• Efficiency artists

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: Editorial

    Marine fabrication businesses are an interesting mix of custom and ready-made. On the one hand, much of the work is manufactured to order, and each project requires unique tweaks and adjustments to the design and fabrication processes. But there are also times your shop becomes a mini factory and the same tasks are repeated over [...]

  • 2021 State of the Industry Report

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: News

    More than 300 people representing organizations in the industrial fabrics industry responded to an online 2021 State of the Industry survey conducted January–March 2021 on behalf of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) about their businesses pre-pandemic (2019) and during the pandemic (2020), as well as their outlook for the future. Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) [...]

  • New members join MFA

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: News

    The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) provides resources and programs for marine fabricators and establishes standards of excellence for business practices, products and craftsmanship. The MFA is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). Join the only trade association today that represents the entire specialty fabrics and advanced textiles industry in the world. To [...]

  • Substance and style

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Delivering powerful protection from extreme precipitation and moisture, Sunbrella® SeaMark® is a top-rated marine-grade fabric that doesn’t sacrifice style. Fabricated from Sunbrella performance fabric with a 100 percent impervious waterproof backing, the product is available in a range of colors for use on biminis, dodgers and cockpit enclosures, as well as restaurant patio enclosures, awnings [...]

  • Durable elegance

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Made to withstand adverse weather conditions, DUO is 100 percent water repellent with a natural appearance and agreeable texture. The reversable two-sided technical fabric is durable, lightweight and offers high UV-radiation resistance and eliminates condensation with a specific anti-mold treatment. Recommended for marine applications, upholstery and awnings. Easy to handle and dries quickly. www.decoabrusci.us

  • Lightweight and waterproof

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Waterproof yet breathable Tempotest Marine Coated fabric is lightweight compared to other waterproof products, and its acrylic back coat will remain clear and flexible. The fabric has high colorfastness and comes in a wide range of colors with a 10-year warranty. Recommended for boat covers, bimini tops, sun shades, sprayhoods, enclosures, awnings and canopies. www.miamicorp.com

  • Luxury on the water

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: Products

    UV-stable Trevira CS Outdoor textiles are inherently flame retardant and are recommended for indoor use to comply with fire safety regulations and outdoor use where materials are required to perform against tearing and the elements. Appropriate for drapes, decorative fabrics, upholstery materials, sunscreen systems, wallcoverings or bedding textiles on cruise ships and other marine applications. [...]

  • Horizon upholstery collection expands

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Sunbrella® announces two new colorways for Horizon™, the brand’s signature marine vinyl fabric that offers industry-leading protection against microbial pinking. Capriccio Salt is a clean and crisp shade that provides a versatile base to coordinate against any palette, from neutrals to brights to warm and cool tones. Capriccio Pacific Blue is a bright and sophisticated [...]

  • New colors for solar protection

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Serge Ferrari introduces a new color collection for three of its most popular solar protection fabrics: Soltis® Horizon 86, Soltis® Perform 92 and Soltis® Opaque B92. The new collections include several new colors including Shea, Taupe, Celestial Grey, Brick, French Blue and True Black. Soltis Harmony 86 introduces five new colors, Soltis Perform Harmony introduces [...]

  • Bedding projects that wow

    Published On: July 1, 2021Categories: Features

    There are many factors to keep in mind when designing a bedding project, such as how the fabrics used contribute to the overall impression of the space. Particular care must be taken when mixed fabrics and textures are selected by the client for the bed in order to ensure they mesh well together, as shown [...]

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