John Howard Company carries a variety of zipper chain in both molded and coil for use in many industries, including apparel, luggage, sporting goods, camping equipment and more.

Molded Plastic

Individual pieces of molded plastic teeth set onto zipper tape at precise intervals. Typically used in marine applications, jackets, backpacks and sleeping bags.

Size: #5, #8, #10
Color: Black, White
Put-Up: #5 – 250 Yards/roll
#8 – 200 Yards/roll
#10 – 100 Yards/roll
Nylon Coil

Nylon zippers with teeth of extruded plastic sewn onto the zipper tape. Very flexible and available in a variety of sizes (gauges).

Size: #3, #5, #8, #10
Color: Black, White
Put-Up: #3 – 450 Yards/spool
  #5 – 250 Yards/spool
  #8 – 200 Yards/spool
  #10 -150 Yards/spool

Zipper Sliders

Non-Locking Sliders

Non-locking sliders are manufactured without a locking pin therefore the pull tab does not lock at any position. Best used on those applications where there is no, or minimal crosswise tension against the zipper chain.

Available in #3, #5, #8 & #10
Other colors available, minimums may apply equipment and more.

 For Molded Chain


Molded Non-Locking Sliders
For Nylon Coil


Nylon Coil Non-Locking Sliders

Locking Sliders

Locking sliders are manufactured with a small pin between the teeth on the zipper chain. This locking pin prevents the slider from moving down the zipper chain and opening the zipper until the slider tab is pulled.

Available in #3, #5, #8 & #10

 For Molded Chain


Molded Autolock Sliders


Molded Non-Locking Double Pull Sliders
For Nylon Coil


Nylon Coil Autolocking Sliders
  • Other styles and finishes available including Reverse, Nickel Plated, Brass, etc.
  • Custom orders welcome
  • Contact a sales representative for more information