The EN 16732: 2015 — EU’s First Unified Slide Fastener Standard

June 17, 2017 sbs-zipper.com 0

A new standard on slide fastener requirements titled EN 16732: 2015 has been adopted by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). This new standard is the first EU standard of its kind and it is expected to replace the British-based standard which has been in place until now — BS 3084: 2006. Until now, the BS 3084: 2006 has been used by manufacturers and consumers alike as the set of standards in the production of slide fasteners throughout the continent. The CEN has based the European standard on existing standards within the industry, as well as existing specifications and test [Continue Reading]

5 Must-Follow Tips for Using Color Combination of Coil Zippers

June 16, 2017 sbs-zipper.com 0

As indicated by the name, color combination of coil zippers refer to those zippers that are designed with different colors in terms of the teeth elements, tapes and sewing threads. Below are 5 tips you must follow while using this type of zippers. Application The cross-wise strength of color combination of coil zippers is not so strong as that of the regular zippers, although they could lend a decorative and stylish touch to the items they are sewn onto. This lies in the fact that their teeth elements will feature less softness following the dyeing process and single-side double stich [Continue Reading]

Auto-lock Vs. Semi Auto-lock Zipper Sliders for Footwear

June 14, 2017 sbs-zipper.com 0

There are primary 2 types of zipper sliders used for the footwear industry based on functioning-automatic or semi automatic (like pin lock) sliders. Auto-lock sliders function through a locking mechanism, which prevents them from sliding up or down unless the pull tab is tensioned. In other words, these sliders can be secured in place without dropping off along the zipper chain unwanted when in use. Semi auto-lock sliders won’t slide freely and smoothly unless the pull tab is raised or lifted to a certain degree to release the locking pin. This type of sliders may not function properly and the [Continue Reading]

What’s The Difference Between Right & Left-Sided Insertion Pins?

May 31, 2017 sbs-zipper.com 0

Brief Introduction of Right & Left Insertion Pins All zippers typically consist of a bottom stop, slider and zipper teeth. However, depending on the zipper type and the preference of the manufacturer, certain separating zippers contain insertion pins on the right side while others have pins on the left. The side that the pin is located on determines whether the user inserts the pin into the retainer box on the left and moves the zipper pull on the right or the other way around. While some customers believe that this difference is related to whether the garment is made for [Continue Reading]

5 Things That Will Ruin Footwear Zippers

May 30, 2017 sbs-zipper.com 0

If they have been manufactured well and placed in the correct position, footwear zippers can be extremely resilient and sturdy. However, there are certain things can ruin footwear zippers, causing major problems for the wearer. Here is a look at some of the things that should be avoided so that the zipper is able to last as long as possible. 1. Dirt or sand getting caught in the zipper teeth Depending on where the wearer lives and uses the footwear the most, dirt or sand can get caught in the zipper and cause it to malfunction. Proper maintenance involves regularly [Continue Reading]

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