September 2010

  • Published On: September 29, 2010

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has announced the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is one of five organizations selected in 2010 to receive more than $1.7 million for projects that increase U.S. exports, create jobs and strengthen the U.S. global competitive edge. The awards are given under the Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program [...]

  • Published On: September 21, 2010

    Russell Beverly “Happy” Hogshire, third-generation president of Hogshire Industries Inc. in Norfolk, Va., died on Sept. 17 at the age of 77. Hogshire joined the company, which has specialized in canvas products since 1898, after serving in the U.S. Army. He worked on the board of the Industrial Fabrics Association International and was named an [...]

  • Published On: September 8, 2010

    The 2010 Tampa Boat Show is holding a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony with the Tampa Fire Rescue Team and is offering free admission to police, fire fighters and military officials who present a valid active ID on Sept. 11. A flag that flew over Ground Zero during September 11 recovery efforts and is part of [...]

  • Published On: September 7, 2010

    The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is requesting donations for the 8th Annual IFF Silent Auction, which will take place at the IFAI Expo Americas Welcome Reception on Oct. 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Orlando, Fla. Previously donated items include custom quilts, vacation packages, jewelry, luggage and more. Funds raised through the auction [...]

  • Published On: September 2, 2010

    The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) will hold the 5th Annual IFF Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 in Orlando, Fla., during IFAI Expo Americas. The tournament will take place at Disney’s famed Magnolia Golf Course, a Golf Digest 4-star course featuring tree-lined fairways, strategic bunkering and rolling greens. Box lunches will be served at [...]

  • Published On: September 1, 2010

    PF AquaForte, from PT Technologies Europe, is a water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable and eco-friendly cleaner. Available in both a liquid and high strength, low-lint wipes, the cleaner is designed to replace MEK, Acetone, IPA and other solvent-based products. PF AquaForte effectively cleans surfaces of sealant residue, fabrication soils and cutting fluids on metals, composites and plastics. [...]

  • Published On: September 1, 2010

    J. Ennis Fabrics introduced several new marine products for the 2010 season. Coastal is a new line of marine carpeting. Available in 102-inch width, the carpet features a sculpted pile and glue-down installation. Coastal is available in four colors: boca raton, sand, jasmine and sterling. Okamoto is a line of marine and auto window plastic. [...]

  • Published On: September 1, 2010

    “Fiberglass Boat Repairs Illustrated” is a comprehensive guide to making repairs to a fiberglass boat, as well as how to finish and paint those repairs. The book covers how a fiberglass boat is built, how to identify hull damage, making minor repairs and gelcoat restoration. There is an appendix on building a temporary Shrink Wrap [...]

  • Published On: September 1, 2010

    This enclosure is made of Herculite Riviera Marine fabric - Herculite's new exterior vinyl textile. It was developed to meet market demand for waterproof enclosures to protect climate controlled areas on larger boats. Photo: Canvas Experts, Ocean City, Md. Life in 21st century United States is dominated by technology—new technologies, as well as [...]

  • Published On: September 1, 2010

    While it may seem like a proportionally small detail for an overall marine fabrication project, finding the best hardware can significantly prolong the lifespan of an end product and tailor it to a specific customer’s needs. The technology for marine hardware is always changing, and it can be hard to keep up with the new [...]