In situations where protection from water, chemical fumes, and other substances is the priority, airtight zippers are a must. These zippers are specifically designed and manufactured to act as a protective barrier against most liquids and gases. As such, they are commonly used in marine sportswear (survival and life suits, wet or dry diving suits), inflatable objects (water beds, water-walking balls), camping gear (tents, backpacks), protection suits (decompression clothing, immersion suits, firefighters’ suits) and other types of functional clothing. Due to its special nature, airtight zippers are treated and stored differently from regular zippers.
Installing air/water tight zippers will need a different approach compared to other zippers. The fact that we will need to maintain the air/water tightness will require a more careful and technical installation process. In this guide, we will discuss the different installation methods for air and water tight zippers. The installation method may differ, depending on the tape material of which the zipper is going to be installed. So, let us first discuss the common tape materials used for air and water tight zippers.
As the name ‘water/air tight’ zipper suggests, the main feature of this zipper type is preventing liquid and air leakage. You should notice the key difference when compared to waterproof zippers, where there can still be air leakage. To manufacture a water/air tight zipper, the key technology is the air/water tight teeth/elements and seal. So, we should also take proper care when installing the air/water tight zipper, as you will need to ensure the seal is installed properly to prevent leakage. Different technologies can be used to manufacture air/water tight elements and seal. Nickel silver, polyester, and polyamide are just [Continue Reading]
Zippers serve as a functional and decorative portion of a myriad of items. They may not function normally as expected if they are subjected to improper treatment during the ironing process. Let us first take a quick glance at some of the adverse impacts that may be produced on the zippers or zipper accessories when ironing is not performed in a proper way. Zippers will go through a certain level of shrinkage in the ironing process. This is generally acceptable in the global industry. However, these zippers will arch if they are subjected to high-temperature ironing and their teeth will [Continue Reading]
SBS Zipper reached an agreement with Quanzhou Institute of Equipment Manufacturing Haixi Institutes, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASQIEM) during the first High-tech Industrialization Project Matchmaking Meeting in Jinjiang city on August 24th, 2017, which was organized by Jinjiang Municipal Government, Quanzhou Institute of Equipment Manufacturing (QIEM) and Jinjiang Economy and Information Technology Bureau. We are one of the 4 companies that made the list, with our zipper chain crosswise strength and tab pull-off strength analysis and optimization design project acknowledged by CASQIEM. SBS Zipper came to an agreement with QIEM on technological cooperation last year, focusing on simulation analyses into [Continue Reading]
William Congreve, a British dramatist, has said that music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks or bend a knotted oak. Regularly, earphones are used to listen to music clearly as well as avoid disturbing others. But one of the worst things that can derail your day is tangled earphone lines. When you are enjoying music, tangled lines will not only make you look strange, but also eat up your time to put them in order. But, fear not- it is time to say no to twisted earphone lines. Zipper is a tiny but magic thing that you [Continue Reading]