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QUICKFIT®: A YKK Fastening Solution for Automotive Seats

January 13, 2023
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Though fasteners for automotive seats are often hidden, they perform an integral, irreplaceable function. This is because automotive seats are made up of 2 major components that must be attached to one-another: foam (for comfort to automobile operators and passengers) and a trim cover for aesthetic.

All About YKK® QUICKFIT® Fastener

YKK® QUICKFIT® fastener's sole purpose is to effectively attach the trim cover to the foam and was one of the key products that gave us the opportunity to be honored with a 2021 GEAR Award for contributions to the US state of Georgia's automotive and mobility industries. The QUICKFIT® tie down system forgoes the use of metal wires, which improves the foaming and seat cover assembling processes in addition to reducing overall seat weight and labor during seat disposal. Seat install time is also lowered due to excellent self-alignment capability.The QUICKFIT FLEX® hook fastener functions in the same way as the standard QUICKFIT® product, except that it curves to accommodate certain seat foam designs.

QUICKFIT FLEX® Automotive Seat Foam Fastener

YKK® QUICKFIT® fastener‘s sole purpose is to effectively attach the trim cover to the foam and was one of the key products that gave us the opportunity to be honored with a 2021 GEAR Award for contributions to the US state of Georgia’s automotive and mobility industries.

The QUICKFIT® tie down system forgoes the use of metal wires, which improves the foaming and seat cover assembling processes in addition to reducing overall seat weight and labor during seat disposal. Seat install time is also lowered due to excellent self-alignment capability.

The QUICKFIT FLEX® hook fastener functions in the same way as the standard QUICKFIT® product, except that it curves to accommodate certain seat foam designs.

Making Car Seat Assembly More Efficient through Vertical Integration

YKK’s QAL machine automatically cuts and dispenses QUICKFIT® into the seat foam tool according to recipes dictated by the foam facility. Click here to learn more about QAL and YKK’s vertically integrated production.

QUICKLOOP®: The Loop Counterpart to the QUICKFIT® Hook

The QUICKLOOP® loop is sewn into the seat trim cover and is used to tie down seam lines for car seats with the QUICKFIT® hook installed. Not only does this loop easily attach to the QUICKFIT® hook, but its soft touch allows for easy engagement and homogenization of labor operations. The combination of these two fasteners enables manufacturers to achieve a craftsmanship-like appearance for motor vehicle seats.

The QUICKLOOP® loop easily attaches to the QUICKFIT® hook.

The QUICKLOOP® loop is sewn into the seat trim cover and used to tie down seam lines for car seats with the QUICKFIT® hook installed. Not only does this loop easily attach to the QUICKFIT® hook, but its soft touch allows for easy engagement and the homogenization of labor operations.

The combination of these two fasteners enables manufacturers to achieve a craftsmanship-like appearance for motor vehicle seats.

Explore YKK’s Full Lineup of Transportation Fasteners

YKK’s innovations in the transportation fastening solutions market are not just limited to the QUICKFIT® and QUICKLOOP® fasteners. Explore our tie down systems, sheet fastener, and zippers for the automotive industry by visiting Transportation – YKK (ykkamericas.com).