YKK has long lower CO2 emissions compared to zippers made from virgin material,
NATULON® Mechanically Recycled are made from recycled materials such as PET bottles using Mechanical Recycling technologies. The yarn used in the tape of NATULON® Mechanically Recycled zipper is made from more than 99% post-consumer recycled material.
Using SOFIX® NATULON® can help reduce the environmental impact of plastic bottles. For example, 10,000 SOFIX® NATULON® of 20 cm length end up recycling 2,910 plastic bottles (29 g/bottle). The yarn used in the tape of SOFIX® NATULON® mechanically recycled fasteners is made from 97% post-consumer recycled material.