Miller Weldmaster hits the road with ‘Roadshow’

January 27, 2011

The Miller Roadshow, a traveling exhibit by Miller Weldmaster, is set to begin its 2011 itinerary in Florida, according to a press release from the company. The peripatetic Roadshow is actually a tradeshow that goes to MW’s customers and would-be customers. Eric Helmick is the Roadshow tech who offers advice and demonstrates the company’s machines. …

IFAI launches new website

January 20, 2011

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched a new website to better serve its members and the specialty fabrics industry as a whole. The site features an event calendar, news blog, news feeds from the association’s seven magazine websites, revamped bookstore and information on IFAI interest groups and services. Non-members can easily join the …

Fish Aid Music Festival to benefit Louisiana coast

January 10, 2011

Scheduled for Saturday, March 12, Fish Aid Music Festival is a benefit music concert to support the recovery and restoration of the Louisiana coast, Saint Bernard Parish, La., and beyond. Still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast continues to suffer in the aftermath of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, which …

Plastic adhesive snap components

January 1, 2011

SNAD plastic adhesive snap components from YKK Snap Fasteners America Inc. offer an alternative to metal screw studs, and increase application possibilities. Since there is no need for a functional spring in the plastic socket, there is no concern about interference with a screw head. 3M™ VHB™ Tape holds the component to the substrate. The …

Edge seals

In a continued effort to bring the best edge seal product to marine fabricators, Xtreme Seal added to the White Xtreme Seal product line with the new White V Seal. Xtreme Seal saw the need for a smaller and more versatile seal in the white color for lighter colored fabrics and boat tops. The new …

Stainless steel compression latches

Whitecap now offers 316 stainless steel compression handles, which are similar to the company’s Nylon and Chrome Zinc T-Handles with the same cutout and outer dimension. A smaller version compression handle with the same shape and function is also available. All models include an adjustable backing plate and mounting hardware. Straight and offset cams are …

Barnacle remover

The new Waveblade Power Barnacle remover from Wavecraft LLC easily removes biofouling from hull surfaces, propellers, shafts, drives and trim tabs—above and below the waterline—without damaging the paint surface. Waterproof to 15 feet, the Waveblade’s powerful oscillating head delivers a high frequency resonance through a coated steel scraper blade. Four blades are available in powder-coated …

Waterproof fabric

Sun & Sea from Vicar International is a 15-ounce-per-square-yard waterproof vinyl laminate that offers resistance to mildew and UV rays, making it an ideal choice for applications and installations in sunny, humid climates. Sun & Sea is an excellent banner material that can accept graphics and heat transfer films. The matte-embossed PVC vinyl is laminated …

Custom fit boat covers

Transhield custom-fit boat covers offer an alternative to conventional shrink-wrapping. The covers protect boats during storage and transportation without damaging paint, plastic or other fine finishes. The covers feature an outer layer that is UV-resistant and anti-condensation, a middle adhesive layer, and a soft, fabric-like inner layer. Transhield covers are applied in minutes and can …

Green cleaning products

TRAC Ecological introduced two new cleaning solutions to its line of eco-friendly cleaning products. The easy-to-use Port-O-Flush Jr. comes complete with a 120-volt pump, hoses and adapters in a 5-gallon bucket. When used with the non-toxic Barnacle Buster, Port-O-Flush Jr. quickly and safely cleans small-to-medium size onboard diesel engines, refrigerators and air conditioners. Yacht-Flush™ handles …