Tougher transparent vinyl

December 21, 2017

Robeco’s newest flexible transparent vinyl provides another film option for the marine and industrial fabrics industries. GlassClear® adds a scratch-resistant coating to both sides of its one ply 030 Clear Extruded Vinyl product. Supplied in roll form, this newest product option allows users to unroll only what they need for a specific job, reducing waste …

SBA Microloan Program celebrates 25 years

December 19, 2017

This month marks 25 years since the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched its Microloan Program. The program is designed to support microlending to businesses throughout the United States by providing loan capital and grants. The aim is to provide small businesses, otherwise unable to secure capital, with the financial support required to grow their …

2018 Boat Show Award entries being accepted

December 14, 2017

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced at the boat show on February 16. Deadline for entry is January 8. Full program details and requirements can be found at www.miamiboatshow.com/show-awards. The Innovation Award program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association …

New powerboat registrations up in October

December 12, 2017

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through October 2017. Advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.7 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling twelve-month (R12M) period through October. Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through October (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led …

IFAI Expo 2018 call for presentations

December 6, 2017

IFAI Expo 2018 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. Expo will be held October 15-18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Submit now! The Call for Presentations deadline is January 12, 2018.  Categories Advanced Textiles  Shade and Weather Protection Specialty Fabrics  General Business Benefits of Presenting Build your reputation as an industry expert Share your knowledge …

IFAI Canada Expo 2018

Canada Expo 2018 is like no other event – a unique opportunity to meet manufacturers and businesses face-to-face and immerse yourself in new knowledge and leading edge solutions. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the latest in the specialty fabrics industry through the sights, sounds and innovations of the exhibit floor. Register now! Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours …

International Boating Report Available

The newly released international Recreational Boating Industry Statistics report is now available to National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) members. Published by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), the report details 80 percent of the world’s leisure boating business with data covering a broad range of industry segments, with new reporting this year from …

New videos help fight aquatic invasive species

December 5, 2017

CD3, a company dedicated to providing resources to fight aquatic invasive species, is sharing free videos on its website to educate boaters and industry professionals. These include videos for battling invasive species on specific boat types including cruisers, ski boats, fishing boats and pontoon boats. In addition, videos on the CD3 website offer instruction on …