Global Zippers Industry

Global Zippers Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Zippers in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 87 companies including many key and niche players such as -

CMZ Zipper (Wuxi) Co., Ltd.
Coats Plc.
EMR Fermuar Tekstil ve Aksesuar
Fujian SBS Zipper Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
Giovanni Lanfranchi S.p.A.



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead II-2
Competition in the Global Zipper Market II-3
YKK: An Undisputed Market Leader Worldwide II-4

2. MARKET DRIVERS, TRENDS AND ISSUES II-5
Developing and Underdeveloped Nations: Strong Growth Markets II-5
Table 1: Global Zippers Market - Geographic Regions Ranked by
CAGR for 2014-2020: Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Rest of
World, Europe, US, Canada and Japan (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: Middle-Class Consumer Spending Across Developed and
Developing Regions (2013 & 2030F): Percentage Breakdown by
Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
China & India Offers Significant Growth Opportunities II-6
Table 3: Percentage Share of Total Population for Key
Regions by Age Group: 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7
Technology Advancements: Spearheading Growth II-8
Plastic Zippers Replace Metal Zippers II-8
All Eyes on the ‘Waterproof' Zipper II-9
Stylish Zipper Pullers in Great Demand II-9
Few Recent ‘Zipper' Innovations II-10
Specialty Zippers: A Niche Category II-11
Exposed Metal Zipper: The Latest Fashion Trend II-12
Flourishing Branded Apparel Industry Bodes Well for the Zipper
Market II-13
Growing Girl's and Women's Clothing Market: A Business Case
for Zippers II-14
Table 4: World Women's and Girls' Clothing Market (2014 &
2018): Annual Sales by Geographic Region for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
Latin America and Rest of World in US$ Million (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Increase in Soft Luggage Demand Promises Bright Prospects for
Zippers II-15
Table 5: World Luggage Market (2014 & 2018): Annual Sales by
Geographic Region for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America in US$
Million (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Rising Footwear Sales Strengthens Market Prospects II-17
Opportunity Indicators II-18
Table 6: World Footwear Market (2014 & 2020): Annual Sales
by Geographic Region for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and
Latin America in US$ Million (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-18
Sewing as a Stress Buster Activity Bodes Well for Zippers II-19
Online Marketing and Online Sales Increases Market Competition II-19

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-20
Zipper - An Introduction II-20
Parts of a Zipper II-20
Elements II-20
Slider II-20
Tape II-20
History - The Evolution of Zipper II-20
Zippers Timeline II-21
Types of Zippers II-22
Select Zipper Types and their Applications II-22
Coil Zippers II-22
Polyester/Nylon Zippers II-22
Metallic Zippers II-23
Invisible Zippers II-23
Plastic-molded Zippers II-23
Slide Zippers II-23
Closed-ended Zippers II-23
Open-ended Zippers II-23
Comparison of Parts between Open-End and Closed-End Zippers II-24
Zipper Sizes II-24
Table 7: Select Metal Zipper Sizes with Thickness (in mm) and
Width (in mm) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 8: Select CFC Zipper Sizes with Thickness (in mm) and
Width (in mm) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 9: Select Plastic Zipper Sizes with Thickness (in mm)
and Width (in mm) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25
Measurement of a Zipper II-25
Standard Methods to Measure Dimensions, Top Tape Extension
Dimensions, and Bottom Tape Extension Dimensions of a Zipper II-25
Sliders II-26
Description of Slider Locking Systems II-26
Select Standard Sliders and Locking Systems II-26
Slider Positioning II-26
Slider Positioning and Regional Usage by Gender II-26
Zipper Manufacturing II-27
Stringers for Metallic Zippers II-27
Stringers for Plastic Zippers II-27
Preparation of Finished Zippers II-28
Quality Testing II-28
Select ASTM Standards for Zippers II-29
BS 3084:2006 Specification for Testing of Slide Fasteners II-29
Precautions in Zippers Usage II-29
Damage to Elements II-29
Forcible Opening or Closure of a Slider II-30
Precautions during Wearing or Removal of Clothes II-30
Slider Catching the Cloth or Thread II-30
Cleaning Precautions II-30
Suitable Heat for Ironing II-30

