A slider is the shoe-like part of the zip that glides over the track of zip chain teeth. The slider opens or closes the zip depending on the direction it is being pulled. The sliders are available in double tab or single tab, a double tab slider can be used on reversible items.
An open-end zip has a stopper at the end, where the zip is connected and comes apart. An example would a zip on a jacket.
YKK open end zips are available in RCF or Chunky zips, both are made of injected plastic nylon elements and lighter than metal zippers of the same size. Ideal for wet conditions, which make them perfect for bags, boat covers and lapa covers in coastal areas.
Chunky VS RCF
A Chunky zip Chain has a more bulky or ‘chunky’ look and feel to it whereas a RCF zip Chain has smaller and finer zipper teeth.
YKK manufactures high quality zip products. The zipper tape is made from polyester, whilst the zipper teeth are made from nylon. The polyester and nylon are UV resistant, thus making the zip suitable for outdoor use.
Common Uses for YKK open end zips
Used on camping equipment and accessories for example, tent doors and windows. Open end zips can also be used on awnings, upholstery work, cushions, bags like backpacks and school bags as well as jackets.
Colours: Black, Olive Green, Grey and Beige.
Customer colours to order.
Available in Nylon RC and Chunky Vislon.
Lengths: 80cm, 100cm, 120cm, 150cm, 180m, 200cm, 220cm, 250cm, 280cm, 300cm, 350cm, 400cm, 500cm, 600cm
Custom lengths to order.