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What is the Difference between Open End Zipper and Closed End Zipper?

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What is the Difference between Open End Zipper and Closed End Zipper?

We know that zippers are widely used in different fields especially in garment fields. It is one of the commonly used accessories for all types of clothes, bags, shoes, tents, and many other items. Generally speaking, there are two main types of zips according to its structure, which are open end zipper and closed end zipper. Then what is the difference between open end zipper and closed end zipper?

Usually, there is one simple way to differentiate them is that you may observe their bottom stops, because the difference between open zipper and closed zipper is their structures and scopes of application. Now let us take a look their structures and main scopes of application separately.

1. The structure is different.

Open zipper is a connecting piece that relies on continuously arranged chain teeth to merge or separate items. For open zipper, there is no back code at the lower end of the tooth chain and a locking piece is arranged. When the locking member is locked, it is equivalent to a closed zipper. Pull the zipper slider against the locking member to separate the locking member, and the chain belt can be separated.

For closed zipper, the back code is fixed and can only be pulled apart from the front code end. When the zipper is fully opened, the two chain straps cannot be separated by the back yard connection. If there are two sliders, which can be opened or closed from either end, it is double opening zipper, which can pull the two sliders against the lock to separate them, and then they can be fully opened. Of course, this kind of zip is best suitable for large bags, bedding, tents, etc., since it is easy to pull it opening or closing from either end by two sliders.

2. The scope of application is different.

Usually open zipper is best suitable for items that often need to be pulled apart. Now it is also widely used in bags, tents and clothing including coats, sweatshirts, jumpers, hoodies, jackets, cardigans, sweaters, jumpers, fleeces and many more. Compared with nylon zippers and resin zippers, open metal zippers are stronger and more expensive. While, closed zipper is often suitable for ordinary bags, regular wear such as dresses, jeans, skirts, trousers or pants, and some accessories like luggage, pockets, purses, handbags, sleeves, footwear and tents and so on. A fastener composed of two belts with a row of metal teeth or plastic teeth can be used to connect the edges of the opening such as clothes or bag openings, and a sliding member can pull the two rows of teeth into the interlocking position to close or open. It is often used for a chain attached to something to close or open. So, when you choose zippers, you should get to know what it is used for, and what structure you need, is it open end or close end? Here it is suggested that you consult the zipper manufacturers if you really don’t know which one you should choose.

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