Beefy marine hardware

February 1, 2018

Trivantage has added SolaMesh™ hardware to its shade sail and structure product offerings. The new line of hardware complements SolaMesh fabric with a wide range of D-rings, shackles, stainless steel rope, rope connections and mounting options for all installations. The hardware offers eye-on-eye, jaw-on-jaw and hook-on-hook turnbuckle options to suit a variety of preferences and …

Speedier printing

Epson America’s 64-inch Epson SureColor® F9370 wide-format textile printer is designed to deliver high-speed, reliable productivity for digital dye-sublimation transfers for a range of polyester textile and apparel applications. The printer delivers industrial-level production with speeds up to 1,169 square-feet-per-hour and features an integrated new fabric wiping system coupled with a highly accurate roll-to-roll media …

Hot fabric developments

Teijin has developed SOLOTEX® THERMO, a polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) fiber offering excellent thermal retention and insulation. The company says the fiber offers high comfortability thanks to its softness, form-suitability and stretchability. It absorbs near infrared sunlight and converts it to heat efficiently due to carbon-based inorganic particles mixed into the fiber’s molecular structure. The company …

Stylish upholstery fabric

The Josef and Anni Collection from Designtex is a series of performance luxury textiles that combine and explore the relationship between color, materials and structure. Anni is available in six colors and Josef in 18 colors. All are plush, bleach-cleanable upholstery fabrics with a structured geometry that feature a strong sense of line, shape and …

Expanded window shades

Phifer has added 16 new fabrics to its SheerWeave® Style 5000 line, expanding the current line of 36 patterns in its decorative window covering fabric collection. The additional patterns, previously available only through exclusive sourcing, are in stock in a 98-inch width. The fabrics feature Microban® antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of stain- …

Lined SEG fabric

Fisher Textiles has introduced a new fabric for soft signage silicone edge graphics and roll-up banner stand applications. GF 4019 Nirvana B.O.B.® is compatible with transfer dye-sublimation and UV curable printing. The soft knit fabric features a coated printable black back, which provides a built-in liner for finished applications and promotes cost savings in material …

Luxurious boat flooring

January 1, 2018

Infinity Woven Products LLC has introduced new designs to its Pattern Series collections of Luxury Woven Vinyl™ (LWV) flooring to the marine aftermarket. Manufactured and supplied in America, the newest designs are Current, Flax and Abacá, all created on state-of-the-art jacquard looms which manipulate individual yarns to form vibrant woven designs. Infinity’s LWV flooring is …

Protective packaging

Cortec® has introduced EcoWeave®, a highly durable tarp-like film that protects expensive, heavy raw metal materials and finished products against corrosion. Made from the same type of woven polyolefin film used to wrap lumber, EcoWeave is tough yet lightweight and versatile. It offers a combination of tear resistance, durability, and VpCI® chemistry that works together …

Colorfast inks

Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced a new range of reactive inks that deliver outstanding light- and weather-fastness for digital printing of polyester fibers. TERATOP® XKS HL inks are designed to help mills produce technical textiles with the highest color-fastness performance for the automotive interiors, outdoor furnishings and home textiles industries. Formulated for Kyocera print head …

Durable cushion fabrics

Phifer’s new 2018 GeoBella® cushion and Phifertex® sling fabrics lines are marked by water-inspired blues and greens and varied textures. The GeoBella line of high-end, performance cushion fabrics mirrors the comfort of indoor furniture yet has the stability, strength and durability needed for high-traffic applications. Phifertex fabrics for outdoor seating combine clean lines and a …