Japan company makes new material for ‘world’s fastest swimsuits’

by prashanth on August 31, 2009 · 0 comments

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swimsuitsFunctional rubber maker Yamamoto Corp has said it has developed a new material that can be used to make ‘the world’s fastest swimsuits’ in compliance with new regulations to be introduced by the International Swimming Federation.

Based on polyester, the material is ‘water-friendly’ and reduces frictional resistance in water to the level of rubber, the Osaka-based company said.

The inside of the material is covered with a titanium-alloy layer so as to keep the wearer’s muscles flexible and prevent a drop in body temperature, it added.

Although the material is rubber free, it is called Biorubber Swim TX because Biorubber Swim is Yamamoto’s established brand for swimsuit materials.

As rubber swimsuits helped swimmers rewrite world records one after another at the recent World Swimming Championships in Rome, the sport’s international governing body decided to introduce new regulations that are expected to restrict the suits to ‘textiles’.

Yamamoto will begin selling the new material in October when the federation is due to decide on the new regulations.Functional rubber maker Yamamoto Corp has said it has developed a new material that can be used to make ‘the world’s fastest swimsuits’ in compliance with new regulations to be introduced by the International Swimming Federation.

Based on polyester, the material is ‘water-friendly’ and reduces frictional resistance in water to the level of rubber, the Osaka-based company said.

The inside of the material is covered with a titanium-alloy layer so as to keep the wearer’s muscles flexible and prevent a drop in body temperature, it added.

Although the material is rubber free, it is called Biorubber Swim TX because Biorubber Swim is Yamamoto’s established brand for swimsuit materials.

As rubber swimsuits helped swimmers rewrite world records one after another at the recent World Swimming Championships in Rome, the sport’s international governing body decided to introduce new regulations that are expected to restrict the suits to ‘textiles’.

Yamamoto will begin selling the new material in October when the federation is due to decide on the new regulations.

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