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Chris Lucas
(ChemE) - F

Locale: SC
Zipper Weights on 07/18/2010 22:01:08 MDT Print View

Okay, I've done a fair bit of searching here (search engine isn't the best, so perhaps I'm just missing it) and the internets and I can't come up with definitive zipper weights. Am I just dreaming or shouldn't there be a table with two columns; zipper size, and weight (g/ft would be my preference)? Does anyone possess this super-secret information?

TIA,
Chris

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: Zipper Weights on 07/18/2010 22:04:39 MDT Print View

I have not seen this listed either. I can weigh some #3 coil with double pulls if that will help you.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Zipper Weights on 07/18/2010 22:13:07 MDT Print View

Generic values, probably about right for most brands

Plastic #3 coil zipper: ~12 g/m
Plastic #5 coil zipper: ~28 g/m

Metal double-sided #3 slider: ~3.2 g

Sorry - can't answer for others.
Cheers

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - M

Locale: Cascadia
Zip Weights on 07/19/2010 16:15:37 MDT Print View

I recently measured 45g for 90" of Uretek (waterproof) plastic #5 zip.

Double sided metal sliders were 4.2g but I think that was after I clipped off the zipper pulls and replaced them with some spectra cord.