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YKK's GreenRise zipper awarded 2019 Good Design Best 100

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Oct '19
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YKK’s GreenRise zipper has received the '2019 Good Design Best 100' award from Japan Design Promotion Association, recognising its attitude towards eco-friendly product development and influence on subsidiary materials industry. GreenRise will be exhibited at the 'Good Design Exhibition 2019' to be held from October 31 - November 4, 2019 at Tokyo Midtown.

The 'Good Design Best 100' recipients are chosen from among all Good Design Award recipients based on overall product excellence in terms of aesthetics, proposals, and possibilities.

GreenRise reduces fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the product cycle by replacing polyester, which is derived from conventional fossil fuels and is the main material used in zippers, with plant-derived polyester made from sugarcane molasses, a by-product generated during the sugar production process.

From backpack manufacturers to skyscraper builders, users of YKK’s two great brands - YKK Fastening Products and YKK AP Architectural Products – benefit from YKK’s network of 108 companies operating in 72 countries and regions. Since the company’s founding in Tokyo in 1934, YKK has continuously set industry standards for quality, service, value and innovation in the production of fastening products such as zippers, hook & loop fasteners, plastic buckles and notions, webbing, and snaps & buttons, and architectural products such as storefronts, curtain walls, entrances, sun controls, windows and doors.

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