Parts of Zipper with Their Functions

Parts of Zipper with Their Functions

What is Zipper?

It is a fastening device operated by means of two parallel rows of plastic or metal teeth on either side of a closure that are interlocked by a sliding tab is called zipper. Here, the teeth are carried in two zip fastener tapes which run the length of the zip and which are usually stitched into apparel and other textile products. It is an essential part of garments which is widely used in garments manufacturing sector. It can be used in functional or decorative purposes. It may be different in types and sizes. The function of one zipper is different from another.

Types of Zipper Used in Apparel Industry:

There are different type of zippers which are vastly used in readymade garments sector are mentioned in the below:

1. Concealed zipper:

This type of zippers is widely used for making the skirts of women.

2. Continuous zipper:

It is widely used for making the garments of men, women and children.

There are also some zippers which are provided with two sliders used for long coat or garments, but specially used for the large suitcase.

Different Parts of Zipper with Their Function:

Zippers consists with the below parts:

  1. Zipper’s tape,
  2. Teeth or Chain,
  3. Slider body,
  4. Slider pin or teeth,
  5. Stopper.

All the above zipper’s parts have mentioned in the below with their functions:

1. Zipper tape:

It is a narrow fabric which has a high lateral strength and may be knitted or woven, being so constructed as to provide at one selvedge. For the suitable embodiment of the fastener elements is called zipper tape. It’s produced by cotton, polyester, nylon or blended fibre. It is attached by sewing with the garments.

2. Teeth or Chain:

Teeth are made of brass, aluminum, nylon or plastic. It is opened and closed by these teeth.

3. Slider:

Slider is used to open and close the zipper’s teeth or chain.

4. Slider pin:

Slider pin or teeth is used in the slider which keeps the slider from the unwanted movement.

5. Stopper:

Stopper controls the slider run out of the zippers.

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Mayedul Islam

Mayedul Islam is working as a Sr. Merchandiser in a reputed Buying House. He has great passion in writing different articles on textile and Garments specially on Merchandising and Garment Washing. Send


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