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  • The earliest buttons date to prehistoric times, and in spite of millennia of change in fashion and manufacturing techniques, the button has endured as the most common fabric fastener. Though buttons were used for thousands of years, the buttonhole was not invented until sometime in the 13th century. The buttonhole is thought to have been brought to Europe from the Middle East by knights returning from the Crusades, and its advent led to a surge in button use.
  • By the early 20th century, the prevailing style was much simpler, reflecting the more sedate look of the growing white-collar class. Inexpensive matched shirt buttons for men and women were available in five-and-dime stores around 1910. Plastic buttons became widely available in the 1930s, though most typical shirt buttons were still made of sea shells or other natural materials.
  • The common material for buttons is polyester, which is a special kind of plastic with properties that make it suitable for buttons. A variety of chemical dyes are added to the polyester to make different colors. To make buttons with the pearlescent sheen of shell buttons, red carbonate is added to the polyester. Black buttons are made with the addition of carbon black, and white buttons are made with titanium. The button making process also requires a chemical catalyst that hardens the polyester, and wax.
  • Makers of plastic buttons are exploring innovations in design through the use of alternate materials and combinations. While buttons made of standard plastic types continue to dominate production, designs that incorporate synthetic and natural materials are gaining ground.
  • Nylon and polyester remain the most popular materials for practical and economic reasons. Unlike metal, nylon and polyester do not rust easily. They are also durable and retain paints and coatings longer.
  • Prices of plastic buttons depend largely on material costs, operating costs and competition from other countries. The higher cost of raw materials has prompted many suppliers to push up prices. Upgrading equipment to boost competitiveness also influences pricing decisions.
  • The latent demand for plastic buttons and button backs, blanks, molds, and other parts excluding buttons and button parts made of precious metals and precious and semi-precious stones is not actual or historic sales. Nor is latent demand future sales. In fact, latent demand can be lower either lower or higher than actual sales if a market is inefficient.
  • The current export price for polyester and nylon plastic buttons from Taiwan is around $1.25 per gross. Multiple-material buttons are priced at $3.20 per gross
General and Manufacturing Process
  • Button Information
  • Buttons and Button Hole
  • Button Making
  • Buttons Made From Animals
  • The Manufacturing Process
  • Buttons: manufacturing process

Company Profiles

  • Company in Delhi
  • Company in Dongguan, China
  • Company in Mumbai
  • Company in Hong Kong
  • Company in Indianapolis
  • Company in Boise, Idaho
  • Company in KalkaJi
  • Company in InderLok

Technology

  • Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment
  • Production Technology
  • Subtle Garment Integration of Technology
Patent
  • Gold-crowned domed garment button and manufacturing method 
  • Manufacturing method for producing gold-crowned domed garment button 
  • Removable garment button 
  • Detachable waist band extender and garment including the same
  • Heat sink having standoff buttons and a method of manufacturing therefor
  • Illuminated multiple color button and method of manufacturing the same
  • Knitted sweater of corresponding garment article, and a method of manufacturing it
  • Method for teaching garment buttoning

Plant

  • Plant in Hui Zhou
  • Plant in Germany
  • Plant in China
  • Plant in Malaysia
  • Plant in Xintang, China
  • Plant in Japan
Products
  • Alloy Buttons( Hole Type)
  • Alloy Buttons( Shank Type)
  • Celluloid Buttons
  • Largest Standard Snap Fasteners Ligne 24
  • Button Products List
  • Vintage Collectible Celluloid Buttons
  • Clear and Colored Glass Collectible Buttons

Guidelines

  • DAACS Cataloging Manual: Buttons
  • Buttons User's Guide
  • Button Guidelines
  • Target QA Apparel Standards for Hand Sewn buttons

Market

  • Design upgrades feature new materials, mixes
  • Trend of Business Movements
  • World Outlook for Plastic Buttons and Button Backs
  • South African Customs Tariffs
  • Aspects of the Industry, Trade and Marketing of Pacific Island Trochus
Report
  • Fastener, Button, Needle, and Pin Manufacturing - 1997 Economic Census
  • Fastener, Button, Needle, and Pin Manufacturing: 2002 
  • Buttons, Snap Fasteners, Slide Fasteners and Similar Articles
  • Embellishing Vintage Textiles: Buttons and Buttonholes
  • Clothing and Button Production
  • Buttons - Production Project Proposal

Machinery and its Suppliers

  • Wall Mount Bracket Kit
  • American Button Machines
  • Silk Screen Biz and Button Biz
  • Semi-Automatic Button Machines from Dr. Dons' Buttons
  • Hao Hann Enterprise Co., Ltd
  • Button Making Machinery Suppliers
  • 2 1/4" Button-Making Machines
  • Ningbo MH Industry Co Ltd
  • Juham Enterprise, Inc
  • Talent (Tianjin) Electronics Co
  • Tecre Co
Raw Material Suppliers 
  • Bakelite Suppliers
  • Carbon Black Suppliers
  • Chemical dye Supplier
  • Polyester Suppliers
  • Titanium Suppliers
  • Chemical dye Suppliers

Suppliers

  • Button Suppliers
  • Button Sales Site Links
  • Colourway's Secure Online Knitting Shop
  • LSU Licensed Button Companies
  • Honda Button Online Catalogue
  • Button Indian Suppliers
  • Button Exporters
  • Julia's Buttons & Notions
  • Sample list of Button Supplying Companies
  • Vardhman- Wholesale Dealer
  • Sisters Vintage button Accessories

Buyers

  • Button Buyers List 1
  • Button Buyers List 2
  • Button Buyers List 3 
  • Button Buyers List 4
  • Button Buyers List 5
  • Buyers of Buttons

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