Author Topic: Stretch additive for 50/50 polyester/PBT swimsuits  (Read 1446 times)

Offline IntegrityShirts

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Stretch additive for 50/50 polyester/PBT swimsuits
« on: November 06, 2013, 12:59:41 PM »
First off, as far as I can tell, PBT is some sort of polyester fiberglass concoction that I have no clue whether I can even print.  Has anyone printed on this material? I believe these are Nike suits. For collegiate athletes so some sort of performance thin suit for ladies.

Should I use a stretch additive and regular plastistol inks? Should I mix the additive in each color or do a stretch base, regular plastisol on top?


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Re: Stretch additive for 50/50 polyester/PBT swimsuits
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 03:08:37 PM »
Nike probably has someone who can advise on this fabric
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Re: Stretch additive for 50/50 polyester/PBT swimsuits
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 03:38:34 PM »
Could also be Speedo suits. Further searching looks like it's a form of polyester with 4 way stretch. PBT stands for polybutylene terephthalate, oooo phthalates yum!