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YKK Begins Sale of GreenRise™ Plant-derived Zippers

October 27, 2019
Author: YKK
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YKK  announces the launch of GreenRise™, a new partially plant-derived zipper. The launch of this product signals YKK’s commitment to the development of environmentally friendly products aimed at contributing to a sustainable society.

GreenRise™ replaces polyester made from conventional fossil fuels with a plant-based material, thereby reducing fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the product cycle. The partially plant-derived polyester used is made from molasses, the by-product generated in the sugar production process.

Product Details:

  • Type: Coil Fastener
  • Size: No.5
  • Color development: YKK Global Color
  • Sales start: June 2019


* Petroleum-based ethylene glycol, which accounts for about 30% of the components constituting the PET (polyester), has been replaced with plant-based ethylene glycol.

Product Merits:

  • Reduction in fossil fuel consumption
  • Reduction in CO2 emissions
  • Effective use of byproducts

Additional information: https://www.ykkfastening.com/sustainability/environmental.html