By: Collin Barnwell
Zipper chain is one of the most common textile products on the market and can be found on everything from boat cushions to gym bags. While the design is simple, the possibilities of zippers are endless.
Finding the Right Zipper Style
Zippers, also called zipper chain, are widely available in five different styles:
Coil zippers are the most popular and widely versatile of the above zipper styles due to their flexibility and availability in numerous sizes. Coil zippers are also lightweight, heat resistant, rust proof, and UV resistant; making them the perfect fastener for outdoor products.
Finding the Right Coil Zipper Size
Zipper chain is sold with a designated number, referring to the width of the zipper teeth in millimeters. The most common zipper and slide width is #4 (4mm) and #5 (5mm). DirecTex stocks coil zipper chain with sizes of #5, #8, and #10.
As shown in the above diagram, the width of zipper chain is measured by the outermost edge of the teeth. This is a handy reference if you are trying to match or recreate an existing zipper chain.
Standard vs Enamel Coated Coil Zipper
DirecTex offers a wide selection of zipper coil chain; starting with an industry standard Coil Zipper Chain: CC. Our standard coil zipper chain is stocked in black or special brown and is available in zipper size #5, #8, and #10. Minimum order yardage begins at 150 yards. Perfect for use in luggage, athletic bags, and outdoor applications.
Needing colored zipper for promotional products or colored bags? DirecTex's Enamel Coated Coil Zipper: CCT is the perfect pairing for your advertising specialty products. Stocked colors included White, Natural, Black, Navy, Royal Blue, Purple, Maroon, Red, and Foliage Green. Enamel coated zipper coil is stocked in #5 zipper size.
Looking for more information on our selection of zipper chain? Contact our DirecTex Customer Service.