EPT’s XTRM Ply SoundSafe™ is uniquely designed to act as an acoustic barrier, reducing noise transmission through floors, walls and ceilings. It is a smooth, reinforced high-density Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) recommended as an acoustic wrap for machinery, equipment and ductwork.
A typical application consists of applying the product over studs, joists or suspended ceilings. It can be screwed, stapled, nailed or hung like a curtain using grommets.
Engineered Polymer Technologies, Hillside, N.J., U.S.A.
+1 908 558 0011, www.epttech.com
The Italian-designed 2040 is a retractable awning mounted on a painted and galvanized steel square bar. The semi-cassette model features a rounded cassette and stainless steel chain arms that fold for easy manipulation. The model’s patented tipping system allows the user to adjust the awning’s inclination without touching the cassette itself. The semi-cassette design protects the fabric without the need for an additional hood. Available in both wall and ceiling installations.
BAT Group, Chester, N.Y., U.S.A.
+39 049 657311, www.batgroup.com
The New Plain collection is part of the Sauleda Sensations Solar Pro family of 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic upholstery, sun shade and awning fabrics. Known for its colorfastness and durability, the new Masacril® fabric line includes 12 rich colors that represent earthy elements and tonalities. These fabrics provide excellent weather resistance and a high degree of protection against ultraviolet UV-B rays to ensure minimal degradation.
Sauleda, Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 397150, www.sauleda.com
Serge Ferrari’s Soltis Proof Vivo™ is a printable awning fabric with a natural fiber-woven appearance. Waterproof fabric is appropriate for commercial and retail awnings and canopies, pergolas, umbrellas and small tent structures. A coated polyester, the fabric utilizes a printable matte varnish and is compatible with UV, latex, eco-solvent and solvent-based inks. The lightweight material has excellent tensile and tear strength, is UV and mold resistant and is backed by an 8-year warranty for static applications. Available in the United States exclusively through Trivantage.
Trivantage, Glen Raven, N.C., U.S.A.
800 786 1876, www.trivantage.com
The new Angle pattern collection from Designtex is a vibrant mix of colors, geometric shapes and textures that fit together like a puzzle. Constructed using Sunbrella® solution-dyed yarns, the fabric collection offers versatile, high-performance upholstery textiles suitable for both interior and outdoor spaces. Available in nine colors, the fabric has a stain-repellent finish, is bleach cleanable and stands up to heavy commercial use.
Designtex, New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
800 221 1540, www.designtex.com
Tougher boat topping
Spradling USA’s uTOPia HD™ is a boat topping fabric that is heavier and stronger than many other boat toppings available. The 100 percent solution-dyed polyester boat topping features high UV light resistance and colorfastness. Available in a variety of colors in 100-yard rolls, the new fabric is an improved formulation of topping offering twice the denier of other toppings on the market, according to the manufacturer.
Spradling USA, Pelham, Ala., U.S.A.
800 333 0955, www.spradlingvinyl.com