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YKK Congratulates Winners of the MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards
17 Apr 2017
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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 Marine Fabrication, and two different awards are given out including an Award of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement.  YKK was really excited to have our products used in these innovative marine designs. […]

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Young Designer uses YKK® zippers in a unique way to design a leather clutch purse
04 Apr 2017
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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 this award for her clever use of YKK’s VISLON® flat zipper with a mirror-like finish in designing a leather clutch purse. Here is […]

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The Industrial Fabrics Association Offers a Student Competition
20 Mar 2017
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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 15, 2017 to submit projects for this competition.  Each project must use textiles as a major component, and any project completed within the last year is eligible. The […]

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Denim is coming back as athleisure wear plateaus
14 Mar 2017
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[View the story “Athleisure wear sales are slowing as denim sales pick up.” on Storify]

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Durable Luggage Contains Quality Zippers
06 Mar 2017
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[View the story “How does the quality of a zipper affect your luggage overall?” on Storify]

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How to Maintain an Excellent Safety Culture
21 Feb 2017
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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 important to us.  Tape Craft’s management and employees work tirelessly to maintain a culture of safety awareness and looking out for each other!  Having an excellent safety […]

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FAQ: Removing Stains from Denim Garments
07 Feb 2017
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 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 simply wash the garment with an organic solvent. The Causes of Stains on Denim Garments These stains are caused by manufacturers stone […]

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YKK, Mad Water Debut ‘Made in USA’ Waterproof Zippers
24 Jan 2017
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[View the story “YKK, Mad Water Debut ‘Made in USA’ Waterproof Zippers” on Storify]

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Great Hunting Gear Requires Near Perfect Camo
10 Jan 2017
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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 even gardening are considered fun activities for a great number of people. These activities that people do for fun now have their […]

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Design for a difference
20 Dec 2016
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[View the story “Design for Difference” on Storify]

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Welcome – John Smith, President, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.
09 Aug 2016
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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 websites within the North and Central America region.  With this new website, we hope to demonstrate our Cycle of Goodness philosophy which states, “No one prospers […]

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YKK releases new animated short “Fastening Days 2”
02 Aug 2016
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YKK has released the second episode in our video series “Fastening Days.” This is the sequel to our first animated film, which was released in Oct 2014. Please check it out!

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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)
29 May 2016
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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 such certification for a new office building in Japan. In LEED* certification, the site, water efficiency, materials, indoor environment and energy are among the areas that […]

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