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What makes a good diaper?
17 May 2022
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About 385,000 babies are born each day according to the UN. That adds up to more than 140 million a year. Moreover, there are more than 46 million adults aged 65 and older living in the U.S.; by 2050, that number is expected to grow to almost 90 million. Therefore, the use of diapers is […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior #20- Pay Attention to the Details
12 May 2022
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    Details, even if they seem small, are very important.  Many of the mistakes we make are due to lack of attention. Paying attention to detail has been a fundamental part of my training and performance. For example, in mathematics, an error in a sign causes you not to reach the correct solution of […]

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What kind of two-way zipper do I need?
09 May 2022
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The definition of a two-way zipper is one where you can close or open the zipper from two opposite ends at the same time. There has always been confusion regarding the “two-way” function of a zipper. Is two-way separating generally used for an outerwear jacket application?  Or maybe a two-way, closed, head-to-head zipper for a […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 19- Be Proactive
04 May 2022
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Being proactive is a quality that some people have and that is very beneficial in many aspects of life. In the workplace being proactive today is one of the qualities most valued by recruiters, and a proactive person can bring numerous benefits to any company. Although it may be something innate, proactivity can also be […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 18 – Take Ownership
28 Apr 2022
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When I found out that I was given the privilege to share my thoughts on Fundamental Behavior #18, “Taking Ownership,” I was really pleased as it is the Fundamental Behavior that I have valued and identified with most throughout my career. I have always felt that taking ownership for issues not only helps the one […]

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How to choose the right plastic hook and loop material
26 Apr 2022
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YKK has a wide variety of extruded hook options that are engineered to engage with an assortment of woven, knitted, or nonwoven loop materials. These options allow customers to have just the right combination of peel, shear, and cycle life for their particular needs. The key is choosing the right combination.  It starts with your […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 17 – Practice Blameless Problem-Solving
21 Apr 2022
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What does it mean to be blameless? Blameless is a word used to describe someone who hasn’t done anything to deserve blame. That being said, if a person is blameless, it does not mean that they are not held accountable for a mistake or error. Rather, blameless problem-solving entails working together to get to the […]

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Rightspeeding: Determining the Appropriate Rate of Progression of a Product
15 Apr 2022
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While speed is surely better than slowness in today’s business climate, what is perhaps more beneficial for manufacturers is planning for the most optimal speed of product development rather than the fastest speed possible. Ensuring the development of products occurs at an appropriate rate of progression through the consideration of all complicating factors is known […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 16 – Provide Meaningful Appreciation
15 Apr 2022
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I love our 25 Fundamental Behaviors, one of my favorites being #16, “Provide Meaningful Appreciation.” When I think of all the times I have been shown appreciation, I am immediately flooded with fond memories of feeling loved and treasured. One night, while pregnant with our second child, my husband came home from work with much […]

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What is the difference between standard (napped or brushed) woven loop and unnapped woven loop?
13 Apr 2022
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The most common type of woven loop tape is napped, or brushed, loop made from 100% nylon. This tape is considered a general-purpose fastener and is used for a wide variety of applications. Napped loop consists of woven fibers that are randomly disoriented, which allow for hooks of many types and good penetration, provides high […]

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