Zipper Types and Prices
There are four main types of zippers you will encounter:
- Coil ( Spiral ) Zipper,
- Plastic Zipper,
- Chunky Plastik Zipper
- Metal Zipper.
Spiral Zipper ( Coil Zipper)
Spiral zippers (Nylon Zipper, Polyester Zipper) are the most popular lightweight zipper type. Teeth are made of nylon or polyester sewn into the tape or fixed in a spiral. The method of construction is very flexible. Bobbin zipper sewing is easy and functional, making it an excellent choice for products produced in knitted fabrics or other delicate fabric types. The texture of the teeth is much thinner than plastic or metal zipper teeth, It can be a good choice in bag pockets - bag zipper, shoes - shoe zipper, aesthetic appearance in outerwear and closure function in pockets that you do not want to stand out.
Chunky Plastic Zippers
Plastic chunky zippers consist of plastic particles whose teeth are attached directly to the zipper tape as a mold. These types of zippers are usually made of very inexpensive materials making them the most cost-effective option. The shape of the teeth makes them a little tougher than their hidden zipper. Plastic toothed zippers are perfect for kids' clothing, tote-style bags, and more.
Metal zippers have metal teeth that engage the zipper tape. This makes them incredibly durable. It is perfect for heavy-duty coats, sports bags and leather products, and it is the most preferred zipper model for such product groups. Despite the durability and elegance that metal zippers add to your outfit, pay attention to the weight! They are much heavier than their nylon, polyester and plastic counterparts. Another thing to be careful of is that it tends to "stick" a little more than others. That is, the slider does not move the teeth up and down as smoothly as the other two, especially when compared to the spiral zipper.
Coil Zippers - Hidden Zippers - Invisible Zippers
Hidden zippers are a little different from the rest. The teeth of the invisible zipper are on the back of the zipper. It means that once the zipper is sewn to your product, the zipper itself should not be visible from the right side. These are commonly used in formal wear and many styles of dress.