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Caring for AquaGuard® and AQUASEAL® zippers

November 28, 2022
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Caring for AquaGuard® zippers

AQUAGUARD® VISLON®

AquaGuard® VISLON®

VISLON® AquaGuard® zipper is a VISLON® water resistant zipper with polyurethane laminated on the tape. The special element design provides enhanced water resistance. This zipper is water repellent, not waterproof/watertight.

[Application]
Do not use in curved application since slider may cut the tape.
Avoid applications where PU zippers will come into contact with “vinyl,” such as PVC or PU.

[End Use Instruction]
Avoid prolonged exposure to heat and humidity and keep the zipper away from direct sunlight. UV may cause yellowing of the PU film.
Minimal degradation may occur, but this will not affect the performance of the film.
Repeated bending of the zipper may cause cloudy film.

[Washing]
Tumble Dry, Normal, Low Heat.

[Dry-cleaning]
Petroleum based solvent is recommended. Do not use Chlorine based solvent.

[Ironing]
Avoid ironing. It may flatten the film and cause the film to melt.

View the catalog here.

Caring for AQUASEAL® zippers

AQUASEAL® with Stainless Steel Slider

AQUASEAL® zipper with Stainless Steel Slider

AQUASEAL® zipper is a waterproof zipper. Its flexible and lightweight properties make it perfect for dry bags, dry suits, and outdoor equipment.

[For Storage]
Rinse off any dirt or grime on both sides of the zipper, taking care not to bend it.
Do not place any heavy object on the zipper.
Store away from heat and moisture.

[When in use]
Slowly move the slider when operating. Angular pulling may cause element mis-engagement and may result in poor waterproof performance or zipper damage.
Do not apply an excess load to the bottom stop when operating the zipper, or it may damage the stop or the zipper.
Provide appropriate reinforcement near the stop.
Please consult a YKK representative for further advice.

This YKK® fastener can be used for many fastening needs; however, it is not suitable for walking water balls, or similar items. YKK does not recommend the use of our fasteners on walking water balls or similar items, will not provide warranties for such use, accepts no liability for such use and will avoid selling these fasteners for such use.

View the catalog here.

YKK, the combined mark of “YKK Little Parts. Big Difference.”, AquaGuard, AQUASEAL, and VISLON are registered trademarks of YKK CORPORATION in Japan and other countries/regions.