YKK - Little Parts. Big Difference.



Structure of a Zipper

Zipper can be divided into three major parts : the tape, elements and slider.
Pull-tab Crown(tab holder) Body Top Stop Slider

The slider joins or separates the elements
when the zipper is opened or closed.
Various types of sliders are available depending on use.


The teeth, also known as elements, are the parts
on each side of a zipper that mesh, or engage,
with each other when passed through the slider.
When the left and the right side teeth
are engaged they are called chain.


The tape is manufactured exclusively for zippers.
It is usually made of polyester, but depending on
use, synthetic fiber tape, vinyl tape
and cotton tape are also available.

Bottom stop Box pin Insert pin Retaining
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