YKK, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of zip fasteners and fastening products, associated with innovation and technologies, will present its collection electronically, in response to the ongoing worldwide pandemic. The format includes new features such as a THREE DIMENSIONAL and colour options sim, alongside virtual previews, plus online presentations.
In the middle of the YKK spring/summer 2022 collection is an offering associated with sustainable
options: Natulon®, AcroPlating® and Vislon® Nylon tackling the environmental footprint issue in a very cement manner.
We are designing components and manufacturing processes, not simply colours and shapes, ” explains Saki Uesugi through the Products Innovation Team, YKK Italia S. p. The. “While keeping the appearance acquainted, we are building various technology to realise them with a lot more sustainable materials and production methods. ”
As we know now, recycling where possible is neither simple neither cheap, and a zip is really a complicated accessory, made up of several elements that are difficult to individual. Furthermore, the zip by itself is not easily separated from the garment.
For easier recycling where possible YKK is now offering the mono-plastic material zipper, Vislon® Nylon: due to the almost completely polyamide structure, the squat can be easily recycled with the Nylon garment on which it really is sewn, without the need for previous removal.
AcroPlating® snaps plus buttons use a new plus exclusive YKK plating technologies. Studies in partnership with Peterson Tasks and Solutions has shown the “significant reduction in the environmental effect, ” compared with any standard plating. The environmental benefits along with AcroPlating® include the significant decrease in the use of chemical consumption, GHG emissions, sludge generation, heat energy and water make use of.
The AcroPlating® Take and Buttons are available in 6 different colour variations and therefore are suitable for all market sections, thanks to their strong resistance from corrosion and dry cleansing.
The Natulon® collection aims to reduce the use of petroleum-derived materials, emission of green house gases, and disposal associated with plastic waste by using reused polyester yarn for the video tape material.
Alongside Natulon® Ocean Sourced® and GreenRise® a plant-based zipper, these types of three options are all a part of YKK’s commitment to durability through facilitating the recuperation of materials and reduce the consumption of virgin raw materials in order to limit the use of precious assets.
The YKK spring/summer 2022 collection will be live on our own dedicated microsite, YKK-Europe-Collection. com from February 15, register with your email on the website to become notified as soon as the new selection is launched.