Vinyl template made for sizing grommets

July 1, 2008

METALgrommets.com developed GROMMETsizer, a heavy-duty vinyl template for sizing grommets, ropes, cables and barbs. Users determine the size of grommets by the identity and flange. The GROMMETsizer is made from clear vinyl to lay over the project. It includes a chart with dimensions for grommets, centering rule in both centimeters and inches, and a common …

Gel keeps zippers and snaps working with ease

May 1, 2008

E-Z Snap Zipper and Snap Lube from Iosso Products is a thick gel that is meant to keep zippers and snaps used on bimini tops, boat covers, windshields and other marine items working with ease. The user applies a dab inside the head of a metal snap, or a few dabs along the length of …

Furniture weight fabrics designed for marine interiors

Glen Raven’s Sunbrella Yachting Collection of furniture weight fabrics is specifically designed for marine interiors and other fabric applications for powerboat owners and sailors. The line features yarn colors and textures that produce fabrics with a sophisticated style and a classic marine look and feel. The Yachting Collection is collaborated with OEMs, marine fabricators and …

Heavy-duty grommets ideal for many applications

Fasnap’s grommet line includes rolled rim grommets with spur washers in size #0 to #5.5. The grommets are available in brass, brass/nickel and brass/black oxide, and can be set using a variety of methods. These heavy-duty grommets are ideal for tarps, awnings, coated products, and sign and banner applications. SOURCE Fasnap

Marine grade vinyl available in leopard print

Great Lakes Fabrics distributes Leopard, a custom printed marine-grade vinyl with a hair-like texture embossed on the surface. This vinyl is ideal for marine, snowmobile, commercial and residential applications. It’s scratch resistant to 30,000 rubs with #8 duck, is cold-crack rated at minus 25 degrees, and meets flammability specifications. Colors include black/white and brow/tan. SOURCE …

Extreme edge seals work with variety of materials

Xtreme Seal Ultra Seal has a wide, flat profile with turned-down front and rear edges for flatter finished edge seals, and is designed for use with Common Sense fasteners. New V-Seal has a smaller “V” design for a basic smart seal at openings, and around vertical poles, radar arches and cutouts in marine fabrication applications. …

Vinyl laminate resists mildew and UV rays

Vicar International Sun & Sea vinyl laminate resists mildew and UV rays, and can be used for installations in sunny, humid climates, including golf cart enclosures and boat covers. Available in 15 colors, the matte-embossed PVC vinyl is heat sealable, flame retardant and laminated with a 100-percent polyester scrim insert. SOURCE Vicar International

Fabricators and boat builders review new solid marine fabric colors

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics is testing six new Sunbrella solid marine colors during marine trade shows, and with customers. The six new colors include copper, butter cream, air, corn silk, palm and eggshell. Boat hull colors and consumer trends inspired the new colors. Anderson Hicks, marine and awning fabric designer, and Derek Robinson, marine market …

Upholstery fabric features punched pattern and knit backing

Punch from Omnova Solutions is the newest Nautolex marine exterior design featuring an embossed “punched” pattern and knit backing. It is ideal for designers who want to add subtle visual interest to the trim without adding another color. Punch is protected by Omnova’s PreFixx finish, and is durable, versatile, and UV and mildew resistant. Applications …

PTFE thread available in fade-resistant colors

March 1, 2008

Gore Tenara Sewing Thread is available in fade-resistant colors to match fabric designs. Clear thread is available to blend with fabric colors. The polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) thread is UV- and weather-resistant, so it won’t rot or decay in the sun or saltwater. Tenara Sewing Thread is also chemical resistant and remains unaffected by acid rain, chemical …