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Choosing the Right Zipper for Your Outdoor Furniture Application

January 23, 2023
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Quality outdoor furniture is a valued extension of your home for family and guests to enjoy, particularly when furniture fasteners deliver aesthetic, functionality, and prolong furniture life span. Allow us to introduce you to YKK’s industry-leading outdoor furniture fastening solutions.

Choosing your Outdoor Furniture Fastener

 

Outdoor furniture must be designed to resist damage from sunlight, which is why our VISLON® UV Zipper is oftentimes offered for use in outdoor furniture among other applications. This zipper's teeth are made with UV-resistant plastic to help prevent unwanted color change or fading.VISLON® UV Zippers

Outdoor furniture must be designed to resist damage from sunlight, which is why our VISLON® UV Zipper is oftentimes offered for use in outdoor furniture, among other applications. This zipper’s teeth are made with UV-resistant plastic to help prevent unwanted color change or fading.

 

CONCEAL® ZippersMany of the YKK products that make the biggest difference are those that cannot be seen, including in outdoor furniture applications. When the slider on YKK's CONCEAL® zipper is closed, the zipper disappears and appears as a finished seam. We recommend use of this product in pillows since the best pillow designs are those that keep the zipper out of the way so as not to compromise user comfort.

Many of the YKK products that make the biggest difference are those that cannot be seen, including in outdoor furniture applications. When the slider on YKK’s CONCEAL® zipper is closed, the zipper disappears and appears as a finished seam. We recommend use of this product in pillows since the best pillow designs are those that keep the zipper out of the way so as not to compromise user comfort.

 

Sustainable Options

Here at YKK we are committed to improving our collective quality of life, guided by the understanding that from small parts like fasteners come big benefits. Since we are passionate about working with furniture customers who want to include sustainable components into their products, we offer items such as NATULON® Material Recycled zippers, which are made from recycled materials such as PET bottles.

 

Working with Specific Color Swatches? We Have you Covered!

Imagine creating a whole new line of pillows that are a specific shade of orange, and simultaneously installing zippers that you thought were the exact same color but turn out not to be when exposed to light. This frustrating phenomenon is known as metamerism, where objects appear to match in color in one light source, but not in another.

We love for you to notice our zippers! However, we realize that the role of a furniture fastener is to seamlessly blend into the broader design of the product, and a furniture-fastener color disparity of any kind can easily compromise this. YKK can work directly with you to dye to match our zippers to ensure harmonious integration into your design. What you see is what you will get!

 

The Bottom Line

No matter the demands of your furniture applications, YKK is here to meet the challenge. With a wide variety of fastening options to suit your next line of furniture, we are equipped and ready to maximize the aesthetic and functionality of your outdoor sofa or pillow.

Contact your YKK sales rep to begin discussing outdoor furniture fastening solutions!