How to Determine the Zipper Type Correctly?
Zipper type (size) does not mean zipper type. Zipper Type - It means the zipper's tooth number and zipper number.
Many people confuse zipper type with zipper pattern or zipper number and zipper type.
It means zipper type; It means the material and construction of the zipper.
- Spiral zipper,
- Plastic Teeth Zipper,
- Bone Threaded Zipper,
- It means Metal Gear zipper and so on.
It means zipper model; It means naming with zipper shape, scheme, length, closed and open end or according to usage area.
- Open End zipper,
- Closed End zipper,
- One Way zipper,
- Duplex zipper,
- Hidden zipper,
- Long zipper briefly carries zipper meant for what purpose. For the zipper type, we tried to give you extensive information in our article.
The sign that starts with # on the zipper and the sign that starts with N also means the width of the zipper teeth at the same time, the Type. It is measured in millimeters or inches. The wider the width of the teeth, the stronger the clamping of the teeth. The bigger the Zipper Type (size), the harder the zipper is, and the fabric it can be sewn on, regardless of the type it is categorized, will be more durable or thicker.
Measuring the Zipper Type is pretty easy. Place the zipper you want to measure on a horizontal surface. Compress completely and measure the width of the thread from left to right using a ruler or tape. Measurement, 3, 4, 5, 7 etc. It should correspond to such numbers. For example, the thread width of a 3 # caliber zipper is about 3.1-3.5 millimeters. You can get more information about our Standard Zipper Type (Size) / Teeth Width Specifications Tables.
The wider the zipper width, the larger the measured number. This applies to all zipper types. Let's take an example of a zipper with metal teeth.
left to right: 3.5 #, 4 #, 5 #, 8 #, 10 #
In most cases, you should be able to evaluate the zipper indicator according to the number printed or embossed on the back of the sliders, because these numbers regularly represent the width of the teeth.
However, there may not be any number on the cursor (driver), and these numbers are likely to refer to something other than the correct zipper indicator, for example the number of dies from which the dies are poured. In either case, follow the above mentioned method for double check.