• Success at every age

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: Editorial

    There is a ritual (some would say a bad habit) where each generation complains about the generation that comes after it. “Young people today are (lazy, selfish, self-involved, distracted, demanding, impatient…fill in the blank).” Some young people are sometimes those things. And some older folks are sometimes those things too. But young or old, the [...]

  • Textile industry prospers in 2022 despite challenges

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: News

    After two years of uncertainty and global crises, the industrial fabrics industry is prospering, according to the 2022 State of the Industry Report conducted by the Advanced Textile Association (ATA, formerly IFAI). Nearly 300 ATA members responded to the annual survey. Despite some ongoing challenges, most respondents believe the future looks positive.  A sunny outlook, [...]

  • New members join MFA

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: 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 Advanced Textiles Association, formerly known as IFAI. Join the only trade association today that represents the entire specialty fabrics and advanced textiles industry in the [...]

  • Industry Events

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: Events

    All calendar events are subject to change. Please check websites for updated information. Sept. 16–17, 2022MFA Southeast Regional WorkshopCanvas Designers Inc.Riviera Beach, Fla.textiles.org/marineworkshops Oct. 12–14, 2022IFAI Expo 2022Charlotte Convention CenterCharlotte, N.C.ifaiexpo.com Nov. 11–12, 2022MFA Southwest Regional WorkshopSewLong–Custom Covers LLCSugarHouse IndustriesSalt Lake City, Utahtextiles.org/marineworkshops Jan. 26–28, 2023MFA Conference 2023 Sheraton New OrleansNew Orleans, La.textiles.org/marineconference Sept. 27–29, 2022IBEX [...]

  • Stay-cool vinyl

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: Products

    Sonar with ChromaCool™ vinyl is a marine-grade material designed to stay cool even after prolonged sun exposure. Designed to reflect sunlight and block UV rays, it keeps coated fabrics 30 degrees cooler than standard black vinyl. For use in marine, outdoor and stadium seating, golf carts and many other applications. rexpeggfabrics.com 

  • Upholstery cleaner for synthetic leathers

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: Products

    Bling Sauce has added Mild Soap Sauce to its upholstery cleaning collection. Specially formulated to clean cool touch vinyl and synthetic leathers, the cleaner has been approved by leading OEM vinyl and upholstery manufacturers for specialty fabrics prohibiting the use of anything other than the use of mild soap. The cleaner repels mold, mildew and [...]

  • Coated fabric line adds new colors

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: Products

    Trivantage’s Hydrofend®, an exclusive solution-dyed polyester with a proprietary high-performance back coating, is now available in mahogany brown and hunter green colorways. The new additions were created based on customer feedback and will be offered with matching binding. The fabric is designed to balance high water resistance with breathability. Its multipurpose applications include boat covers, [...]

  • New shade fabrics collection

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: Products

    The Sunbrella® Emerge Collection is a versatile and vibrant collection that highlights a host of new yarns from calming blues to muted earth tones that pairs classic colors with modern hues. With 11 patterns and 35 colors, the collection is suitable for a variety of indoor and outdoor upholstery applications, from sofa covers to patio [...]

  • Premium multilayer memory foam

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: Products

    CushionCraft Comfort Premium+ foam is a luxurious multilayer memory foam with Supportive Air Technology fused over a Comfort Premium support core. The top layer dissipates heat to ensure comfort at any temperature. The premium support core provides excellent joint and body relief and relaxation. Recommended uses include indoor couch and chair cushions, mattresses and marine [...]

  • Pinking-free comfort

    Published On: September 1, 2022Categories: Products

    Exclusively available at Keyston Bros., Neptune offers a five-year limited warranty with a three-year limited warranty against microbial pinking. Available in 19 colors, its two-way stretch allows for easy fabrication and long-term comfort and performance. Mold and mildew resistant, UV resistant, cold crack to -10 F, 32 ounces, incredibly soft and easy to clean. keystonbros.com