Marine Fabricator‘s compilation of products to help you create profit-producing projects. Products and information were submitted by manufacturers and suppliers by the established deadline.
The Sattler 745 FR awning fabric features a flame-retardant PVC-coated polyester membrane that meets NFPA 701, CPAI-84, CSFM Title19, CPAI-84, BS7837, CAN/ULC-S109, NFB 92-507 requirements. Featuring UV resistance, color and weather-fastness, the fabric offers a high level of adhesion for strong welded seams. Available colors include black, blue, brown, green, gray, mocca, red and white available in 98-inch/2489-millimeter width and a weight of 641 grams per square meter or 18.9 ounces per square yard. Recommended for fixed awnings, light structures, canopies, tents, partition curtains, etc., the fabric is available in 98-inch width with an eight-year limited warranty.
Pontoon boat covers
The new Ameritex SureSeal playpen cover uses Taylor Made’s patented Press-and-Seal technology. The fabric has an elastomeric rubber extrusion, impervious to heat and cold, sewn onto the edges, which fits into a horizontal groove running along the underside of the boat railing. To install the cover, simply press the SureSeal insert into the groove, creating a tight, secure fit. To remove, just pull on the tabs and the seal comes right out of the groove. Ameritex also introduces a new playpen cover system that uses a four-point attachment and ratchet tension system. Installation takes less than five minutes; attach the four corner points to the deck and ratchet the line tight. Fabrics available with the new cover systems include solution-dyed polyesters and solution-dyed acrylics. Both come in a wide array of colors to match the hull.
Stayput’s nylon and stainless steel fasteners have been specifically developed for the industrial fabric converting industry and are among the most reliable and secure fasteners available. These products are particularly well-suited for most marine applications and are corrosion-free.
EZ tools for cutting Lift-The-Dot and Common Sense fasteners
EZ cutting tools make punching holes for the installation of Lift-The-Dot fasteners and Common Sense fasteners a breeze. With one-handed operation, EZ cutting tools can cut all five holes for these fasteners through multiple layers of fabric such as Sunbrella, Top Gun and Stamoid, along with clear vinyl. Part Numbers are EZ9951 for Lift-The-Dot and EZ450 for Common Sense.
Snad plastic adhesive snap fasteners by YKK
The Snad is a plastic adhesive-backed snap stud component designed for the marine and recreational industries. Unlike traditional metal studs, this product will not protrude. Due to its unique dome shape and low profile the Snad can be walked on or sat on with no discomfort. Great for areas where drilling is not desired, these studs will work in conjunction with most snap fasteners. Applications include fastening carpets to decks, cushions and seating, console covers and for replacing existing screw studs without the need to fill in holes. Snads are available with a flexible base as well as standard hard plastic. Two sizes available, 25 mm and 40 mm.
Titanium Nitrate needles
Titanium-nitrate-coated sewing machine needles from Groz-Beckert are available for most brand sewing machines. Titanium nitrate needles are stronger than standard needles resulting in better performance through most heavy textiles. The shape of the needle and the point contribute to less seam leakage, less needle breakage, less thread damage and less skipped stitches.
HP2 heavy-duty rivet gun
Manart-Hirsch’s HP2 is an easy to use heavy-duty hand riveter with molded vinyl grips for extra-firm, comfortable no-slip control. Included are interchangeable nosepieces for 3/32-, 1/8-, 5/32- and 3/16-inch rivets. The 1/8-inch nosepiece fits into DOT studs (BS10370) for easy riveting of studs to boats, heavy equipment, trucks and cars.
NSHB heavy-duty shock cord hook
Manart-Hirsch’s style NSHB heavy-duty shock cord hooks are made of hi-impact nylon. The 3/8-inch hole allows for any cord up to that size to be used. It can be used with shock cord or solid cords. Available in black.
Kai professional shears
The Kai 7000 Series High-Carbon stainless steel shears have an extra-long edge life and superior cutting efficiency. Designed for professional use, these tailoring style shears are ideal for pattern cutting and are excellent on all types of fabrics including cottons, synthetics, upholstery fabrics and leather. Smooth cutting action and super sharp blades make these the sharpest fabric scissors available. Sizes range from 8 inches to 12 inches in length.
Top Notch 9 marine and awning fabric
Top Notch 9 is a 100-percent solution-dyed polyester fabric with a fluorocarbon finish. At 9 ounces per square yard, it is more breathable than competitive solution-dyed polyester while maintaining superb abrasion resistance, colorfastness and water resistance. Top Notch 9 has excellent properties allowing it to be both lightweight and easily sewn. It is especially popular on sailboat boom covers, marine tops, marine covers, awnings, gazebos, canopies, outdoor barbeques and anywhere a strong, breathable, UV-resistant cover is needed.
