Japan Premium YAMAMOTO Material LineUp List of Yamamoto Materials & Processing
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PROCESSING

Introducing Yamamoto Corporation’s surface processing line-up for rubber materials:
The application of surface processing enables improvement of functionality including heat‐retention, buoyancy and decreasing friction, as well allowing a wide variety of coloring.



Jersey
These are textile materials made of polyester, nylon, etc. Applying Jersey on the rubber surface reinforces the strength as a material, and using it on the outside surface enables a wide array of colors and patterns. Jersey applications on the inside surface where there is contact with skin, makes it easy to put on and take off.
• Elasticity 180~380%
• Water absorption 0~5%
SCS
“SCS (Super Composite Skin)” is the processing for the surface of “Smooth Skin.” By applying micellar structure processing with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, it coats the surface with water molecules when the surface is wet. This leads to reducing the resistance when putting on and taking off, and alleviates water resistance. A number of the world’s top free divers wearing wetsuits with SCS processing on the outside have set new records.
• Friction resistance coefficient: 0.32 ~ 0.021 cdf
SCS TIGER
“SCS Tiger” is colored using SCS processing with random tiger stripes, not by painting the overall surface with one color, while maintaining the surface texture of the original mold created for this process. Appeared in autumn 2016.
AFS
“AFS (Air Face Skin)” is the latest surface processing technology developed in 2015. This is an amazing processing because it reduces friction resistance although it has a rough surface. By having air bubbles on the surface, it increases the heat‐retention properties. Coloring gives the surface a unique surface condition.
• Aerocapsule adopted
• Resistance coefficient: 0.32 ~ 0.021 cdf
Ti-Alpha
By applying “Ti-Alpha (Titanium-Alpha)” that uses a titanium alloy, it reflects the body temperature inwards and keeps the inside warm while the coldness of water outside so that the coldness does not affect body temperature. It is typically processed as a layer between the rubber material and Jersey.
• Heat reflectivity: 25~40 %
AERODOME
This is the international patent material which has many air holes evenly placed on the rubber material. It can be used for reducing the weight of the material. The function of releasing body humidity can be added by using with Jersey. In addition, using it with rubber will add buoyancy by keeping air bubbles in the air holes, and it is even able to improve heat-retention due to the heat insulating effect of the air bubbles. AERODOME is mainly used as a material for triathlon wear.
BRS
This material had been widely adopted for competition swimsuits by many manufactures before the rules for competition swimming had been revised (until the use of rubber for competition swimsuits was banned), which resulted in a number of swimmers getting on the winners’ podium in international competitions. This is now used in triathlons and for open water swimming. Many divers use wear made with BRS, especially at free diving competitions. It uses an ultra-thin rubber material and has more excellent heat-retention properties than normal swimsuits, and it is also used in swimwear for swimming practice by competitors. This material is used for outdoor goods, parts of work clothes, and even for clothes in the fashion industry.
TX
Textile-based high-speed swimsuit material that does not use rubber. TX is officially approved as a qualified competition swimsuit material by the International Swimming Federation (FINA), and many swimsuit manufacturers around the globe have adopted TX. Yamamoto Corporation makes improvements to the TX series every year. It creates a coat of water by catching water at the molecular level and is able to keep the resistance value of water to a minimum.



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