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YKK Achieves 100% Renewable Energy Purchasing At 31 Sites Worldwide

YKK Corporation announces that the number of YKK locations that have switched 100% of their electricity consumption to renewable energy in fiscal year 2022 has increased by 20 locations from FY2021 to FY2022, reaching 31 locations globally.

Italy's ERCA helps Patagonia & YKK with sustainable chem-tech REVECOL

Italy’s ERCA SPA, Patagonia, and YKK have announced the successful implementation of ERCA’s REVECOL (Recycled Vegetable Cooking Oil), a sustainable, innovative chemical agent, in YKK’s dyeing processes at their Vietnam production sites. ERCA transforms common waste material, such as exhausted vegetable cooking oil, into an upcycled, certified high performance, safe textile chemical.

YKK’s New 3D Platform To Optimize Zipper Design

Following the lead of 3D design software platforms like CLO, MYR and Browzwear, YKK on launched Wednesday the YKK Trim Creator, a 3D trim configurator aimed at helping designers visualize trim options, design trims, and generate item codes.

YKK Debuts DIY Repairable Zippers in ARTILECT Shells

YKK introduces the Revived Zipper, a pull tab that you can repair or replace on your own — and two new products from ARTILECT are already using it.

YKK is Recognized as a Supplier Engagemnt Leader

YKK Corporation has been selected as a “Supplier Engagement Leader” the highest score on the 2022 Supplier Engagement Report (SER) from CDP,* the international environmental non-profit focused on measuring and reporting companies’ environmental impact.

YKK’s Sustainable Products See Sales Gains

Less is more for YKK, which reduced its carbon emissions, landfill waste and water intake this year.

YKK signs UN CBD COP15 business statement for mandatory assessment and disclosure

YKK Corporation has signed the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) COP15 Business Statement for Mandatory Assessment and Disclosure by 2030, convened by Business for Nature.

"YKK Develops AquaGuard® NATULON®, An Environmentally Friendly Water Repellent Zipper"

Replacing the conventional water repellent zipper with a green specification water repellent zipper with a tape made of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

"Lessons in Longevity from an 88-Year-Old Zipper Company"

Rarely does a company sustain its global industry leadership for more than a few decades, and most that do so are very well-known global brands. YKK, an 88-year-old Japanese manufacturer of zippers, is not a household name, yet it has quietly, and impressively, stayed atop of the global fastener industry for decades. It has remained relevant and preserved its leadership globally and in the U.S. market. What enabled YKK to do so well for so long? The authors examine how YKK has beaten the odds, and provide a possible roadmap for other companies looking to sustain a viable, profitable business in international markets. They also offer several areas of potential vulnerability which pose serious challenges to a company’s pursuit of longevity.

"One Of America’s Best Manufacturers Is This Japanese Zipper Maker"

A strong piece of evidence in support of the many current calls to reshore American manufacturing is the tremendous performance by the many thousands of existing producers already working here.