How do I know what size zipper to buy?
To find the size of your zipper, measure the width of your zipper teeth when they are closed in millimeters (if possible). The measurement might not neatly line up with a zipper size, as the actual size of the zipper tape can vary, but it should roughly correlate.
What size is my YKK zipper?
Zipper size refers to the size of the teeth of the zipper. Size can also be referred to as weight. As you can see from the size chart below, the larger the number the larger the width of the teeth. *Note: some competitors refer to #5 as #6 and #10 as #9, but #5 and #10 are the correct YKK sizes.
How do I know what YKK zipper I have?
The zipper type is determined by the zipper chain (teeth or coil). Plastic molded zippers are the most common type used in heavy outerwear. For YKK brand zippers Vislon is used to indicate plastic zippers so you will often see 5VS, 8VS, or 10V. Other zipper brands may have only a number to indicate size.
What is the difference between a #3 zipper and a #5 zipper?
#3 zippers have teeth that are 3mm wide, and almost always have tape that is 1″ wide. #5 zippers have teeth that are 5mm wide, and the tape is around 1.25″ wide. If you want the fun, metallic-look zipper, make sure the teeth are polyester or nylon.
Why are YKK zippers the best?
As Seth Stevenson wrote in Slate, “YKK makes incredibly dependable zippers, ships them on time without fail, offers a wide range of colors, materials, and styles, and never gets badly undercut on price.” Because of its reliability, YKK is popular for manufacturers.
Are plastic or metal zippers better?
The difference between metal and plastic zippers amounts to the material that the teeth are made of. In the case of metal zippers, the teeth are generally made of an anti-corrosive metal like bronze which makes them very sturdy and durable. Plastic zippers, on the other hand, are more lightweight.
What is YKK zipper?
YKK zippers. (It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha–far too long to print on a zipper.) It’s got about half of the world’s zipper business. And it has a zipper factory in Macon, Georgia, where they make about 5 million zippers a day.
What does YKK mean on a zipper?
Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha
YKK, it turns out, is a Japanese company. (It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha–far too long to print on a zipper.) It’s got about half of the world’s zipper business. And it has a zipper factory in Macon, Georgia, where they make about 5 million zippers a day. They melt copper.
Are YKK zippers the best?
What is the strongest type of zipper?
The strongest is nickel, followed by antique brass and brass. Aluminum is a very lightweight metal so when the overall weight of an item needs to be minimized but you still need a heavy-duty zipper, it can be an excellent option. Zippers with molded plastic teeth are often used for boats and marine uses.
Does Louis Vuitton use YKK zippers?
Unlike other luxury brands, Louis Vuitton does not use factory-branded zippers, therefore, you should NOT see a factory marking, such as YKK or Lampo, on the underside of the zipper. Since 1991, Louis Vuitton has been using the same golden brass hardware zipper with the brand marking engraved on the pully.