Metal Zippers

YKK El Salvador has an assembly plant for making zippers to supply all Central American countries. We import from other YKK companies the raw material for these items: wire for chain and sliders, tape, and top and bottom stops for zippers.

YKK manufactures three different kinds of zippers, which are assembled in El Salvador: metal zippers, plastic zippers, and VISLON® zippers. YKK® zippers can be made of plastic coil (plastic zipper), POM resin (VISLON®), or with metal teeth (brass, antique brass, or aluminum). Our natural cotton or polyester tape can be dyed in different colors.

Our products have certifications such as OEKO-TEX®, ISO 9001:2008, and ISO 14001:2004 to ensure the quality of our products and services.

Metal Zippers

We have zippers with functionality to meet your every need: closed-end, zippers with double sliders, small size, large size, reversible, etc.

It is possible to purchase the chain and slider separately. Be sure to purchase the appropriate number of sliders for the given amount of chain in meters or yards. Metallic zippers are suitable for applications with thick fabric, such as leather items, jackets, jeans, bags, uniforms, and pants. The latest trend is to use metallic zippers in women´s clothing like dresses, skirts, or blouses.

YKK’s metal zippers can be made with the following types of metal teeth or chain:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Nickel

Each type of metal zipper is further classified based on size and chain type and by the type of function, such as closed-end, open-end and /or double sliding:

metallic zippers

3M: Elements from zipper number 3

Available In Classification
Golden Brass 3MGT
Antique Brass 3MGTKB
Antique Silver 3MGTH (We import this item from other YKK companies)
metallic zippers

4M: Elements from zipper number 4.5

Available In Classification
Aluminum 45YA
Brass 45YGR
Antique Brass 45YGRKB
metallic zippers

5R: Elements from zipper number 5

Available In Classification
Aluminum 5RA
Golden Brass 5RG
Antique Brass 5RGKB
Nickel Silver 5RN
Antique Silver 5RGTH (we import this item from other YKK companies)