NA 020

DIN Standards Committee Hardware, Tinware and Metal Products


Slide fasteners (zips) - Specification


This document specifies performance levels and test methods for the following characteristics of slide fasteners made from interlocking components mounted on tapes: strengths of puller attachment, closed-end, top stop, open-end slide fastener box, reciprocating mechanism, closed slide fastener when extended laterally, open-end attachment when extended laterally, slider locking device, and open-end slide fastener single stringer slider retention and slider resistance to torque. NOTE The tests specified in Annexes B to K have been specifically devised to permit their direct application to finished slide fasteners with a view to giving the user reasonable assurance that a slide fastener conforming to the requirements of this standard can satisfactorily fulfil its intended purpose. Annex L gives information about sampling procedures for bulk quantities of slide fasteners. In addition, performance levels are also specified for colour fastness to washing, dry cleaning and water, and for dimensional stability to washing and dry cleaning. This document is applicable to slide fasteners for general use and is not applicable to slide fasteners for specialist purposes (for example: pressure sealed slide fasteners for diving suits).





Planned document number

DIN EN 16732

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 020-00-03 AA - Slide (zip)fasteners  

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 248/WG 35 - Slide (zip) fasteners  

previous edition(s)

Slide fasteners (zips) - Specification; German version EN 16732:2015

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