buttons, laces and similar, already existed in some form through different cultures for thousands of years. Zipper (zip fastener) or in our country also known as „reißverschluss“ (German word) is the invetion of an American inventor Whitcomb Judson from Chicago, from the end of the 19th century.

At the end of the 19th century, Judson was already a successful inventor, with a large number of patents in the field of mechanical engineering, for the railway braking systems. At that time he starts to develop an easy-releasable patent that would be used for fastening the footwear. On August 29th 1893, he patented the invention, which he called the clasp-locker.

Judson displayed his clasp-locker at the Chicago Fair in 1893, but the public almost completely ignored it. The company he founded with his partner Lewis Walker never actually achieved success in selling this patent.

Only in 1913, after the Swedish-American engineer, Gideon Sundbach, remodeled Judson's patent, zipper has achieved success. The US Army applied it on uniforms in World War I, and later in 1920 zippers could be seen on various types of clothing and footwear.

In mid-1930s, zippers were introduced in the fashion industry. Name zipper originated as onomatopea of the sound that can be heard when it is opened or closed.

Types

Metal zippers

Metal zipperMetal zipper

These zippers are very reliable because metal teeth are firmly and precisely bonded to the polyester tape.

Metal zippers can be made of: brass or alpaca (new silver).

With various colors of teeth and slider finish, and with different puller shapes, these zippers can also represent a fashion detail on clothing or footwear.

They are made in several different sizes (according to the width of metal teeth) and in different classifications as: closed end, open end, with two sliders...

Coil (nylon) zippers

Coil (nylon) zipperCoil (nylon) zippers

A characteristic of coil zippers is high reliability and durability.

There are several types of these zippers, which makes them suitable for a variety of purposes, ranging from the requirement to be concealed when it is sewn on light garments, to the need to meet the specific requirements of the footwear, sports equipment and furniture industries...

The spiral woven zippers S40 and S60 represent newer technology of producing a zipper, where spiral is formed directly on the weaving machine and together with quality yarns makes one solid structure.

From our wide range of products we highlight SN40 – invisible zipper, which is unnoticable after it has been sewn on a garment, so that only puller is visible.

Plastic molded zippers

Plastic molded zipperPlastic molded zipper

They are made by molding polyamide teeth on a polyester tape, and besides functionality they can represent a fashion detail.

Due to the shape of it's teeth, it is popularly known as „tractor“.

It is possible to combine different color of teeth and polyester tape in order to achieve interesting visual effect.

They can be made in different classifications, like other types of zippers.

Classifications

In solving the specific needs in the application of a zipper on various products, different classifications were made.

Zipper structure

Basic parts of zippersBasic parts of zippers

 

Zipper length

The nominal length of the zipper is measured from the lower limit (bottom stop, open-end pin and box, etc.) to the upper limit (top stops or similar) and it is shown on the sketch for each zipper classification individually.

GARMENT
Nominal length Deviation (mm)
up to 16 +3 -2
16 up to 30 +5 -2
30 up to 100 +6 -3
100 up to 150 +8 -4
150 up to 200 +10 -5
200 up to 300 +11 -7
over 300 +1% -0,5%
Footwear
Nominal length Deviation (mm)
up to 30 +2 -2
over 30 +2 -4

 

Standard classifications are shown in the table below:

Zipper classifications
Long chain Closed-end Open-end
Zipper Zipper Zipper Zipper Zipper Zipper
M N O X D Y
  • M – long chain
  • N – closed-end zipper
  • O – closed-end zipper with double sliders and bottom stops (head to head
  • X – closed-end with double sliders and top stops (back to back)
  • D – open-end zipper
  • Y – two way (“comby”) open-end zipper

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Yukk-Zipplast d.o.o.

Address: Godovički put bb
 31210 Požega, Serbia
Tel:+381 (0)31 3816 179
Fax:+381 (0)31 3816 407
E-mail: office@zipplast.co.rs

Sales representatives

Central Serbia:064 825 5334 - Grozdomir Đorđević
Belgrade &064 825 5320 - Jelena Spasojević
Vojvodina:064 825 5319 - Milan Filipović
Southeastern Serbia:064 825 5327 - Dragan Petrović