• LED illuminating fabric

    Published On: March 17, 2022Categories: Products

    Kanvaslight® by Guardtex is an illuminating fabric that can be used in applications like bimini tops, seating, awnings and sunshades. The UL-certified technology allows textile structures to be used as a broad lighting surface. The two-component system, a light injector and an illuminating fabric, is designed so that no electricity is flowing through the fabric. [...]

  • Success: Despite and because of

    Published On: March 1, 2022Categories: Editorial

    The marine fabrication business often seems like a business of nothing but problems. Supply chain bottlenecks, a lack of employees, demanding customers and too little time to address the ever-growing waitlist. But it’s also a business filled with problem solvers. That’s the beauty of working with marine fabricators: they find ways to excel despite, and [...]

  • 2022 MFA Conference: Energy, excitement and relief

    Published On: March 1, 2022Categories: News

    With 46 exhibitors and 220 attendees, the show floor at the 2022 MFA Conference buzzed with energetic and productive conversations. After a year’s hiatus, the 2022 Marine Fabricators Conference that took place Jan. 13-15 at Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms, S.C., came roaring back with laughter, learning and gratitude. With a total [...]

  • New members join MFA

    Published On: March 1, 2022Categories: News

    A1A Canvas  Key West, Fla. www.a1acanvas.com Boat Guys  Sarasota, Fla. www.boatguys.com Bow To Stern Upholstery and Repair LLC  Merritt Island, Fla. www.bowtosternupholstery.com Can Do Canvas Tequesta, Fla. www.candocanvas.com Cluny Point Canvas  Lakeville, N.Y. C Squared Canvas  Jensen Beach, Fla. www.csquaredcanvas.com Marine Canvas of Charleston LLC  Mount Pleasant, S.C.  www.marinecanvascharleston.com Martin4 LLC  Madison, Wis. Pat O’Briens [...]

  • Industry Events

    Published On: March 1, 2022Categories: Events

    April 12, 2022 Fabricators Conference and Showcase 2022  Northcoast Canvas Training Workshops Port Clinton, Ohio www.ifai.com/event/fabricators-conference-and-showcase-2022 October 12–14, 2022 IFAI Expo 2022 Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, N.C. www.ifai.com/event/ifai-expo-2022 March 10–13, 2022 Northwest Sportshow  Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, Minn. www.northwestsportshow.com March 25–27, 2022 Savannah Boat Show  Savannah Convention Center Savannah, Ga. www.savannahboatshow.com

  • Performance-enhanced marine fabric

    Published On: March 1, 2022Categories: Products

    Armada, a durable, cost-effective line of coated marine fabrics has been further performance enhanced with the addition of Forbid SRT®, a proprietary topcoat by Enduratex. Adding the topcoat increases the performance value and longevity of its upholstery applications, which include marine, outdoor and general seating. Available in 40-yard rolls, 54” width and is 100 percent [...]

  • Easier bimini deployment hardware

    Published On: March 1, 2022Categories: Products

    Accon Marine’s 415-TB Bimini Release hardware makes biminis and sunshades easier to deploy and stow. Built from polished 316 stainless steel, the low-profile surface-mount base installs with two #10 screws; a cutout isn’t needed. Unlike some marine shade solutions that require screws, pins or sewing hardware onto the webbing, the bimini-side of the two-piece fitting [...]

  • Expanded colors for marine, awning acrylics

    Published On: March 1, 2022Categories: Products

    Recasens USA has introduced an expanded selection of colors for its RECacril 60” fabric collection. Favored in the marine industry for its exceptional color resistance to high salinity conditions, the expanded collection is made from the same solution-dyed acrylic fibers as the traditional 47” width and is used extensively for both marine and awning applications. [...]

  • Kooler vinyl seating

    Published On: March 1, 2022Categories: Products

    Morbern’s Koolfab™ is a new built-in technology that keeps vinyl from heating to searing temperatures—even on dark colors, including black. Using built-in IR reflective technology to prevent the vinyl from reaching sizzling temperatures in the hot sun, it allows the vinyl to reflect the sun’s rays away instead of absorbing them, so the surface stays [...]

  • Vegan indoor/outdoor fabric

    Published On: March 1, 2022Categories: Products

    Ultrafabrics® has launched Coast, a vegan indoor/outdoor performance fabric for hospitality, residential and marine markets. The fabric is water-resistant in environments where both chlorinated and salt water are a danger to furniture. It features enhanced UV resistance and colorfastness to sunlight and remains cool to the touch even on the hottest summer days. With a [...]