• Weather-resistant,antimicrobial upholstery

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Sol-Out® has launched a new collection of 100% acrylic antimicrobial outdoor upholstery fabrics that combine two specialty fibers: Durashine™, a high-performance solution-dyed acrylic fiber that provides excellent colorfastness and UV resistance; and Amicor™, which provides permanent antimicrobial qualities by incorporating additives into the core of the fiber. Color brilliancy, durability and microbial protection suitable for [...]

  • New members join MFA

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: News

    Anchored Boat Covers LLCJeady Lozada+1 404 862 9262Flowery Branch, Ga. BC Marine Canvas Lee Braytonwww.bcmarinecanvasri.comJohnston, R.I. Canvas King Erik Richard Petersoncanvaskingandco.comSpring Lake, Mich. Georges River CanvasAnne Mahlewww.georgesrivercanvas.comRockland, Maine Workshop i Trosa ABDragan Durbabawww.workshopab.seTrosa, Sweden Zimco Marina ServicesDonald R Zimmerwww.zimco.usEnglewood, Fla.

  • New marine vinyl, cooler seating

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Utilizing a change in the pigment, OMNOVA’s CoolComfort™ technology allows heat and light to reflect more optimally off of seating upholstery, creating up to a 15-degree F cooler seating experience. This technology can be added as an upgrade to the company’s broad portfolio of marine and transportation vinyl upholstery including Beacon, the newest addition to [...]

  • 2021 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: Features, MFA Excellence Awards

    Sponsored by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), the Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in marine fabrication. The entries are judged by a panel of certified marine professionals. Awards of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement Awards are given in each category. The MFA recognizes two Awards of Distinction, chosen from the Award of [...]

  • Next-gen marine and awning fabric

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Available in three different product categories; SolarShade, SolarShade FR, and SolarShade Plus FR offer breathability, high water repellency, mildew resistance, and outstanding strength and durability. Crafted from advanced staple fiber and spun 100% solution-dyed polyester yarns, these products provide exceptional value at their price point, and after being tried and tested in the field, have [...]

  • Husband and wife teams

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: Features

    Charlene Clark says she “took a leap of faith” and left her job in the hospitality industry to help Chandler Clark run Signature CanvasMakers. “We didn’t realize back then that working together and having a common focus to build a successful business would ultimately bring us closer as a couple,” says Chandler. A Juggling Act [...]

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  • Obstacles to success

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: Editorial

    In a former life I managed a large team of writers and editors. My job, as I saw it, was to remove obstacles that prevented the team from being successful. These obstacles were the same for every person on the team: a lack of focus, perfectionism, poor time management, difficulty with conflict and a lack [...]

  • Technology is no longer the future—it’s now

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: Exterior

    Darren Arthur in his New Jersey-based shop, Nautilux Custom Canvas. Arthur says his focus is on incorporating and developing technology standards for the industry while maintaining the craft. By Darren Arthur So, what is all this buzz about technology within the marine canvas industry? Some use it, some don’t, but within the next few years [...]

  • Tougher threads

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Sunguard+ UVR bonded polyester thread goes through a state-of-the-art twisting, bonding and dying process to ensure the highest quality of colorfastness and performance. It provides protection against cleaning chemicals, UV rays and seam leakage. It is resistant to mold, mildew, chlorine and bromine. Added nanotechnology prolongs the life of the thread outdoors and helps meet [...]

  • Inspiration

    Published On: March 1, 2021Categories: Shop Techniques

    Award of Excellence/Award of Distinction (Upholstery) Marine Exterior Upholstery B's Kustom KreationsJefferson City, Mo. U.S.A. www.bkkllc.com This elegant project by B's Kustom Kreations won an Award of Excellence in the Marine Exterior Upholstery category and an Award of Distinction in the Upholstery category. The project included recovering the upper side panels, buckets seats and rear seats, [...]