Structure of Zipper
Zippers can be
divided into three major parts: the tape, elements and slider.
The slider joins or separates the elements when the zipper is
opened or closed. Various types of sliders are available depending on
The teeth, also known as elements, are the parts on each side of a
zipper that mesh, or engage, with each other when passed through the slider.
When the left and the right side teeth are engaged they are called chain.
The tape is manufactured exclusively for zippers. It is usually
made of polyester, but depending on use, synthetic fiber tape, vinyl tape and
cotton tape are also available.