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Indoor/outdoor fabric 01 Phifer’s Graceful Verde designed fabrics collection features a subtle color combination of soft, soothing verde and silvery taupe. The Graceful Verde collection—inspired by dried herbs and prairie grasses—highlights a selection of cushion and sling outdoor furniture fabrics adorned in sophisticated stripes and traditional florals joined by coordinating, cornerstone solids. Phifer’s Designed Fabrics—plush, 100 percent recyclable GeoBella indoor/outdoor cushion fabrics and sleek, sling Phifertex outdoor fabrics—are available in an array of intricately woven designs in dobbies, wicker weaves, stripes and jacquards, and can be used in awning, umbrella, pillow and new exterior fabric applications. Phifer also unveils its 2015-2016 stock line additions, featuring a compilation of designs and updated hues. The new selections offer a seamless transition between Phifertex sling and GeoBella indoor/outdoor performance fabric collections » www.phifer.com/designedfabrics
Tent/awning keder 02 Paskal introduces ZipKeders, a strong and highly flexible replacement for large tent and awning keders—poles in fabric sleeves, used to create a connection between fabric and frames—injected onto a special zipper’s tape offering major advantages over the traditional keder systems: They are flexible and durable, lowering the friction in the rail or profile, reducing the assembling and dismantling time of the structure; can be folded or rolled, reducing storage space and transportation complexity; and are competitively priced. » www.paskal.co.il
Automatic cutters 03 Lectra’s Vector range of automatic soft-material cutters features anti-error devices to simplify and accelerate production; intuitive touch-control technology to quickly optimize production settings; real-time alerts and 120 embedded sensors to monitor cutting in real-time; and buffer zones between cuts that are virtually zero, enabling material savings of up to five percent (compared with market best standards). » www.lectra.com/vector
2D/3D design and development software 04 Lectra’s DesignConcept 3D software allows users to design simple or complex 3D virtual models and easily flatten them into accurate 2D pattern shapes, obtain photo-realistic renderings, define product specifications, conduct feasibility analyses, develop prototypes ready for cutting, and estimate the total cost of manufacturing. » www.lectra.com
Vinyl fabric 05 Silver State introduces its newest color book additions—Ready For Wear: 42 Shades of Grey, Oranges and Tomatoes. Ready For Wear meets the requirements of hospitality markets—50,000 double rubs, flame codes and cleanability. The textures and patterns are a mix of bold stripes, polka dots, exotic animal prints, subdued damasks, classic velvets and comforting chenilles. The books complement each other in both color and scale (from mid-sized to solids). » www.silverstatetextiles.com
Camo fabric 06 Top Gun offers strength, durability, tear and abrasion resistance, UV and mildew resistance for any marine or outdoor custom project. Now available is the True Timber Camo “Conceal Brown,” offering strength and camouflage for hunters. Top Gun Conceal Brown is 62 inches wide, and has a weight of 11 ounces per square yard. » www.rexpeggfabrics.com
Waterproof marine fabric 07 SeaMark is an exterior grade, waterproof marine fabric made by combining Sunbrella fabric with a textured marine grade vinyl. SeaMark fabric is UV-, water-, mildew- and fade-resistant, and the back has a waterproof finish. SeaMark is backed by a five-year limited manufacturer’s warranty, and is available in 18 colors » www.rexpeggfabrics.com
Vinyl coating 08 SEM Marine Vinyl Coat is a flexible coating for restoring or changing the color of marine vinyl. It restores sun-faded or stained vinyl seats to a like-new condition. Improved UV resistance will keep refurbished seats looking beautiful for years to come. Vinyl Coat also works for restoring plastic. » www.rexpeggfabrics.com
PTFE thread 09 SolarFix is a PTFE marine- and awning-grade thread guaranteed for the usable life of the material. The 2000-denier thread has a break strength of approximately 15 pounds, and is available in 14 colors sold in 8-ounce spools. » www.rexpeggfabrics.com
Hinges 10 Bainbridge International’s stainless steel concave hinges (G702S and G704S) are made from 316 stainless steel; the G702S is a 1-inch post mount, and G704S is 1-inch fork mount. Additionally, the concave base allows for rail/ tube mounting. » www.bainbridgeint.com
Fasteners 11 Bainbridge International’s German-made Loxx fasteners offer positive locking for boats and cars. » www.bainbridgeint.com
Outdoor fabric 12 A third wider, high-performance WeatherMAX from Safety Components is now available in 80-inch width. UV-resistant WeatherMAX is woven from 100 percent pigment solution-dyed SaturaMax, and is finished with breathable HydroMax for water, dirt and mildew resistance. Available colors in the 80-inch width are black, light charcoal and captain navy. » www.weatherMAX.com.
