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SDL Atlas

Snap Tester Patent Confirmed

Release Date 09.17.10Subscribe RSS

The SDL Atlas Snap Tester has been manufactured under a license of a YKK Patent. The Snap Tester has become a standard for safety testing in children and infant garments. Nike, Gap and H&M specifically adopted the tester throughout their supply chains. Recently, unlicensed copies of the tester have appeared in the market. The largest producer of a copy tester has agreed that the YKK patent is valid and has ceased production and distribution.

In designing the grip and test for their snaps and other garment attachments, YKK designers paid special attention to not damaging or otherwise compromising the assembly of the garment attachment during test setup and gripping. Products not made to the exacting design of YKK may compromise the attachment during the gripping process and result in an inaccurate test. Therefore, the market will benefit from the discontinued distribution and use of the unlicensed tester. This will ensure that consistent and accurate results are reached throughout the supply chain.

If you find that you have an unlicensed tester, contact SDL Atlas for assistance in replacing it with a YKK designed SDL Atlas Snap Tester.  For more information on the Licensed SDL Atlas Snap Tester click here.

For more information, visit or contact an SDL Atlas solutions expert:

- (US) T: +1 803 329 2110; F: +1 803 329 2133; E:
- (UK) T: +44 (0) 161 480 8485, F: +44 (0) 161 480 8580; E:
- (China) T: 852 3443 4888; F: 852 3443 4999; E:

Wherever people test textiles, you'll find SDL Atlas.

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