2016 New Product Showcase

Published On: January 1, 2016Categories: Features, Products

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.

Awning fabric
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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