Tougher transparency

March 1, 2018

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, This reduces …

Colorful window coverings

Phifer Inc. has added 16 new fabrics to its SheerWeave® Style 5000 line, expanding the current line of 36 patterns in its decorative window covering fabric collection. These additional patterns, previously available only through exclusive sourcing, are now in stock in a 98 inch width. The fabrics feature Microban® antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the …

Advanced awning fabric

Cooley Group has launched Weathertyte® PLUS, a premier product designed for use in commercial awning applications as well as marine and other markets. The product features the benefits of the original flagship Weathertyte® fabric, with a softer hand, superior strength, improved weldability and bolder image quality. It offers the high performance of vinyl with the …

New compact fiber laser welding system

January 11, 2018

Amada Miyachi America has introduced the updated LMWS Pulsed Fiber Laser Welding System, a highly configurable, compact unit designed for lean manufacturing. The system features a versatile high-power, high-speed laser available in 20-70 Watt (W) powers for welding metals and plastics. The LMWS is ideal for welding dissimilar metals, including copper to aluminum, aluminum to …

EVA foam cleaner

January 1, 2018

SC Wake’s Boat Juice is formulated for cleaning the surface dirt off ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA ) non-skid foam boat flooring. Available in a convenient 32 oz. spray bottle, the cleaner is easy to use and requires only soft scrubbing and a rinse. The product is nontoxic, colorfast and environmentally friendly and is safe on upholstery …

New flexible enclosure products

Covestro has launched two new flexible marine enclosure products—Makrolon® Marine 5 and Makrolon® VR. Both provide high optical clarity, low distortion and exceptional durability. Marine 5 is designed for the most demanding conditions. It provides the highest weathering performance and two-sided hard coat protection against abrasion, UV and chemicals. VR is an alternative to vinyl …

Heavy-duty marine shears

Kretzer introduces new Spirale 10-inch and 12-inch drop forged tailor’s shears with a thinner blade and highly pointed tip making cutting into corners and tight spots easier. A new, flatter screw system makes these shears easier to holster, and a lock washer in combination with a spring washer helps to keep tension on the blades …

Tough marine zip

Sunbrella® Performance Zippers feature tape made using 100 percent Sunbrella fibers, giving them the inherent performance characteristics of all Sunbrella textiles–UV and fade resistance, mold and mildew resistance and bleach cleanability–while the specially-designed WX zipper teeth keep wind and water out. The line also features IDEAL Fastener Corporation’s patented QRX technology for quick release with …

High performance cushion fabrics

Phifer’s new 2018 GeoBella® cushion and Phifertex® sling fabrics lines are marked by water-inspired blues and greens and varied textures. The GeoBella line of high-end, performance cushion fabrics mirror the comfort of indoor furniture yet have the stability, strength and durability needed for high-traffic applications. Phifertex high performance fabrics for outdoor seating are woven to …

Luxurious boat flooring

Infinity Woven Products LLC has introduced new designs to its Pattern Series collections of Luxury Woven Vinyl™ (LWV) flooring to the marine aftermarket. Manufactured and supplied in America, the newest designs are Current, Flax and Abacá, all created on state-of-the-art jacquard looms which manipulate individual yarns to form vibrant woven designs. Infinity’s LWV flooring is …