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 applications. The thread offers a lifetime guarantee. Colors include white and black and are available in 4- and 8-ounce cones. Other complementing thread lines from Vicar now include Aqualon, Vylon, and Coats Ultra Dee.