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  • YKK® zippers 101

    YKK® zippers 101

    Everything you ever wanted to know about how a zipper works, the types of zippers available, and how to choose a zipper - from zipper manufacturer YKK

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  • YKK® Woven-In Tough Zipper1:18

    YKK® Woven-In Tough Zipper

    YKK's Woven-In Tough Zipper utilizes a new woven-in structure that reduces the chain thickness by approximately 15%, which makes for a flatter, more stylish appearance. The zipper is precision enginee

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  • METALUXE® Mirror Like with Black Hologram Finish1:15

    METALUXE® Mirror Like with Black Hologram Finish

    Looking to add a bit of glamour to your life? YKK's METALUXE® zipper is a distinctive VISLON® zipper made of injection molded plastic elements that is designed with a unique element shape to give the

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  • AquaGuard® with Non Locking Spring Loaded Slider0:57

    AquaGuard® with Non Locking Spring Loaded Slider

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  • NATULON® with AcroPlating™1:21

    NATULON® with AcroPlating™

    Reduce the environmental impact of your products with YKK's NATULON® zippers with AcroPlating™ process. YKK's new AcroPlating™ process creates a smooth, durable finish without the negative impacts to

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  • NATULON® Highest Recycled Content1:08

    NATULON® Highest Recycled Content

    Looking for a sustainable zipper for your next garment? NATULON® Highest Recycled Content is the latest addition to YKK's NATULON® family of eco friendly zippers. NATULON® eco friendly zippers are m

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  • YKK's collaboration with Oceanworks to help end plastic pollution33:10

    YKK's collaboration with Oceanworks to help end plastic pollution

    Brian La Plante, sustainability lead at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. and Maekawa Mitsugu (Mike), category manager at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. are joined by Rob Ianelli, founder & president at Oceanworks® to discuss YKK

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  • YKK NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ collection of zippers1:52

    YKK NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ collection of zippers

    An environmental crisis is occurring in our oceans. Each year millions of metric tons of plastic enter the ocean where it harms marine life. NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ helps address the problem by offeri

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  • YKK® sustainable zipper: NATULON® (Mechanically Recycled)1:43

    YKK® sustainable zipper: NATULON® (Mechanically Recycled)

    NATULON® product lines are designed for customers who want to increase the recycled content of their products. They are made from recycled materials such as PET bottles using materials recycling techn

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  • YKK EXCELLA® zipper0:38

    YKK EXCELLA® zipper

    YKK's EXCELLA® zipper is its highest quality metal zipper with fully polished elements. This beautiful, shiny zipper gives clothes and baggage a luxurious appearance. This zipper is available in a var

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  • YKK click-TRAK®0:30

    YKK click-TRAK®

    Completely new and easy way to close the zipper. Simply position and snap open parts. Open parts components automatically rotate and engage by pushing open parts down. Components are enlarged for easi

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  • Fastening Catalog

    Fastening Catalog

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  • YKK Experts Talk about the Latest in Zipper Innovation10:04

    YKK Experts Talk about the Latest in Zipper Innovation

    YKK hosted a Tech Talk by John Holliday, Senior Product Development Manager, and Terry McCullough, Sales Engineering Manager at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, Colorado. YKK experts discus

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  • Julia Broder introduces YKK's NATULON® Sofix at the Outdoor Retailer Show0:48

    Julia Broder introduces YKK's NATULON® Sofix at the Outdoor Retailer Show

    Julia Broder, account executive at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Global Marketing Group, shares insight on one of the products featured at our booth during the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market! For additional info

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  • Ermina Koutavas introduces YKK's Environmentally Friendly Aluminum Snap at the Outdoor Retailer Show1:26

    Ermina Koutavas introduces YKK's Environmentally Friendly Aluminum Snap at the Outdoor Retailer Show

    Ermina Koutavas sr. account specialist at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., Global Marketing Group, introduces YKK's Environmentally Friendly Aluminum Snap at the Outdoor Retailer Show.

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  • Ermina Koutavas introduces ADVANCEN® Plastic Snaps at Outdoor Retailer Show0:47

    Ermina Koutavas introduces ADVANCEN® Plastic Snaps at Outdoor Retailer Show

    Ermina Koutavas, sr. account specialist at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., Global Marketing Group, shares insight about ADVANCEN® Plastic Snaps at Outdoor Retailer Show.

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  • Crystal Ziegler introduces YKK's AQUAGUARD® and AQUASEAL® Zippers at Outdoor Retailer Show1:28

    Crystal Ziegler introduces YKK's AQUAGUARD® and AQUASEAL® Zippers at Outdoor Retailer Show

    Crystal Ziegler, account executive at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., Global Marketing Group, talks about YKK's line of AQUAGUARD® and AQUASEAL® Zippers. Visit our website to learn more: https://ykknorthamerica.

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  • Robert Espinoza introduces VISLON® Slim at the Outdoor Retailer Show0:54

    Robert Espinoza introduces VISLON® Slim at the Outdoor Retailer Show

    Robert Espinoza, sr. account specialist at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., Global Marketing Group, shares insight about YKK’s VISLON® Slim at the Outdoor Retailer Show. Visit our website to learn more about our

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  • Stacy Larios introduces YKK's PRIFA® zipper tape at the Outdoor Retailer show1:10

    Stacy Larios introduces YKK's PRIFA® zipper tape at the Outdoor Retailer show

    Stacy Larios, account executive at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., Global Marketing Group, shares insight about YKK's PRIFA® zipper's tape. The PRIFA® zipper's tape contains colorful inkjet prints. Many variations

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  • Natalia Alicea introduces YKK's METALUXE® at the Outdoor Retailer Show0:43

    Natalia Alicea introduces YKK's METALUXE® at the Outdoor Retailer Show

    Natalia Alicea, account executive at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., Global Marketing Group, shares insight about YKK's METALUXE® zipper. Visit our website to learn more about METALUXE® zipper: https://ykknortham

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