Since the company’s founding in Tokyo in 1934, YKK has continuously set industry standards for quality, service, value, and innovation in the production of zippers, plastic hardware, hook and loop fasteners, webbing tapes, and snap and buttons. With integrated production and supply systems in 72 countries and regions around the world, YKK is positioned to meet the needs of the many industries we serve as they increasingly diversify and require shorter product cycles. Guided by the CYCLE OF GOODNESS® philosophy – no one prospers without rendering benefit to others – YKK aims to contribute to a sustainable society through its products and manufacturing operations and constantly seeks new ways to serve the changing needs of its customers while at the same time investing in its employees and giving back to its communities.
Vislon® Nylon & DP300 Nylon Snap button: Recycling friendly zipper and button for the Newcycling® process. Due to its nylon composition, this new products can be easily recycled together with the nylon garment it is attached to, without the need for removal.
FlexFix® AcroPlating®: YKK has developed an in-house machine that can perform effective plating while reducing the usage for water, electricity, and chemicals. Thanks to FlexFix® (High performance durability snap fastener system) and AcroPlating®’s innovative technologies, the items will last longer without loss of performance.
Natulon® is a sustainable zipper due to the recycled tape made from PET bottles and other post-consumer materials using the latest technology. YKK produces both mechanically or chemically recycled tape within Natulon® range.
GreenRise® zipper is partially made with the by-product of sugar production which allows for a reduction in its petroleum usage and the associated C02 emissions.