Additional acrylic colors

September 1, 2010

Recasens USA announced the addition of two new colors to its 47-inch Recacril line. R-133 Desert offers a neutral tone that is prefect for summer awnings and market umbrellas. R-135 Ocean Cruise is a cooling blend of blue and white. Recacril is a 100-percent solution-dyed acrylic fabric for marine and other outdoor applications. With its …

Eco-friendly fabric

The Touch Textiles collection, from The Refinishing Touch, features a new line of weatherproof upholstery fabrics designed to withstand UV rays, sunlight and the effects of cleaning agents. The line includes hundreds of colors, patterns and textures, and is suited for both indoor and outdoor upholstery projects. The line was created to meet consumer requests …

Mold and mildew resistant vinyl

Silvertex is an antifungal, anti-stain and abrasion-resistant line of upholstery vinyl available from Spradling. The vinyl is made out of 100-percent polyester and features Silverguard technology, which uses silver ions to defend against bacteria, mold and other micro-organisms and is released as needed in the presence of moisture. Silvertex is available in 25 colors. SOURCE …

Unifi invests in recycling technology, renewable energy

As a producer of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns, Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., has positioned itself as a leader in sustainability and green initiatives. The company reinforced its reputation in June when it invested in two new projects focused on recycling and biomass energy. The recycled chip used to make Unifi’s Repreve polyester fibers …

On-site textile materials testing

Textile manufacturers are able to obtain immediate on-site, no-cost materials analyses of suitability for finishing, marking and other detailing with laser die cutting from Spartanics Laser Die Cutting Materials Applications Laboratory engineers. The mobile laboratory, which will be attending a series of worldwide trade events in the coming year, will provide a detailed engineering analysis …

Certification program for FPFs

A growing number of foam manufacturers are offering flexible polyurethane foams (FPF) that meet the stringent guidelines established by the voluntary CertiPUR-US program. The program offers testing, analysis and certification standards for emissions, content and durability for foam used in upholstered furniture and bedding. To achieve certification, foams undergo laboratory examinations including tests for VOCs …

Centek releases online catalog

Centek Industries, a manufacturer of custom marine exhaust systems, released a new downloadable catalog on the company’s website. The catalog features new products, such as thruster tunnels and ANSI flanges, as well as worksheets where customers can provide information to company engineers. The website highlights the company’s line of 14,000 products.

Contender UK introduces new fastener

Contender UK announced that it is now distributing the Q-SNAP fastener in the United Kingdom. This innovative fastener combines a secured connection that won’t pop loose with a lever action to tension the cover. Made entirely from marine-grade 316 stainless steel, it was developed for boat covers, marine covers and spray hoods. The cap is …

La. governor takes a “Fearless” tour

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, along with CNN’s Randi Kaye, toured the oil spill-affected estuaries of Grand Terre aboard the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries newest patrol boat, the 40 Fearless. Manufactured by Metal Shark Boats in Jeanerette, La., a company specializing in commercial and military-grade aluminum boats, the patrol boat is specifically designed to withstand …

New boat sales slip

While new boat sales were up for the first quarter of 2010, one month later, at the end of April, year-to-date new boat sales were down 6.8 percent from last year, based on the average dealer tracked by Spader Business Management. The report did include several positive indicators. New boat inventory levels at the end …