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Peached - A soft hand feel usually obtained by sanding the fabric lightly. This can be achieved with chemical or laundry abrasion. It describes the softness of this type of cotton which looks and feels like the skin of a peach. Feel that peachy softness with the ATC AllPro Cotton Fleece Track Jacket, style #F210 and L210.

Pique - A medium-weight, tightly woven or knit cotton or cotton blend fabric generally recognizable by its waffle weave texture. Pique can be produced in a variety of weights and fibers. The knitted versions of pique are very commonly used for polo shirts. Pique is available in many styles including the CH Classic Pique Sport Shirt, style #S400 and L400.

Poly Mesh - Poly mesh would be any mesh-type construction made with a polyester yarn, fabric, etc. The ATC Wicking Mesh Short, style #S459 and Y459, is the perfect match with your ATC Reversible Mesh Wicking Tank Top!

Polyester - A manufactured (synthetic) fabric introduced in the early 1950s and is second only to cotton in worldwide use. Polyester has high strength (although second to nylon), crease resistance, retains its shape, has excellent resiliency, high abrasion resistance and requires only minimum care. Low absorbency allows the fiber to dry quickly. There are over sixty-five (65) items available on the SanMar Canada website made with polyester fabric!

Polyurethane Coating - A man-made coating with a low melting point commonly used in winter jackets, rainwear and wind wear to offer high performance water resistance while maintaining the garment's breathability. It's also known as PU Coating and can be found on the ATC Pro Team Jacket, style #J780 and L780.

Preshrunk - Fabrics, garments or other textile items can be treated to reduce shrinkage by either garment washing or the compacting of the yarns during the knitting process. All of our Gildan® and Hanes® 100% cotton and cotton blend t-shirts have been preshrunk.

PrintPro® XP - This is a fleece knitting process developed by Hanes®. The "XP" stands for extra performance. This new fleece fabric is low pill and made with airjet yarn. It has a 5% tighter canvas than the original PrintPro® fabric and is more durable. The combination of airjet yarn and tighter knit surface improves the after-wash appearance wash after wash. Many of our Hanes® styles are PrintPro® XP garments including the Comfortblend® 50/50 Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirt, style #P180.

PU Coating - Polyurethane Coating is a man-made coating with a low melting point commonly used in winter jackets, rainwear and wind wear to offer high performance water resistance while maintaining the garment's breathability. Find PU Coating on the ATC Pro Team Jacket, style #J780 and L780.