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FASTENING PRODUCTS

The Fastening Products Group does exactly what the name implies, producing, marketing and supplying fasteners. Our company began 80 years ago as a supplier of fastening solutions, and we have produced and marketed high quality coil, VISLON® and metal zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners (Quicklon®), fabric tapes and plastic products, snaps buttons, and more.

Comprehensive quality management and integrated production systems, the flexibility to provide a stable supply of what customers truly need, and consistently high product quality over the world, have won the unfailing trust of our treasured customers. The needs of those customers become more diversified every day, and we respond swiftly with the products they demand as well as the marketing, development, and production levels they have come to expect. As we strive to grow, we will never compromise and never sacrifice the quality of the products and services our customers count on us to provide.

World-Class Performance

As demonstrated by the tagline “Little Parts. Big Difference.”, YKK’s products are small parts but provide great value for each customer. That is the wish of the YKK Fastening Group. Therefore, YKK aims for “WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE” in terms of design, function, quality and consideration for the environment in the fastening products we provide.

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Quality Management

Many manufacturers are now producing in multiple locations around the world as the globalization of manufacturing continues to expand. Maintaining stable and constant quality has become one of the key concerns for many global manufacturers. In order to support these companies, YKK has set up YFS – YKK Fastening Standards to provide products of the same level of quality, wherever and whenever they are purchased. Each YKK production site conducts various quality tests and reports the results to Japan HQ on a regular basis in order to maintain and assure constant quality level.

YKK also abides by laws and regulations around the world concerning safety, environmental, and social issues to meet customer requests from various regions. We have been reinforcing our quality management system, and in some cases, have developed specific products to meet certain laws and regulations.

Production of YKK Zipper

Testing Methods

During the production of YKK fastening products, various tests are carried out in strict compliance to internationally accredited testing standards. YKK also sets its own quality standards to produce and provide consistent quality products.

Find out more about our testing methods here.

Sustainable Zippers

YKK has pushed to a higher level of environmental management by announcing the new YKK Group Environmental Vision 2050, “Towards a brighter future for nature and humanity,” in response to dire circumstances for environmental actions on a global scale. This Environmental Vision also defines the long-term direction for environmental initiatives for YKK Group. In recent years, YKK continues to develop sustainable products by producing different types of high quality, durable and sustainable YKK zippers from NATULON®, Organic Cotton and plant-based materials.

Click here to find out more about our Environmental Vision 2050.

NATULON®

NATULON® Product line is resource-conserving, recycling-oriented product made from PET bottles, old fiber and other polyester remnants. It is the result of double-layered development framework which utilizing chemical and material recycling.

The manufacturing process was carefully designed to minimize negative effects on the environment such as the consumption of energy, CO2 emission, the usage of crude oil and the production of industrial waste. An astute utilize of resources is crucial due to the prediction that numerous resources may run out in the future.

Organic Cotton

Organic cotton uses methods and materials that create a low impact on the environment. YKK has developed products which made from organic materials. For instance, fasteners made from organically grown cotton helps to decrease the use of synthetic chemical in agriculture. It’s important for YKK to produce earth-friendly products to harmonize human lifestyles incorporate with natural environment.

Plant-based zippers

Plant-based materials are a brand new innovative way of making our zippers. The innovation shares YKK’s commitment to the development of environmentally friendly products achieving at contributing to a sustainable society. In additions, a safe and secure plant-based material whose raw component is molasses is being used, a by-product within the fabricating of sugar.

“Quicklon®”, “VISLON®” and “NATULON®” are registered trademark of YKK CORPORATION in Japan and other countries/regions.