4. PRODUCT LAUNCHES II-31
ELPLAST Launches Innovative EL-ZIP Triple Zipper® II-31
Presto Products to Unveil Child-Resistant Closure Technology II-31
YKK Launches Excella Curve Zipper II-31
Elplast Unveils EL-ZIP Colour® Zippers II-31
ELPLAST Launches EL-ZIP Colour Resealable Zippers II-31
Coats Unveils Opti M HB Zips II-31
Coats Unveils Opti S Cutwork Zips II-31
Coats Launches Coats Opti M Ultra Zipper II-32
Coats Introduces Opti Total Plastic Zipper for Outdoor Equipment II-32
Coats Unveils Insectiban Anti-Bed Bug Sewing Thread and Zipper II-32
Under Armour Launches One-Handed Magnetic Zipper Magzip II-32
YKK Corporation Launches Ultra Light Zipper II-32
YKK and Swarovski Unveil the Jeweled Zip II-32

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-33
BTK Inks Agreement with YKK II-33

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-34
CMZ Zipper (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. (China) II-34
Coats Plc. (UK) II-34
EMR Fermuar Tekstil ve Aksesuar (Turkey) II-35
Fujian SBS Zipper Science & Technology Co., Ltd (China) II-35
Giovanni Lanfranchi S.p.A. (Italy) II-35
Hang Sang Zipper Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong) II-36
IDEAL Fastener Corporation (US) II-36
IDEAL Fasteners India Pvt. Ltd (India) II-36
Jinjiang Fuxing Zipper Co. Ltd. (China) II-37
KCC Zipper Group (Taiwan) II-37
Max Zipper Co., Ltd (Taiwan) II-37
Olympic Zippers Ltd. (India) II-37
Sea-Cheng Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) II-38
Talon International, Inc. (US) II-38
Tex Corp Limited (India) II-38
YKK Group (Japan) II-39
YKK Fastening Products Group (Japan) II-39
ZIP Industries Limited (India) II-39

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-40
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 11: World Historic Review for Zippers by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 12: World 14-Year Perspective for Zippers by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Growing Demand for Travel Luggage Bodes Well for the US
Zipper Market III-1
Hobby Dressmakers: A Hitherto Overlooked Consumer Cluster III-1
US Apparel Market Overview III-2
Table 13: US Apparel Market by Gender (2013): Percentage
Breakdown by Value Sales for Women, Men and Children
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Product Launches III-3
Key Players III-3
B.Market Analytics III-4
Table 14: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 15: US Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

2. CANADA III-6
A.Market Analysis III-6
Outlook III-6
Canadian Apparel Market: A Macro Perspective III-6
Table 16: Canadian Clothing and Accessories Market (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Category for Women,
Men and Juvenile (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
B.Market Analytics III-7
Table 17: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 18: Canadian Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

3. JAPAN III-9
A.Market Analysis III-9
Outlook III-9
Apparel Market Overview in Japan III-9
Table 19: Japanese Apparel Market by Gender (2013):
Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for Women, Men and
Children (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Product Launches III-10
Key Players III-10
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 20: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 21: Japanese Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

4. EUROPE III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Outlook III-13
European Clothing Market to Gradually Rebound III-13
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 22: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Zippers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 23: European Historic Review for Zippers by Geographic
Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest
of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 24: European 14-Year Perspective for Zippers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets for Years 2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

4a. France III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Outlook III-17
French Apparel Market Overview III-17
Table 25: French Apparel Market (Outerwear) Market by
Gender (2013): Percentage Breakdown by Value Sales for
Women, Men and Children (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17
B.Market Analytics III-18
Table 26: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 27: French Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4b. Germany III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Outlook III-20
A Booming Premium Luggage Market to Drive Growth III-20
German Clothing/Apparel Market Overview III-20
Product Launch III-21
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 28: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 29: German Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

