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  • Ostring 33
  • 63533 Mainhausen
  • Germany

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YKK is the world´s leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of quality fastening products, especially zipper. But the name of YKK stands not only for zipper. We offer you excellent technical and fashionable fastening systems from metal, plastic, hook and loop fasteners, textile and plastic products (webbing, cords, cord ends, cord stopper, buckle).

YKK has grown phenomenally since our beginnings in 1934, and can now be found operating with over than 39.000 employees in over 70 countries around the world.

Our vertically integrated system ensures that, wherever possible, we are involved throughout the entire manufacturing process from raw materials to finished products. In addition, we design our own machinery which allows us to control every stage of the manufacturing process.YKKalso has a responsibility to stay one step ahead of an industry driven by trends and styles. We think carefully about our customer´s needs and challenges and react quickly and efficiently. We also partner with our customers, continuously inventing new fastening products with unmatched precision to meet their individual needs.

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YKK produces a vast range of zippers suitable for every application from the world´s flattest zipper for high fashion to waterproof and airtight zipper for survival applications. Whatever your needs, YKK can supply the fastening solution. Basically there are three different types of zippers: metal zipper, coil zipper and Vislon® zipper made from Polyacetal resin which is injection moulded onto tape. All zippers are available in different features, sizes, functions, materials, in 578 standard colours plus special colours.

Since 1993 our fasteners are specialized in suitable DIN norms. YKK develops and manufactures worldwide over 2 mill. kilometres of zipper each year. With this annual amount of output it can be wrapped around the earth about 50 times.

Hook & Loop

Cosmolon® is YKK's most popular brand of Hook & Loop Fastening System. Cosmolon® is available in widths starting from 10mm in a range of colours. Special colours and features can be made upon request. A very versatile and simple closure with a vast range of applications from clothing and accessories to industrial, automotive and aerospace.

Textile Products

YKK supplies a variety of tapes and cords for sports, luggage and clothing, and other industrial applications. The range of textile products includes standard and elastic tapes and cords and many kinds of compounded products like plastic on tape. We deliver tapes and cords in a variety of colours and widths. YKK is a complete 'one stop shop' for all your fastening and trimming needs.

Plastic Products

YKK offers a range of performance plastic components which are designed to suit a diverse range of applications and industries. The YKK seal of quality is extended to all products within this range. Technical attention is paid to every item from initial concept, right through to the finished end product. Our innovative design, coupled with optimum performance, ensures that YKK ultimately offers the best fastening solutions for any individual or industry


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YKK DEUTSCHLAND GmbH Ostring 33 63533 Mainhausen Germany +49 6182/8050 ykk@ykk.de


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YKK DEUTSCHLAND GmbH Ostring 33 63533 Mainhausen Germany +49 6182/8050 ykk@ykk.de



YKK, a world famous brand for fastening products, is also offering to the market a wide range of...

YKK DEUTSCHLAND GmbH Ostring 33 63533 Mainhausen Germany +49 6182/8050 ykk@ykk.de

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Techtextil 2015

04.05.2015 - 07.05.2015 Hall: 3.1 Stand: G 72