History and Structure of Zipper

General Information


A zipper is produced with 100% polyester yarn woven by the narrow weaving machines. The zipper tapes are produced by the zipper types in the measures. The cords that enable the teeth to hold the tape are woven during the weaving process of the metal and moulded plastic zippers. The nylon zippers are woven without cords and afterwards the cords are installed together with teeth. The cords can be woven in the form of cotton and its mixtures. The cords are generally 100% polyester. It can be cotton by request. The surface pattern of tapes can change by the company standarts. The striped pattern tapes can be narrow weaving machines. The traced tape can also be woven if required by tricot suppliers. We can also patterns and reflectors on the tapes with thehot transfers printing technique. Zipper tapes are woven with raw yarn expect the spicial orders. The woven yarns are dyed tapes are dried at temperatures of 120-130 C, and finally finished for using.




In 1893 Whitch Judson of Chicago has begun to use the first zipper called a 'Clasp Locker' a complicated hook-and-eye shoe fastener. Mr. Jundson has exhibited in Chicago in 1893 but he has not been succesfull with this model of zipper.

Swedish immigrant and electrical engineer Gideon Sunback has done a change in the first model of zipper and made it easier to use. The usability of zipper has been proved in the 1 st World War and it has been used in the water resistant uniforms of american Naval Forces in 1917. After that all the American Army Forces have started using zipper in their uniforms. The Zipper has been used to started in the woman wears in 1930's and the price of Wales has wanted the zipper used in his trousers and coast in 1934. The zipper has become an indispensable part of our life after 1935. The first production of zipper in Turkey has begun in 1952.






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