ZicLok Binder

  - Quick, Click-in, Click-out
  - Releasable, High Force and Durable


Advantages of ZicLok(r) Ties :

Easy use
Coupling by just pulling the strap from the topside in. Without looking a freely choosable spot of the length can be connected. Extra tensioning can be done in the same move.


Unlocking and removing of the strap in an easy and quick way by sidewards pulling of it. A tongue ensures the inserted position. Effective use of material and multi time use are making the ZicLok tie a durable tool.


Quick usage opens the way to bundling during a short time. Temporary bundling and attaching helps handling of objects.

The ZicLok head pushes itself around the strap supporting the pawls with growing force, when the pulling forces grow. This is thanks to a newly developed mechanisme. The movement of the locking pawls teeth is very precise. The reduced motion when locked enables the user to reach a high bundling tension.

Low cost production
The cable ties can be made of polymere in one piece by injection moulding in a simple two-piece mould. The relative low tension in the material offers the possibility to use a broad range of plastics, including bioplastics.

The ZicLok system is the only simple coupling system that offers sidewards coupling in combination with high force performance. It differs fundamentally from all other kinds of high force multi-use tensionable strap-couplers, and beats them all in speed.

Several applications of this system can be thought of, with different sizes and shapes, for technical use or to be used at home, in the garden, kitchen or DIY.
A first small amount has been produced by injection moulding. It's a strong bundle tie with a big head and a circular strap with big barbs as shown above.
A videoregistration showing the use of this tie can be found here.


Biobind(r) ties make use of a different kind of the ZicLok coupling. The pawls are more integrated. A testmodel is produced by 3D printing. These ties, like shown at the right, have been designed to bind living material like young trees. They are extra flexible and can be reused when the tree grows.

Attaching of these ties can be done in short time like all ZicLok ties. It needs some simple moves as is shown. Releasing is very simple, without the use of tools. Biodegradable plastic can be used to fabricate these ties, preventing pollution when ties occasionally may get lost.

ZicLok Patents, not valid anymore : US8578565, NL1037325, NL1033810, and EP2280881 .

The strip finding its position guided by the grip handle.

Pulling the strip into the frontal up side of the channel.

The strip fixed, with a clicking movement pulled into the locking channel, if needed pulling to increase the tension.


Pulling the free end of the strip out of the head.

When decoupled ready for reuse.

3D printed ZicLok Ties
Way of Use

The end parts of the ties are connected to each other for purposes of fabrication. The connections have to be released, by cutting or breaking the connecting areas. These are connected to the bars shown by the figure at the right, coloured red.

After the releasing it may be necessary to remove printing powder out of cavities and from surfaces. This can be achieved by use of a stiff brush like a toothbrush and a thin stick.
At first use the material is a bit rough but it will become smoother during use. To get maximum strength it is advisable to bend the bending parts slowly before first use

The closing of the tie is done by pushing the strip in a sideward direction under the central top part, followed by pulling the strip to click into the channel. Tensioning of the strip is achieved by pulling the free end and the head or the front handle. Another purpose of the front handle is fixing of the coupling with one hand during pulling of the strip into the head with the other hand.