Zipper Market Global Research Report - Forecast till 2032

Zipper Market Research Report Information By Product Type (Close-End {Conventional Zipper, and Invisible Zipper}, and Open-End), By Material Type (Metal, Coil, Plastic, and Others), By Function (Standard, and Multifunctional {Reflective Zipper, Water Repellent, Sustainable, and Heat Resistant}), By End Use (Apparel, Sporting Goods, Bags, Luggage, Camping Gear, and Others) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CR/1978-CR | 178 Pages | Author: Sakshi Gupta | March 2023         

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Global Zipper Market Overview


The zipper market size was valued at USD 13.9 Billion in 2022. The zipper industry is projected to grow from USD 14.97 Billion in 2023 to USD 27.23 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.76% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The increase in spending on branded and fashionable apparel, the rise in the travel and tourism sector, and the high utilization of footwear products are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Zipper Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Zipper Market Trends



  • The growing textile industry is driving the market growth


The market CAGR for zippers is being driven by the growing textile industry. The usage of zippers in the textile industry is growing for various garments, such as for the temporary joining of two edges of the fabric for clothes including jeans, skirts, jackets, shirts, dresses, trousers, hoodies, sweatshirts, cardigans, coats, sweaters, jumpers, fleeces, and many more, is set to propel its market growth. For instance, according to IBEF, India is the world's second-largest textiles and apparel manufacturer. Additionally, the recent government strategies adopted to strengthen the textiles sector are also fueling its market growth. For instance, in September 2022, the government authorized a production-linked incentive scheme for the textile industry worth USD 1.44 billion. The schedule's incentives will be available for five years, from 2025-2026 to 2029-2030, established on the additional turnover that came between 2024-2025 and 2028-2029. The program aims to promote MMF (manmade fiber) clothing, MMF fabrics, and ten categories of technological textile items.


Additionally, growing demand for the coil zipper owing to the growing consumption of its products, including sporting goods and camping gear, luggage and bags, among others. The increasing population ly and the increase in the trend of traveling, which has expanded the demand for garments, luggage, and bags, are boosting the demand for the market. The increasing disposable income and an expansion in the utilization of lifestyle products are the prominent factors expected to propel the market's growth over the forecast period.


The rising awareness and demand for sustainable and eco-friendly fashion have influenced the zipper market. Consumers are seeking products made with environmentally friendly materials, including zippers. This has driven the development and adoption of sustainable zipper options, such as recycled materials or organic alternatives. Moreover, Technological advancements in zipper manufacturing have improved zipper quality, efficiency, and versatility. Innovations such as invisible, waterproof, and self-repairing zippers have expanded their applications and increased market demand.


Moreover, the growing fashion industry, increasing apparel manufacturing, rising disposable incomes, technological advancements in zipper manufacturing, the growth of e-commerce, the awareness of sustainable fashion, the expansion of the bags and luggage industry, and ization. These drivers fuel the demand for zippers, which are essential components in clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories. The market is influenced by evolving consumer preferences, demand for functionality and aesthetics, and the need for high-quality, durable, and innovative zipper products driving the zipper market revenue.


Zipper Market Segment Insights


Zipper Product Type Insights


The zipper market segmentation, based on product type, includes close-end {conventional zipper, invisible zipper}, and open-end. The close-end segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue (5.24 billion). In developing economies, category growth is driven by growing demand for functional, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing zippers in clothing. However, open-end is the fastest-growing category owing to the growth of outdoor and sports activities.


Zipper Material Type Insights


The zipper market segmentation, based on material type, includes metal, coil, plastic, and others. The metal category generated the most income (70.4%) as they are highly invulnerable to wear and tear, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications such as jeans, leather jackets, and work wear. However, plastic is the fastest-growing category, as plastic zippers are highly resistant to corrosion and moisture.


Zipper Material Function Insights


The zipper market segmentation, based on material function, includes standard and multifunctional {reflective zippers, water repellent, sustainable, and heat resistant}. The standard category generated the most income due to its cost-effectiveness. However, multifunctional is the fastest-growing category due to the development of new materials, manufacturing techniques, and advancements in smart textiles.


Figure 1: Zipper Market, by Function, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Zipper Market, by Function, 2022 & 2032


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Zipper Material Type Insights


The zipper market segmentation, based on material type, includes apparel, sporting goods, bags, luggage, camping gear, and others. The apparel category generated the most income due to the growing demand for zippers from the apparel and fashion industries. However, camping gear is the fastest-growing category due to the growing desire to explore new destinations and engage in camping activities.


