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Macro brand PBT fabric has combination of polyester and PBT yarn. PBT is texturized polyester with natural stretch similar to Lycra®. The most distinguished characteristic of PBT is chlorine resistance . It is also resistance of salt water and color fading .
Chlorine Resistance
PBT has excellent chlorine resistance. It is not hurt by chlorinated water. PBT is definitely the best choice for frequent swimming in chlorinated pools.
PBT has a matte finish (less shiny than Lycra®). It has a good stretch although not as much stretch as Lycra®. It also feels lighter than Lycra® and is smooth and slides through the water.
PBT does not absorb water. It makes the swimsuit light weight under water. Moreover, thanks to PBT's unique recovery properties, PBT fabric will always return to its original shape even after extreme strain. Therefore, PBT is very body hugging and form fitting. Combine these two effects, PBT increases the performance for professional swimmers and water polo players.
Fast Drying
PBT does not absorb water. Once it is wet, it repels water quickly.
PBT does not snag in the traditional sense. However, with extremely rough treatment, fine hairs may appear on the suit. If your goal is longevity, or the user is too young to take special care of a Lycra® suit, your best option is PBT.
Macro Brand PBT
Macro offers PBT in two different weights: 5 oz/yd2 and 6.2 oz/yd2. We also make PBT lining material.

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