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The Structure of a Zipper

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Many of us use zippers in our everyday life without thinking much about just how all the parts work together. Whether it’s keeping your jeans or backpack closed or providing an airtight seal on a spacesuit, the structure of a zipper is crucial to its performance. Let’s start with the…

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History of the Zipper

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Since YKK manufactures roughly 3 million kilometers worth of zippers every year, some assume we invented this integral apparel product. However, the invention of the zipper predates our company's founding. This begs the question: Who invented the zipper? Let's find out! 1851: Elias Howe Jr. and the Unutilized Patent In...
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What is the Best Invisible Zipper?

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Have you determined that your product needs an invisible zipper but you don’t know which is best? Allow us to introduce you to YKK’s lineup of CONCEAL® zippers, which come in a variety of element/teeth sizes, over 700 colors, and include Dye-to-Match (DTM) capabilities. Our lightest invisible zipper, the #2mm,…

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