Patent Number: 6,167,597

Title: High compression zipper

Abstract: A zipper strip for a reclosable package having a transverse zipper is provided. The zipper strip comprises a male profile and a female profile. Each profile includes at least one interlocking member extending from a base towards the opposite profile interlockable with an interlocking member on the opposite profile. One or both of the profiles is provided with at least one high compression member which allows the interlocked profiles to be sealed to thermoplastic film across the widths of their respective bases without the interlocking members being crushed or distorted.

Inventors: Malin; Art (Northbrook, IL)

Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

International Classification: A44B 19/16 (20060101); A44B 19/10 (20060101); B31B 19/00 (20060101); B31B 19/90 (20060101); B65D 33/25 (20060101); B65B 61/18 (20060101); B65D 033/24 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018