USEFUL TIPS ABOUT ZIPPER
Tips for apparel manufacturers:
Apparel manufacturers must check the appropriate zipper necessary for the particular garments. We prefer to discuss with good Zipper manufacturers to select the right zipper according to buyer requirement.
Washing of Apparel:
Apparel manufacturers must take care of the zipper while washing the garments. Improper washing or vigorous washing may not be suitable for the zipper. Appropriate protection for zipper should also to be taken while washing. If proper care is not taken, washing damages the zipper even if the zipper is of the right quality.
Sewing to Apparel:
The sewing operator must have proper knowledge of sewing zipper into the apparel or it might damage the zipper.
Storage of Zipper:
The zipper must be stored in dry place as humidity may affect the zipper. Zipper must be stored away from any chemicals.
Metal zipper may be affected if used in leather garments. Many types of chemical are present in leather which may affect the zipper.
Safety LOCK/KOB/TOP COP:
KOB type plastic open-end zipper must be used for children wear.
We suggest you to use nickel free zipper as nickel causes allergy to skin.
Should be used to pass the apparel for anti-needle test.
Must check the color fastness requirement before placing order for zipper.
As zipper color is usually matched with apparel fabric, the method and light under which such color matching has to be done should be clearly explained to zipper manufacturer. Same is true for matching with color cards.
The apparel manufacturer must make sure of the zipper strength especially required for children wear.
TIPS FOR APPAREL USERS
Smooth Slider Operation:
Slider should be operated smoothly otherwise the teeth of the zipper may get broken. Once a tooth is broken the zipper cannot used.
Zipper can be waxed to make slider move smoothly over the teeth.
Proper heat should be applied if iron is passed over the zipper. We advise you to keep the zipper closed and cover the zipper with a piece of cloth while ironing.
Zipper should be cleaned from time to time. Wax can be used for it.
Cloth Caught in Slider:
If a piece of cloth is caught between slider, force should not be applied. The cloth should be released by pulling the slider back slowly.