Repel dirt, water and sun

March 1, 2008  |  Products

Problem: Rough-duty acrylic and canvas products sustain heavy sun damage and abrasion, leading to seam leaks. Solution: Spray-on SolarGuard® by Solarbloc repels dirt, grease, water, oil and sun, increasing fabric life by up to 15 percent, according to the manufacturer. The product creates a self-he…
Reduce tent window scratches

March 1, 2008  |  Products

Problem: Tent windows of clear PVC expose flow lines, bubbles or other imperfections in screen printing. Solution: DAF Printed Window encapsulates windowpane print between 16 mil double-polish clear PVC vinyl, eliminating most imperfections and reducing scratches. SOURCE DAF Products Inc.
Tarp quick fix

March 1, 2008  |  Products

Problem: Truckers want to repair damaged tarps or other polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated or laminated products on the road without resorting to gluing on a patch (a sloppy operation) or heat-sealing the cut (hard to do on the fly). Solution: The new Super Kwik Patch allows users to simply peel and pr…
Reduce stretch on boat covers

March 1, 2008  |  Products

Problem: Boat covers with fabrics that stretch too much sag, pool, leak and eventually develop mold and mildew. Solution: The patented finish on Nautex Premium, which is both breathable and waterproof, dramatically reduces stretch (less than 0.5 percent), prevents growth of mold and mildew, and redu…
Eco-friendly tubing keeps displays fresh

March 1, 2008  |  Products

Tension fabric displays that have lost some of their pizazz can mutate into new life forms—if they are part of a KSK Tension Fabric System. KSK Digital Printing Solutions, Troy, Mich., introduced the new product line in January. It features eco-friendly aluminum tubing and extrusion frames with gr…
Snap-on panels improve hospital privacy

March 1, 2008  |  Products

Recuperating patients at the Palm Beach, Fla., Veterans Affairs Medical Center won’t have to watch out for falling housekeeping staff. Health regulations require facilities to change and wash privacy curtains if even a small portion is soiled. Unhooking the curtains from ceiling tracks can be trea…
High-performance solutions defend fabric

March 1, 2008  |  Products

The Defense™ line provides protection from harmful manmade and environmental threats such as UV rays, mildew, stains and wear. Consisting of five individual solutions that can be used alone or in any combination, it maximizes performance and minimizes impact to the fabric’s hand and appearance. …
Tools, fasteners and accessories

March 1, 2008  |  Products

The newly redesigned catalog from Rowley Co. for 2008 features approximately 2500 items, including grommets of all sizes, setting tools and presses, and a wide variety of items for the upholstery, marine and interior decorating industries. SOURCE The Rowley Co.
Integrated printer and cutter

March 1, 2008  |  Products

The 2008 Soljet Pro III XC-540 printer/cutter features Roland’s new Intelligent Pass Control technology, a white ink configuration option, and other enhancements that deliver higher levels of speed, print quality and versatility. System enhances image quality through better dot placement, improved…
Textile transmitter

March 1, 2008  |  Products

Textronics Inc., manufacturer of the NuMetrex brand of sports and fitness apparel, has designed a new transmitter that improves accuracy and applicability of the heart-rate monitoring system. The transmitter snaps into a tiny pocket in the NuMetrex sports bras and shirts, where it receives the heart…