YKK USA

  • Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #3

    Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #3

    Have you ever wondered how YKK tests the quality of our zippers? We asked Greg Alexander, Quality Engineer, to explain how his department ensures the quality of our zippers and other products. ”...

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  • Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #2

    Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #2

    YKK produces 582 standard colors. About 10 million colors have been registered worldwide. Robin Barnhill, Dye Lab Manager, shared her insight into her department’s role in the overall production...

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  • Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #1

    Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #1

    As part of our National Zipper Day series, we are interviewing experts from our very own National Manufacturing Center in Macon, GA to shed some light on what it takes to create a zipper. Here at...

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  • Hundreds gather in Macon to celebrate Cherry Blossom season

    Hundreds gather in Macon to celebrate Cherry Blossom season

    A child smiles and stares in awe as the colorful floats parade in front of her. She waves hello and cheers loudly when she sees her mom waving back at her from YKK’s float. The excitement is...

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  • International Women’s Day Series 2018

    International Women’s Day Series 2018

    Throughout the month of March we shared a series of blogs, videos and posts highlighting the work and contributions of our female colleagues from our companies within North and Central America....

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  • Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

    Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

    YKK Corporation’s educational foundation, The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, is currently seeking Japanese nationals to participate in a 9-12 month paid internship at The Carter Center in...

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  • For decades, workwear has evolved to meet the changing needs of modern day workers

    For decades, workwear has evolved to meet the changing needs of modern day workers

    The development and improvement of workwear is closely related to technological advances that have taken place throughout the course of history.

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  • Media Coverage about YKK

    Zipper tricks and techniques Advanced tips and techniques for choosing and working with zippers in your projects. Providing an excellent end product is paramount to marine fabricators, and zippers...

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  • YKK North & Central America Group plant trees in honor of World Environment Day

    YKK North & Central America Group plant trees in honor of World Environment Day

    In 1972, World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly to raise global awareness concerning protecting nature and the planet Earth.  Every year on June 5th, YKK...

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  • Austrian footwear designer, Carolin Holzuber, exhibits in YKK Europe’s London Showroom

    Austrian footwear designer, Carolin Holzuber, exhibits in YKK Europe’s London Showroom

    We are sharing the following article from the YKK London Showroom from Anna Stefaniak with YKK Europe.   Carolin Holzuber , (UN) COVER exhibition     aniastefaniak Our new exhibition started this...

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  • YKK Introduces “The Craftsmanship of YKK,” a webpage designed to educate children about YKK’s zipper making technology

    YKK Introduces “The Craftsmanship of YKK,” a webpage designed to educate children about YKK’s zipper making technology

    Have you ever wondered how a zipper works?  Well, YKK has created a new web page called “The Craftsmanship of YKK,” which seeks to educate people, especially kids, about YKK’s zipper making...

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  • YKK Develops ECO-DYE®, a waterless dyeing technology for zippers

    YKK Develops ECO-DYE®, a waterless dyeing technology for zippers

    As a leading company in the manufacture of fastening products, YKK is concerned with protecting the world’s water resources and eliminating substance that are harmful to the environment.  To...

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  • YKK Congratulates Winners of the MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards

    YKK congratulates the following winners of the Marine Fabricator Association’s Fabrication Excellence Awards.  The Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in...

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  • Young Designer uses YKK® zippers in a unique way to design a leather clutch purse

    Young Designer uses YKK® zippers in a unique way to design a leather clutch purse

    by Beth Whelchel, YKK Corporation of America Bianca Chong is a fashion design student who won the YKK Fastening Award at the International Talent Support 2015 contest in Trieste, Italy. She won...

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  • The Industrial Fabrics Association Offers a Student Competition

    The Industrial Fabrics Association Offers a Student Competition

    For any students who are interested in a textile industry career, the IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) is having Student Design Competitions.  Students have until Monday, May...

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  • How to Maintain an Excellent Safety Culture

    How to Maintain an Excellent Safety Culture

    By Jerod Gandy, Safety Manager, Tape Craft Corporation, Oxford, Alabama Maintaining a Culture of Safety Awareness Has its Rewards At Tape Craft Corporation, the safety of our employees is very...

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  • FAQ: Removing Stains from Denim Garments

    FAQ: Removing Stains from Denim Garments

     How to Remove Stains from Denim Garments Removing stains from denim garments caused by metal dust particles from a zipper is easy.  Since the stains appear on the surface of the fabric, you can...

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  • Great Hunting Gear Requires Near Perfect Camo

    Great Hunting Gear Requires Near Perfect Camo

    by Tim Russell, Tape Craft Corporation, Oxford, Alabama At one time hunting wild game was a necessity for survival. Its roots run deep in both tradition and ancestry.  In fact hunting, fishing and...

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  • Welcome – John Smith, President, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.

    Welcome – John Smith, President, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.

    It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the new YKK North & Central America Group fastening website, www.ykknorthamerica.com, which has been designed to replace our current fastening...

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  • The YKK 80 Building Becomes the First Office Building in Japan to Obtain Top LEED-BD+C (Core and Shell) Certification (Platinum)

    The YKK 80 Building Becomes the First Office Building in Japan to Obtain Top LEED-BD+C (Core and Shell) Certification (Platinum)

    YKK Fudosan (Real Estate) Co., Ltd. (Head office: 1, Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) obtained top LEED-BD+C (Core and Shell) certification (Platinum) for its YKK80 Building. It was the first...

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