Aplix expands product line with food-grade PE Aplix 971 resealable closure for heavier bags that uses hook-to-hook technology, allows consumers to reseal their package without the need for precise alignment

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina , September 20, 2013 (press release) – APLIX expands its EASY-LOCK by APLIX® product line with Aplix 971, a new resealable closure for heavier bags. This hook to hook technology allows consumers to easily reseal their package without the need for precise alignment. The first Aplix 971 order is being shipped to Takigawa Corporation in Japan.

“The EASY-LOCK by APLIX® closure allows our company to offer new capabilities. Innovation is paramount to our company and this new closure reinforces our commitment to provide solutions that create value for our customers and communities,” said Mr. Hiroyuki Takigawa, President of Takigawa Corporation.

EASY-LOCK by APLIX® is comprised of self-mating micro-hooks. The key advantages over other zip-closure designs are:

  • Ease of use – less pressure to open/close as precise alignment is not required; enabling use by people with limited dexterity.
  • Closure track is far more resistant to particles from the contents of the package.

EASY-LOCK by APLIX® is made of food grade polyethylene. A consumer study conducted by Leatherhead Food Research in the UK found that 80 percent of respondents felt EASY-LOCK by APLIX® was the easiest closure to use for the whole family, including children and elderly people.


Since its founding in 1958, APLIX is a global leader in fastening systems with six ISO 9001 certified plants in the USA (Charlotte, NC), France, Brazil and China. APLIX manufactures innovative products that meet customer needs in hygiene, packaging, aircraft, automotive and other select industries. For more information on this product please visit www.easylock-aplix.com or www.aplix.com. For any additional information, please e-mail us at: packaging@aplix.com.

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