Shade Solution Evolution

September 1st, 2020

Design tips for removable shade structures that bring value to clients and profit to fabricators. by Sigrid Tornquist Boat enthusiasts have always sought shade solutions. It’s a matter of survival and comfort. And it’s also a matter of aesthetics. It’s been 30 years since Mike Erickson, CEO and owner of Canvas Designers® Inc. in Riviera […]

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Choosing seating materials and finishes

September 1st, 2019

By Terri Madden I moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1995 with a degree in textile design and experience in custom fabrication for residential spaces, leather bags and apparel. Fortunately, my brother-in-law had a fledgling canvas business specializing in exterior marine fabrication that desperately needed skilled employees. I was fascinated to learn about materials that […]

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Safety Components grows management team

May 1st, 2017

To optimize the production and inventory of its high-performance technical fabrics, Safety Components has named Ana-Maria Petrea as merchandise planning manager. John Pierce, WeatherMAX® product manager, made the announcement. Petrea will manage planning for Safety Components’ rapidly growing product lines, such as WeatherMAX performance outdoor fabric, Armor AP™, Glide Ice™ and PBI Max™ structural firefighting […]

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WeatherMAX® 80 warranty extended to 10 years

January 1st, 2017

Safety Components has extended the limited warranty of WeatherMAX® 80 to 10 years. The change became effective October 1, 2016. UV-resistant WeatherMAX 80 is woven from 100 percent pigment solution-dyed fibers. It has a breathable finish that resists water, dirt and mildew. Safety Components’s WeatherMAX holds U.S. and Canadian patents. Safety Components manufactures technical fabrics […]

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Accent on marine innovation

September 1st, 2016

Textiles that combine performance and aesthetics please fabricators and customers Sun and water are the iconic companions of leisure and recreation. However, if you are a marine fabricator, those same elements can also play an adversarial role. Marine fabrics should protect the people and equipment on board from the effects of heat, UV radiation and […]

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WeatherMAX 80 earns U.S. patent

November 6th, 2015

Safety Components Fabric Technologies Inc., Greenville, S.C., was awarded U.S. patent 9,121,131 on its technical outdoor fabric WeatherMAX™ 80, for which it also holds a Canadian patent. WeatherMAX 80 is made using 100 percent pigment solution-dyed SaturaMAX™ for maximum color retention. The water resistance comes from Safety Components' proprietary HydroMax™ finish and unique construction. This […]

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