YKK® sustainable zipper: GreenRise®

February 2, 2021

Since the development of the NATULON® zipper, the YKK Group has been actively developing sustainability-conscious products around the world to achieve its Environmental Vision 2050. GreenRise® is a zipper developed at the Kurobe Plant in Japan, using plant-derived polyester resin as the main material. By replacing the polyester used in the zipper with plant-derived polyester, the product reduces the use of fossil fuels and CO2 emissions in the product cycle. In addition, the plant-derived polyester used is derived from waste molasses, a by-product of the sugar production process, leading to the effective use of resources. - (*)30% plant-derived PET is used.

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