Zipper Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American zipper market will dominate owing to product innovation and technological advancements. Manufacturers continuously innovate and improve zipper products to enhance their functionality, durability, and convenience will boost the market growth in this region. Further, the US zipper market held the largest market share, and the Canadian zipper market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: ZIPPER MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


ZIPPER MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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Europe's zipper market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the increasing awareness of environmental sustainability and eco-friendly practices adopted in this region. Further, the German zipper market held the largest market share, and the UK zipper market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific zipper market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032 as consumers increasingly seek unique and innovative products that offer added functionalities and convenience in this region. Moreover, China’s zipper market held the largest market share, and the Indian zipper market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Zipper Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the zipper market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the zipper industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the zipper industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. Major players in the zipper market, including YKK Corporation, Fujian SBS Zipper Science & Technology Co.Ltd., Ningbo MH Industry Co., Ltd, Reynolds Consumer Products Inc, SVP Packing Industry Private Limited, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The YKK Group is a Japanese group of manufacturing companies. They are the world's largest zipper manufacturer. YKK Corporation develops and manufactures fastener products. The company produces zippers, hook and loop fasteners, fabric tapes, snaps, and buttons. YKK also operates architectural products manufacturing, machinery and engineering development and other businesses. In June 2019, YKK launched new sustainable products to reduce carbon emissions, toxic chemicals and water usage. The products included in its latest collection are made using the remains of polyester and other fibers and PET bottles. The company claims that making 10,000 Natulon zippers recycles about 3,600 plastic bottles (29g/bottles). All these recycled zippers meet Bluesign certification standards.


SBS, also known as SBS Zipper, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of zippers and related fastening products. Established in 1984, SBS has become one of the zipper industry's most trusted and respected names. SBS Zipper's commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction has earned it a strong reputation in the zipper industry. With its extensive product range, presence, and dedication to sustainability, SBS continues to be a trusted choice for zippers and fastening solutions worldwide. In May 2021, SBS launched a light-varying puller series in three styles. They are distinguished into string pullers, weave tape pullers and plastic-covered pullers. All of them relate to the variability of ultraviolet. The making material of pullers has added a substance that is sensitive to light and makes a color change response to the light. Therefore, the higher the UV index, the more the color-changing effect of the puller. The UV index is the key to the color changes of the puller.


Key Companies in the Zipper market include



  • YKK Corporation (Japan)

  • Riri SA (Switzerland)

  • YBS Zipper Group (South Korea)

  • Kao Shing Zipper Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)

  • Ideal Fastener Corporation (US)

  • Coats Opti (Germany)

  • Salmi Oy (Finland)

  • Max Zipper Co., LTD (Taiwan),

  • Triple Power (Fujian) Zipper Co., Ltd. (China)

  • HHH Zipper (South Korea)

  • Keen Ching Industrial Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)

  • Sancris Linhas e Fios Ltd. (Brazil)

  • Valiant Industrial Co., Limited (Taiwan)

  • UCAN Zipper USA (US)

  • Fujian SBS Zipper Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (China)

  • Jinjiang Fuxing Zipper Co. LTD (China)

  • YCC Zippers (China)

  • WeiXing Co., Ltd (China)

  • Wenzhou Great Wall Zipper Group Co., Ltd (China)


Zipper Industry Developments


June 2019: YKK Group has announced the launch of click-Trak, a zipper that makes opening and closing operations easier by replacing the insert pin with a snap button that you press together when closing the zipper. The open parts automatically spin and engage when overlaid and can be easily closed by pushing them together like a button.


Zipper Market Segmentation


Zipper Product Type Outlook



  • Close-End

    • Conventional Zipper

    • Invisible Zipper



  • Open-End


Zipper Material Type Outlook



  • Metal

  • Coil

  • Plastic

  • Others


Zipper Function Outlook



  • Standard

  • Multifunctional

    • Reflective Zipper

    • Water Repellent

    • Sustainable

    • Heat Resistant




Zipper End-Use Outlook



  • Apparel

  • Sporting Goods

  • Bags

  • Luggage

  • Camping Gear

  • Others


Zipper Regional Outlook



  • North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • Australia

  • South Korea

  • Australia

  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

  • Middle East

  • Africa

  • Latin America

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 13.9 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 14.97 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 27.23 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.76% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, Material Type, Function, End Use and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Fujian SBS Zipper Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (China), Kreband S.L.(Spain), YKK Corporation (Japan), YBS Zipper Group (China), Coats Group PLC (UK), IDEAL Fastener Corporation (Florida), UCAN Zipper USA (US), HHH Zipper (South Korea), WeiXing Co. Ltd. (China) and Riri SA(Switzerland).
Key Market Opportunities ·         Increase in spending on branded and fashionable apparel
Key Market Dynamics ·         The emergence of innovations in the zipper sector, such as chemical-resistant zippers, soft zippers, and flame-resistant zippers




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The zipper market size was valued at USD 13.9 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.76% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

The key players in the market are Fujian SBS Zipper Science & Technology Co. Ltd. (China), Kreband S.L. (Spain), YKK Corporation (Japan), YBS Zipper Group (China), Coats Group PLC (UK), IDEAL Fastener Corporation (Florida), UCAN Zipper USA (US)

The closed-end category dominated the market in 2022.

The standard category dominated the market in 2022.

The apparel category dominated the market in 2022.

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