Fabric collection includes 117 style patterns

September 1, 2008

The Sunbrella High Point Collection III includes 117 new style patterns. The collection includes traditional weaves in basic colors, reversible patterns and companion trims. These breathable fabrics, available in 54-inch widths, are suitable for marine upholstery and interior, causal furniture applications, and resist damage from sunlight, mildew, rot, and atmospheric chemicals. SOURCE Tri Vantage

Clean Boating Act is law

On July 29, President Bush signed into law H.R. 5949/S.2766, the Clean Boating Act of 2008, protecting the more than 17 million recreational boats throughout the U.S. from unprecedented and unnecessary federal regulations. Congress passed the Clean Boating Act on July 22, 2008. The signing of the bill permanently and fully restores a longstanding, commonsense …

Lightweight Stamoid fabric now available

Stamoid SK fabric from Ferrari Textiles, now distributed by Tri Vantage, weighs 20 to 30 percent less than traditional Stamoid. Manufactured with silicone, Stamoid SK is resistant to mold, mildew, UV rays and extreme temperatures. It has a matte finish and a soft feel, but is tough enough to withstand the elements. The flexible fabric …

Shears designed for cutting Kevlar

Bent Kevlar Shears from Clauss are specially designed for cutting Kevlar materials, as well as plastic, canvas and upholstery. The shears feature micro-serrated blades made from high carbon alloy steel with molybdenum and vanadium, and a lifetime warranty. SOURCE Clauss

Poly cotton fabric uses water- and abrasion-resistant finish

Fire-Foil poly cotton fabric from Mauritzon uses a Solarbloc Bionic finish that is water- and abrasion-resistant. The fabric is 79 inches wide and comes in 11 colors. A seven-year, full fabric replacement warranty is included. SOURCE Mauritzon

Nylon made from recycled materials

Repreve nylon from Unifi Inc. offsets the need to produce virgin nylon by using all recycled materials for its product, conserving the equivalent of 6 million gallons of gasoline. Unifi partnered with Burlington Worldwide, a division of International Textile Group (ITG) Inc., and United Knitting to develop eco-friendly woven and knit fabrics using Repreve nylon …

Fabric features stain-resistant nanotechnology finish

Primo 150 from Spectro Coating Corp. has the look and feel of suede and uses a nanotechnology finish that is stain-resistant. The American-made, durable, textured fabrics withstand 150,000 double rubs and are produced using environmentally friendly water-based and low-VOC chemicals. Applications include furniture, automotive upholstery, RV and marine interiors, and gaming surfaces. Primo 150 is …

Morse Industries introduces new marine catalog

Morse Industries, a national supplier of aluminum and stainless steel extrusions and metal components for the marine industry, has published a new marine catalog with an expanded product line. Featured is H2Ube Channel Tubing and two entirely new product sections for houseboats and wakeboard tower manufacturers. “At Morse, we pride ourselves on creating product solutions,” …

Rainier Industries relocates

Rainier Industries moved to a new state-of-the-art facility just one building north from its previous location in Tukwila, Wash. The 140,000-square-foot building houses the company’s corporate offices, plus its metal, wood, fabric, window, graphic and sign shops. In the coming months, Rainier will set up product showrooms to highlight its various capabilities, and by the …

Green Boating section on DiscoverBoating.com goes live

The Green Boating section is live on DiscoverBoating.com. It includes fuel-saving ideas, a sneak peak into the latest “green” marine technologies and accessories, and a list of helpful green boating tips. Quick tips for reducing fuel usage Slower speeds on the water reduce fuel usage. Proper use of trim tabs reduces drag, especially while accelerating …