As the name 100% waterproof and airtight zipper suggests, the main feature of this zipper type is protecting from liquid and air leakage. You should notice the key difference when compared to the water repellent zipper, where there can still be air leakage.
To manufacture a 100% waterproof and airtight zipper, the key technology is the airtight and watertight teeth/elements and seal. So, we should also take proper care when installing the air/water tight zipper, as you will need to ensure the seal is installed properly to prevent leakage.
Different technologies can be used to manufacture air/water tight elements and seal. Nickel silver, polyester, and polyamide are just some of the examples. So, we can generally classify 100% waterproof and airtight zippers into two big groups: plastic or metal. The metal water/air tight zippers are more durable and affordable, while the plastic watertight and airtight zippers are more flexible and light duty.
The main application of 100% waterproof and airtight zipper is heavy-duty equipment requiring pressure and liquid resistance. However, it is just one of many applications of this zipper.
Below, we will discuss several popular applications for 100% waterproof and airtight zipper. This guide will help you decide whether an air/water tight zipper is the right choice for your current needs.
Protective & Heavy-Duty Clothing
For clothing equipment where both liquid and gas resistance are absolutely required, air/water tight zippers are the right choice to ensure safety while maintaining comfort and aesthetics.
Some common examples of applications in this category are:
- Anti-hazardous suit
- Diving suit
- Heat preservation suit
- Pressurized suit
- Radiation protection suit
- Reduced pressure suit
- Submarine escape suit
100% waterproof and airtight zippers are also popular within the military equipment industry, not only for clothing but also for machinery and other equipment.
Here are a few common examples:
- Aviation engine
- Chemicals clothing
- Explosives and missiles
- Inflatable simulation models
- Launch device
- Weapons and ammunition
Sports and Leisure Equipment
Many sports require liquid and air resistance to ensure comfort and performance. So, air/water tight zippers are obvious choices to achieve that goal. The application of air/water tight zippers in sports and leisure industry is not only limited to clothing, but also to other equipment.
Here are a few examples:
- Hot-air balloon
- Inflatable tents
- Life raft
- Outdoor survival gear
- Water bed
- Water-walk ball
We offer custom made high-quality 100% waterproof and airtight zipper products. Please contact our sales team for more information, so we can cater your exact needs before your purchase. We have also mentioned that you will need extra care in installing air/water tight zippers. Please contact our support team if you need assistance.