4c. Italy III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Outlook III-23
Giovanni Lanfranchi S.P.A. - A Key Regional Player III-23
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 30: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 31: Italian Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

4d. The United Kingdom III-25
A.Market Analysis III-25
Outlook III-25
The UK Clothing Market III-25
Table 32: UK Clothing & Footwear Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26
Product Launches III-26
Coats PLC. - A Leading Global Player III-27
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 33: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 34: UK Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4e. Spain III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Outlook III-30
Cremalleras Rubi, S.A. - A Key Regional Player III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 35: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 36: Spanish Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

4f. Russia III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Outlook III-33
Russian Clothing Market Overview III-33
Strategic Corporate Development III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 37: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 38: Russian Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4g. Rest of Europe III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Outlook III-36
Product Launch III-36
EMR Fermuar Tekstil VE Aksesuar (Turkey) - A Key Player III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 39: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 40: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Zippers
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Outlook III-39
Developing Asian Countries Offer Strong Growth Opportunities III-39
Table 41: Ten Largest Populated Countries in Asia-Pacific
(2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39
Asian Apparel Market Overview III-40
China III-40
Table 42: Apparel Market in China (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Value Sales by Segment (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 43: Per Capita Expenditure on Clothing in China by
Select Regions in Yuan for 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41
India III-42
Table 44: Indian Apparel Market by Gender (2013):
Percentage Breakdown bCValue Sales for Men, Women and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 45: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Zippers by Geographic Region - China, India and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 46: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Zippers by
Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 47: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Zippers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years
2007, 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

5a. China III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Outlook III-46
China: A Major Zipper Manufacturer and Consumer III-46
Major Zipper Manufacturers III-46
Market Issues III-47
Zipper Industry under Pressure III-47
Small Businesses Catering to Low-end Market III-47
Rising Production Costs III-47
Recycling - Measure to Counter Rising Production Cost III-47
Measures to Revitalize Chinese Zipper Industry III-47
Necessity to Change Business Model III-47
Refurbishment of Industrial Supply Chain III-48
Up-gradation of Machinery III-48
Stringent Quality Measures III-48
Quality Initiatives of Select Players III-48
Export Scenario III-49
Large Players Move-up Value Chain for Exports III-49
Product Trends III-49
Color Trends III-49
Design Trends III-49
Safety Trends III-50
Functionality Trends III-50
Technology Trends III-50
Key Players III-50
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 48: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 49: Chinese Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

5b. India III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Outlook III-54
A Review of the Indian Zipper Market III-54
Table 50: Indian Zip Fasteners Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by Application -
Domestic Garments, Luggage, Export Garments and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 51: Consumption Norms of Zippers in India by
Application III-54
Burgeoning Branded and Designer Apparel Sales Fuel Zipper
Demand III-55
Key Players III-55
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 52: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million
for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 53: Indian Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through
2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

5c. Rest of Asia-Pacific III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Outlook III-59
Focus on Select Regional Markets III-59
Taiwan: A Major Manufacturer of Zippers III-59
Korea: Apparel Consumption Witnessing a Paradigm Shift III-59
Indonesia: Apparel Market Boasts Ample Headroom for Growth III-59
Key Players III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 54: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 55: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Zippers
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

6. LATIN AMERICA III-63
Market Analysis III-63
Table 56: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Zippers by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest
of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 57: Latin American Historic Review for Zippers by
Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 58: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Zippers by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2007,
2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

6a. Brazil III-66
Market Analysis III-66
Table 59: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 60: Brazilian Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

6b. Rest of Latin America III-68
A.Market Analysis III-68
Outlook III-68
Product Launch III-68
B.Market Analytics III-68
Table 61: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current &
Future Analysis for Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 62: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Zippers
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

7. REST OF WORLD III-70
Market Analysis III-70
Table 63: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Zippers Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 64: Rest of World Historic Review for Zippers Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007
through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 87 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 101)

The United States (6)
Japan (2)
Europe (48)
- France (2)
- Germany (3)
- The United Kingdom (4)
- Italy (9)
- Spain (3)
- Rest of Europe (27)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (43)
Middle East (2)

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