New products to combat oil spills

July 1st, 2010

Centek Industries offers three products to help contain, protect against and clean up oil. The floating Sheen Devil contains and removes oil from the water’s surface. Available in 10–foot interconnecting sections, the barrier can be used to span bodies of water or be deployed between two vessels. The Terraguard absorbs bulk amounts of oil above […]

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Specially-designed upholstery pliers

July 1st, 2010

The Pro Upholstery Pliers are designed for stripping down auto, boat and furniture upholstery. Lifting out staples, pulling off hogrings and stripping upholstery material is made easy with the sharp points located on the front of the pliers. The pliers also feature plastic ends on the handles, which when used with a small rubber mallet, […]

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Life-saving technology for boaters

July 1st, 2010

The ORCAdsc (Digital Selective Calling) is the first–ever recreational and civilian model Man Overboard Indicator from Briartek and the only licensed and approved Maritime Survivor Locator Device (MSLD) of its kind. ORCAdsc is worn on a life vest or as a lanyard, and begins transmitting a signal to the user’s VHF radio within seconds of […]

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Motorized screen protects outdoor spaces

July 1st, 2010

The Solair Power Screen, a motorized screen enclosure system from Tri Vantage, is now available in new frame and rail colors and two new fabrics. The system creates a ventilated yet protected environment for a variety of outdoor spaces. The new frame and rail colors include Black, Brown, Bronze, Bright White, White, Desert Sand, Gray, […]

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Fabric with antimicrobial protection

July 1st, 2010

Victor Group, a leading textile company specializing in sustainable fabrics, introduced new fabrics featuring Agion as a part of their Eco Intelligent line of products. Agion uses silver and copper ion technology to offer long-lasting protection and minimize the impact of destructive micro-organisms on the fabrics’ protected surface. The recycled polyester fabrics offer an eco-friendly […]

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Innovative leather cutting system

July 1st, 2010

Autometrix introduced a new hide recognition and leather cutting system designed with affordability, ease of use and versatility in mind. The system is capable of meeting both large and small production needs and is offered in several size configurations. The system begins with first capturing a digital image of the hide using the Autometrix Vision […]

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Joiner securely fastens tubing

July 1st, 2010

The Lever Lock Joiner from Intermold provides a secure, easily-adjusted grip for adjustable support poles. The joiner connects standard 3/4-inch tubing to 7/8-inch tubing without having to modify the tubing or use screws. The Lever Lock Joiner is molded from high-strength composite materials with a stainless steel hinge screw. SOURCE Intermold

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Easily install zippers with zipper jig

July 1st, 2010

The ZSJ Zipper Jig from Manart Hirsch makes installing sliders on YKK zipppers a breeze. Attach the jig to any table with the winged screw, place the slider in the slot, feed both sides of the zipper into the slider and pull forward. Sliders can be inserted backwards on zippers. SOURCE Manart Hirsch

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Fabricating with virtual vision

July 1st, 2010

Katie Bradford uses computer imaging to fabricate hard-to-design projects. by Sigrid Tornquist “We can take a photograph of a boat, create a computer model of it and add to it the virtual structure that we intend to build,” says Katie Bradford, MFC, IFM, owner of Custom Marine Canvas in Noank, Conn. “That way the customer […]

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Small jobs, big profits

July 1st, 2010

More than just patches and stitches, fixes and repairs can build your business. by Jay Hanks Most canvas shops offer repairs but sometimes underestimate the value of them. Unfortunately, due to the tight economy, many fabrication shops are looking to shore up their business. By offering an alternative to new canvas, repair work can not […]

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