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There are many options for molded tooth zippers. Here are a few offered by YKK:

VISLON® zipper

YKK’s VISLON® zipper is made of injected plastic elements, such as polyacetal resin. It is lighter than metal zippers of the same size. Rich element color variations are created by formulating the color pigment during the injection process.

VISLON® zipper manufacturing



VISLON® with standard tapes


VISLON® zipper variations


YKK’s AquaGuard® water repellent zipper type series is a polyurethane laminated tape on a VISLON® zipper. The new element design provides enhanced water resistance while increasing the number of design and color options for your application. Starting in October 2022, YKK will spend about one year gradually replacing the conventional water repellent AquaGuard® zipper with the environmentally friendly AquaGuard® NATULON® zipper, which has a tape made of recycled PET plastic and a fluorine-free water repellent.



The AQUASEAL® zipper from YKK is perfect for active marine sportswear and lots more! Smoother and more flexible, it offers optimum protection with a film-coated tape and an innovative zipper element mechanism.









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


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