1. Zipper structure
The zipper has the following parts
A slider is the movable part of a zipper that disengages or interlocks two sets of elements (stringers) to form a chain. Depending on the application, various types of sliders can be used.
Elements are the sections on each side of the zipper that disengage or interlock with each other when passing through the slider. Elements can be teeth, scoops and coils
The narrow width material to which the component is to be attached. The durability of the tape is a major factor affecting the performance of the zipper. Tape can be cotton, synthetic or fiber odorless.
The zipper chain consists of two interlocking element stringers that lock and unlock as the slider moves.
The design of the top and bottom of the chain or stringer prevents the slider from leaving the chain.
A handle or part attached to a slider, used to move it. They may be small, large, round, plain weave with the zipper manufacturer’s logo.