DIN Standards Committee Hardware, Tinware and Metal Products
DIN EN 16732
Slide fasteners (zips) - Specification; German version EN 16732:2015
Reißverschlüsse - Spezifikation; Deutsche Fassung EN 16732:2015
DIN EN 16732 is the first European standard for slide fasteners. It defines requirements 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. 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. The responsible committee is NA 020-00-03 AA "Reissverschlüsse" ("Slide (zip) fasteners") at DIN.