The zipper is one of the important trimmings as well as apparel accessories. It is used for the opening and closing purposes of the apparel parts. Most of the time, it is used in jackets, pants, and shirt manufacturing. But in modern times, in some jeans pants, the button is used instead of a zipper.
Types Of Zipper:
The zipper is classified into two types. They are as –
- One End Zipper: This type of zipper is used in jacket.
- Closed End Zipper: Closed end zipper is used in pant or shirt.
Parts of Zipper and Functions of Zipper Parts:
To know about zippers, one should know about the different parts of the zipper. A zipper consists of six parts which are listed below. They are –
The top stopper of the zipper controls the slider run out of the top of the zipper.
Zipper tape is a suitable embodiment of the fastener elements. Basically, cotton, polyester, nylon, or blended fiber uses to produce the zi[[er part. However, sewing is needed to attach it with the garments. Hence, zipper tape is a narrow fabric that has high lateral strength and it may be knitted or woven, and it provides one selvage.
Teeth or Coil
The zipper is opened and closed by teeth or, coil. Basically, brass, aluminum, nylon, or plastic are used to made up teeth.
The zipper’s teeth or chain open and close by the slider.
A slider pin is generally used in the slider that keeps the slider from unwanted movement.
The bottom stopper of the zipper also controls the slider run out of the zippers from the bottom position of the zipper.
In sum, different zipper manufacturing companies manufactured zippers. Besides, zippers are varies in shape and size. The zipper is manufactured as per buyer requirements.
So, when you will use a zipper you have to be concerned about the quality of the zipper because the entire zipper has not same properties. One should be careful during zipper selection.