Zippers majorly comprise a slider, tape, teeth elements, bottom/top stoppers, etc. For separating zippers, they may have insert pins either on the right or on the left side.
It is the side of the insert pin that decides whether the end-user should insert the pin on the left side into the box on the right side or vice versa. Some people think such kind of difference is decided by whether the separating zipper is used for men's wear or women's wear; however it is not true.
As a matter of fact, location of the side of the insert pin is decided by the target market the particular garment is made for. Customers from Asia and Europe are more used to right-sided insert pins while the ones from South America prefer left-sided insert pins. Therefore, the location of the insert pin is decided accordingly.
SBS Zipper provides separating zipper in a wide array of designs, including both left and right-sided insert pins. Below are some of the essential factors to look for while choosing zippers if you are one of the garment manufacturers.
1. Check whether you need separating/non-separating zippers
If you are manufacturing jackets or sweatshirts, then you need separating zippers. You would get separating zippers with right-sided insert pins, unless otherwise specified. You can also get separating zippers with left-sided insert pins when specified.
2. Check the target market of your products
If you are considering the US market, then you would need separating zippers with left-sided insert pins. If you are considering the Asia and Europe markets, then you would need separating zippers with right-sided insert pins.
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