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Japan Enamel (300, 700 & 900 Series)

Japan Enamel (300, 700 & 900 Series)

REALISE is always on the search for the latest in rubberized, coated fabrics. These newest materials are the softest, most elastic & strongest fabric yet. The knit foundation is opaque, making these suits great for beach and club wear. The urethane coating gives these suits a sumptuous rubber or vinyl feel. A great selection of colors and textures – mostly shiny, and now with a matt 'leather' texture, as well.

 

Surface: 100% polyurethane; lining: 85% polyurethane, 15% polyamide (nylon).

Enamel (200 Series)

Enamel (200 Series)

REALISE produced a limited run of Front Zip suits in Black & White as an alternative to the 100 series, which were semi-transparent when wet. Heavier knit backing than the 100 series, so more appropriate for public situations. This fabric is very shiny, like rubber or vinyl. White color retains some transparency, while the black is opaque.

 

Surface: 100% polyurethane; Lining: 85% polyurethane, 15% polyamide (nylon)

Sticky Skin (100 Series)

Sticky Skin (100 Series)

Available in Black, Red and Sky Blue, this shiny fabric launched the Front-Zip style, and expanded the popularity of the REALISE brand. Knit backing on the urethane coated material provided more elasticity for a truly form fitting suit! This fabric is slightly transparent, especially in red and blue. Semi-transparent when wet. Sensitive to overstretching, so review the sizing charts carefully.  Limited styles and color choices remain.

 

Surface: 100% polyurethane; Lining: 78% polyamide (nylon), 22% polyurethane.

SSW (Super Shiny Wet)

SSW (Super Shiny Wet)

Super fine knit with terrific stretch and form fit. A mercerized shiny coat provides friction free glide though the water. Used in Swimsuit, 2-Piece and Gymnastic styles. Light colors are a bit transparent when dry, becoming more transparent when wet, while dark colors stay opaque.

 

79% polyester, 21% polyurethane.

Second Skin (SST)

Second Skin (SST)

A very thin, soft and gossamer material. Stretchy and transparent. This fabric is also used in figure-skating costumes. More appropriate as lingerie.

 

65% polyamide (nylon), 35% polyurethane

SSW Striped

SSW Striped

The Stripe fabric is a modified SSW, with a polished alternating stripe. Similar to SSW, a thin and stretchy fabric, with polished alternating stripes. Slightly glossy and feels like Lycra and similar fabrics.

 

85% polyamide (nylon), 15% polyurethane