Standard Fasteners, Tools and Needles
There are three primary applications in the apparel manufacturing market that utilize Avery DennisonTM
Swiftach® fasteners: price and/or brand ticketing, product pairing and product display.
The critical criterion for selecting which fastener family to use for your application is the type of material.
Delicate Fabrics (silk, satin, nylon, lingerie, elastic, micro fibers lycra,
rayon, polyester) commonly utilize the fine Fabric family attaching system.
Conventional Fabrics (cotton, cotton twill, denim, corduroy,fur, wool) commonly utilize the Standard family attaching systems.
Industrial Fabrics (multiple layer denim, leather, canvas) commonly utilize the Super Heavy Duty family attaching system.
Market Recommendations - Apparel Manufacturing
There are three primary packaging applications: pairing, securing and product display. For packaging applications the t-end, loop, hook, nylon
paddle, and secur-a-tach style fasteners are most commonly used.
The t-end, made from heavy-duty nylon, is the most widely used fastener
in packaging applications. It provides a strong, secure attachment with a finished "look" with its two-sided t-end. Many applications that use metal
staples in packaging have switched to the use of t-end fasteners because of the reduced risk of garment damage, especially in fine woven materials, which can easily snag or tear fiber's when metal staples are used.
Typical Packaging applications that use t-end fasteners:
•Apparel and Soft Goods packaging: (hosiery, domestic multi-pack sets)
•Toy Packaging (securing dolls and other soft goods in chipboard packaging)
•Sporting Goods (securing and pairing of multi-components)
•Furniture (securing trim components)
The loop style fasteners have several packaging applications. Because loop
fasteners are fired twice, they can be used to loosely pair items together and to "hang" soft goods and increase product visibility on display. The
most frequent packaging application involving loop fasteners is to secure products in place, such as in chipboard "window" boxes. Because the loop
is attached by a hand tool, time spent manually fastening products in packaging is eliminated.
Hook style fasteners are available in 1 1/2" (36mm) and 2" (50mm) lengths and provide not only a means of attaching a tag, but also a hanger for
display items. Hosiery and head wear items are ideal for this type of fastener. Hook fasteners are available in general purpose and heavy duty strengths.
Avery Dennison secur-a-tach fasteners are the solution for hard goods packaging. Many accessory components are attached with these fasteners, available in 3" 5" and 9" (75mm, 125mm, 225mm) lengths.