Installation Guide & Smart Use

Types of Installation

 

TIZIP® zippers can be incorporated into garments and other products using high-frequency welding or gluing. Sewing and sealing with special tape is also possible.

We would be happy to assist you at any time when it comes to the optimal technical integration of our TIZIP® zippers into your product.

High-frequency Welding
The incorporation of our zippers is best accomplished using high-frequency welding. Doing so creates a material bond that often proves to be more durable than other bonds (e.g. sewn or taped seams).

Weld quality is dependent on material compatibility, condition of welding equipment and set welding parameters. Extra zipper tape can be provided upon request, to develop welding parameters that meet product specifications and aesthetic. Failure to maintain welding equipment and welding parameters can lead to damage to both electrode and zipper.

TIZIP® would be happy to provide you with a suitable welding electrode for the incorporation of our TIZIP® zippers into your product.

Gluing
If you select a gluing procedure for the incorporation of our TIZIP® zippers, we request that you make sure to avoid getting any residual glue on the zipper teeth and sealing lips. Do not attempt to remove any such residue with abrasives or solvents. Moreover, please also refrain from roughening the zipper.

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Sewing
When incorporating our zippers, make sure that all of the seams are outfitted with sealing tape. Otherwise, it will not be possible to guarantee the specified TIZIP® sealing strength.

Minimum Slit Width

 

Make sure to maintain a minimum slit width no matter what method of incorporation you select. The slider needs a certain degree of play in order to ensure proper TIZIP® function.

Smart use of TIZIP® zippers

 

The following tips will help you get the best performance from your TIZIP®:

 

  • Move the slider slowly when opening or closing the zipper. Pulling at an angle can damage the zipper and reduce its waterproof performance.
  • Avoid overstretching (pulling the two sides of the zipper apart). This can damage the slider and destroy the area near the bottom end.
  • Folding or crushing the zipper may damage the zipper and reduce its waterproof performance.
  • When closing, make sure the slider is completely over the docking end. If it´s slightly open, the zipper will not be tight.