2022 MFA Conference registration now open

September 24, 2021  |  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 …
Supporting employees’ mental health

September 1, 2021  |  Business

Employers can help shift post-pandemic priorities from surviving to thriving. By Courtney Patt As we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been reflecting on the year that was—or perhaps wasn’t. For a vast number of folks, priorities have shifted from simply surviving to remai…
Community connections

September 1, 2021  |  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 connectio…
Industry Events

September 1, 2021  |  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.co…
Leather-like upholstery fabric

September 1, 2021  |  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, …
Corrosion-free screw stud

September 1, 2021  |  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 lowe…
Smooth and comfortable seating

September 1, 2021  |  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-…
Vegan leather upholstery fabric

September 1, 2021  |  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 sal…
Chic yet durable fabrics

September 1, 2021  |  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 s…
Alternatives to mattress foam

September 1, 2021  |  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 pi…