• 2022 MFA Conference registration now open

    Published On: September 24, 2021Categories: Events, Industry News

    Registration is open, and the full conference schedule is available for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 13-15, 2022, at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C.  The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help marine fabricators cultivate industry connections, improve their efficiency and increase revenue. [...]

  • Community connections

    Published On: September 1, 2021Categories: Editorial

    With or without COVID-19 restrictions, many fabricators spend a lot of time alone. Aside from interactions with clients and employees, fabrication work itself is often performed solo, either onboard or in the shop. Given the solitary nature of this profession, finding ways to make industry connections is crucial. Otherwise, where do you get your design [...]

  • Industry Events

    Published On: September 1, 2021Categories: Events

    All calendar events are subject to change. Please check websites for updated information. Nov. 2–4, 2021 IFAI Expo 2021 Music City Center  Nashville, Tenn. www.ifaiexpo.com Jan. 13–15, 2022 MFA Conference 2022  Wild Dunes, Charleston’s Island Resort Isle of Palms, S.C. www.marine.ifai.com/marine-fabricators-conference Sept. 23–26, 2021 Norwalk Boat Show  Norwalk Cove Marina Norwalk, Conn. www.boatshownorwalk.com Sept. 28–30, [...]

  • Leather-like upholstery fabric

    Published On: September 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Stamskin® Top Club has a new leather-grain texture for the already popular Stamskin Top upholstery range. Available in 15 modern colors, the fabric emulates the look of worn leather and performs well in demanding environments such as outdoor, marine and hospitality. Rated as a heavy-duty material, it withstands more than 600,000 double rubs in Wyzenbook [...]

  • Corrosion-free screw stud

    Published On: September 1, 2021Categories: Products

    The CAF-COMPO composite screw stud blends with any design. Now introducing new M6-threaded versions that are suitable for installation on aluminum or steel, offering a 100 percent corrosion-free solution. No galvanic action on window profiles or other aluminum or steel surfaces. The stud is the lower part of a snap or press fastener system. Available [...]

  • Smooth and comfortable seating

    Published On: September 1, 2021Categories: Products

    For exterior and interior boat seating, Causeway features a polycarbonate-based top coating for ease of cleaning and extended performance. It offers durability, stretch and recovery, color retention, and water and mildew resistance. Available in 16 embossed colors, it comes in marine fabric, Roll-N-Pleat and Foam Back styles. May be paired with matching marine-grade hidem gimp [...]

  • Vegan leather upholstery fabric

    Published On: September 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Compo-SiL® silicone rubber-based marine leather is a green alternative to toxic leather and leatherette materials used for interior and exterior marine upholstery. Non-toxic and free of PPA, lead, latex and halogens, it is maintenance-free and easy to clean. It withstands the harsh sunlight and salt-rich ocean environment, is mildew resistant and can be customized to [...]

  • Chic yet durable fabrics

    Published On: September 1, 2021Categories: Products

    Designtex has launched four fabrics that look and feel like silk and velvet, but they’re tough enough to be used in any environment. Glimmer has the subtle, metallic glow of raw silk, but it’s decked out in a tough topcoat that stands up to whatever comes its way. Nook, a hybrid textile with a silicone [...]

  • Alternatives to mattress foam

    Published On: September 1, 2021Categories: Products

    As mattress manufacturers grapple with industry-wide foam shortages, Precision Textiles fiber products can be used in a mattress’s top comfort layer as well as an alternative to firmer foams that support spring units. Ecoloft is high-quality quilting fiber, Ecoloft Lux combines down alternative pillow fill with bicomponent polyester, and Vertically Lapped Densified Eco-Pads are formulated [...]

  • Shade sails on land and sea

    Published On: September 1, 2021Categories: Features

    A blast of color is a good thing when your fabric is adorning a playground, like these shade sails designed by Wyckam Fabric Creations in Keizer, Ore. But the growth in popularity of shade sails has as much to do with function as it does with form. Photo: Wyckam Fabric Creations. Honing your math skills [...]

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