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Caring for AquaGuard® and AQUASEAL® zippers
28 Nov 2022
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Caring for AquaGuard® zippers VISLON® AquaGuard® zipper is a VISLON® water resistant zipper with polyurethane laminated on the tape. The special element design provides enhanced water resistance. This zipper is water repellent, not waterproof/watertight. [Application] Do not use in curved application since slider may cut the tape. Avoid applications where PU zippers will come into […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 23 – Give Back
19 Nov 2022
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Growing up I was taught one of the most important life lessons from my father. It might not translate as well but here’s a shot: “Don’t let your right hand know what the left hand just gifted.” From an early age, I learned that giving was an act of kindness that didn’t need everyone’s attention. […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 22 – Take Pride in Our Appearance
17 Nov 2022
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Here are two quotes that come to mind when I think of this week’s Fundamental Behavior: “Dress for the job you want not the job you have, and you have to start doing the work you want to be doing” -Austin Kleon “If you take your appearance seriously, people will take you seriously (provided your […]

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Types of molded tooth zippers
15 Nov 2022
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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. […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 21 – Be a lifelong learner
11 Nov 2022
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From the moment of our conception and even without being fully conscious, the adventure of learning begins. In our first years of life that learning is a latent need to survive. However, as the years go by and we become adults, we may think that it is no longer necessary to continue acquiring new knowledge, […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 20 – Pay attention to the details
04 Nov 2022
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Customers choose YKK because of our exemplary products. Such a reputation could not have become a reality if YKK’s founder, Tadao Yoshida, had not implemented the correct ethics for his vision, at the grassroots level, thus providing the proper environment and foundation that brought YYK Group to fruition. “No one prospers without rendering benefit to […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 19 – Be Proactive
28 Oct 2022
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I think our fundamental behavior No. 19, BE PROACTIVE, contains a number of benefits or to put it another way, makes us avoid many difficulties in all the branches of our work and even personally. It invites us to see into the future because it foresees inconveniences through the solutions before they happen and enables […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 18 – Take Ownership
20 Oct 2022
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I believe that “Take Ownership” means to have a sense of personal responsibility. By changing the subject to “I” for everything that is happening around you, you will see things in a completely different light and take proactive action. For example, let’s say there is a conflict in a distant region. If you are in […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 17 – Practice blameless problem-solving
14 Oct 2022
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The easiest thing to do within the organization when there are problems is to point the finger at a person or a team as the cause, but it is better to assume the shared responsibility that we all have for everything to work correctly. Looking for culprits drains energy that could be used for problem […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 16 – Provide Meaningful Appreciation
07 Oct 2022
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From my point of view, this behavior is very important. In addition to taking it to the workplace, we should also take it to the family and the whole environment of our lives, our friends, neighbors, acquaintances because showing a sincere and honest appreciation contributes to a better environment at work, improves our interpersonal relationships, […]

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