Low-VOC coating 13 Nautical-coatings specialists Sea Hawk introduces low-VOC versions of its Tuff Stuff Premium Blister Protection System. The Tuff Stuff LOW VOC products comply with rigid VOC limits set by the California Air Quality Management Board and offer marine service professionals and do-it-yourselfers a low-volatile organic compound alternative when applying water barrier or corrosion protection coatings to their vessels. Yielding the same results as the original Tuff Stuff products, the new Tuff Stuff LOW VOC offers blister protection on fiberglass or as a bilge coating because of its resistance to both water and oil. As a universal primer, Tuff Stuff LOW VOC can also be used for corrosion protection on most metals below the waterline and for priming any metal surface. » www.seahawkpaints.com
Stainless steel bolster clip 14 The Premium 316 stainless-steel bolster clips attach bolsters and cushions and are polished to a fine finish with no sharp edges to protect upholstery. » www.bainbridgeint.com
Punch hand tools 15 Bainbridge International’s lever-action hole punch hand tools include models C135 for Lift-The-Dot sockets and C136 for Common-Sense eyelets. The single-handed operation offers improved flexibility while the new design reduces fatigue failures. » www.bainbridgeint.com
Q-SNAP 16 Q-SNAP is a secured press-fastener with a stretch-function featuring a ring underneath the cloth and a hook on deck. The combination turns the fastener into a secured connection that won’t pop loose, while it incorporates a stretch function (lever). The cloth stretches to overcome tension. Q-SNAP is the only fastener in seawater-resistant 316 stainless steel. Underneath the Q-SNAP stud is a thin silicone layer that keeps the stud from twisting, prevents tension corrosion and holds different attaching methods (either with self-tapping screw, M4, self-drilling screw or blind rivet, all in 316 stainless steel) all pre-assembled for fast installation of the cover maker. Q-SNAP is available in seven colors. The small hook also features a stud-cover to protect feet and clothes. » www.surefas.com
Fasteners 17 The PERFIX system uses a smooth round receiver on deck, and the design of the corrosion-free button offers a perfect grip, even in cold and wet conditions. Easily replace older pieces without making extra holes in deck or cover. Currently available in white and blue with an accompanying toolkit for installation. » www.surefas.com
Hook washer 18 Bainbridge International’s E714WT rigid hook washer screws through center or glues to the hull and features a surface design that attaches to seat cushions using Velcro loop style products. Available in packs of 25 pieces (white only). » www.bainbridgeint.com
Plastic welder 19 Urethane Supply Co. unveils 6066-CG Nitrocell Nitrogen Plastic Welder. It is designed to generate its own nitrogen gas from shop air and requires no onboard air compressor. The 6066-CG Nitrocell employs a three-stage filter to clean impurities from the air, and then uses sophisticated membrane technology to extract an endless supply of nitrogen. A low-pressure safety switch automatically cuts power to the heating element, protecting it from overheating if the flow drops too low. The welder also features a melt-proof silicone and fiberglass braided hot air welder hose; a heavy-duty, American-made welding cart with built-in holders for heating elements; tools and supplies; and an air manifold with auxiliary outlets for air tool attachments. The nitrogen generator can also be used to fill tires or supply gas to other apparatus requiring nitrogen. » www.urethanesupply.com
EVA material 20 SeaDek’s non-skid, marine grade EVA material is made from UV-protected, closed-cell foam and features micro-dot and brushed textured surfaces for enhanced non-slip characteristics. Formulated with a 3M acrylic-based high-bond pressure sensitive adhesive, SeaDek’s peel-and-stick application is easy to install and requires no additional glues or contact cements. SeaDek provides protection for boat surfaces and noise reduction characteristics, and can be tailored to fit a wide variety of applications on just about any type of boat. » www.seadek.com
Fasteners 21 SUREFAS brings modern technology to bear on a long-standing problem: making press fasteners truly corrosion free. CAF-316 is the only press fastener in 316 stainless steel making it even seawater resistant. The installation is like a normal press fastener, with either hand tools, pliers or (semi) automatic machines. CAF-316 is available in seven colors. » www.surefas.com