Sunbrella introduces Richard Frinier Origins collection

January 23, 2013

Sunbrella products that feature recycled content continue to expand with the latest addition from home furnishings designer Richard Frinier. His newest creation for Sunbrella, Origins’, takes advantage of the rich surface texture and mottled color ways that are making Sunbrella Renaissance fabrics popular with the design trade and consumers. The Sunbrella Renaissance family of recycled …

NMMA, MRAA contribute $10,000 to New Jersey Recovery & Relief Fund

January 10, 2013

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) today announced a joint donation of $10,000 to the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ)’s Recovery & Relief Fund to provide aid to recreational marine businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. NMMA estimates that the recreational boating industry creates $1.6 billion …

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Shop talk with Terri Madden of Sand Sea and Air Interiors

January 1, 2013

How did your shop get started? Terri Madden, owner of Sand Sea and Air Interiors (SSA), began her career as a Textile Designer in the Home Furnishings Division of Burlington Industries in New York, upon receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in textile design. Her responsibilities included research and development for color trends and woven …

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2013 Time Standards Manual now available

The 2013 Time Standards Manual is now available for download. The manual Time Standards Manual was developed in 1996 by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA)—a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International—to serve as a benchmark shop owners can use to set fabrication times, with which they can generate competitive labor costs. The manual is …

PTFE thread

Vicar International of Union, N.J., is now distributing Helios PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) from Coats. The new thread line by Coats maintains 100 percent of its strength after years of exposure to sun, rain chemicals, UV radiation, and salt. It is ideal for boat covers, pool covers, awnings, tents sunshades, golf cart covers, and other outdoor sewn …

Bimini-in-a-Box

Don’t let long-term projects stand in the way of serving short-term requests—and possibly a return customer. Trivantage’s solution: Bimini-in-a-Box. Available in three colors (navy, black, gray) and 28 sizes, Bimini-in-a-Box arrives pre-assembled, requiring minimal skills, time, and tools to install. Featuring a one-year warranty, it includes an adjustable frame constructed of heavy-walled, anodized, bright T6 …

Carpet snaps

Trivantage’s new Veltex Carpet Snaps are ideal for any application in which carpeting is not permanently set in place. Unlike permanent adhesives or hook-and-loop attachments that break down with repeated use, Veltex Carpet Snaps withstand tough punishment yet continue to function snap after snap regardless of environmental conditions. Veltex Carpet Snaps have a host of …

Interpolymer alloy fabric

Marine fabrics are expected to resist mold and mildew, retain their color, and stand up to wear and tear despite constant outdoor exposure. Additionally, sustained fabric flexibility has been a desirable, but elusive, attribute with coated fabrics. Safety Components Fabric Technologies of Greenville, S.C., now has the answer with Breakwater X. This new interpolymer alloy …

Boat safety device

The new Pains Wessex Manoverboard (MOB) Mark 9 has improved features and a lighter and more compact design. It has a drop height of 60 meters—double the 30 meters required by SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations—which makes it suitable for use on oil and gas rigs. Other benefits include the product’s smaller (375mm), …

Marine upholstery designs

OMNOVA Solutions Nautolex marine upholstery designs, Elysee and Cetacea, were developed for original equipment manufacturers. Elysee features a faux linen grain with a subtle pearlescent surface. It can be upholstered horizontally or vertically and used as the base material or an accent to create a variety of looks. It is available in eight colors, including …