Making custom projects work

April 1st, 2019

  When Eric Walton and Devlin McKee opened Custom Canvas Alaska LLC in Fairbanks 14 years ago, the partners knew they had to offer custom canvas work beyond the boat tops they started out providing. After all, a marine fabrication shop in Alaska faces some extreme seasonal ups and downs, making project diversification a survival […]

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Hydrostatic resistance provides breathability

July 1st, 2008

Problem: Marine covers develop mildew because urethane-coated, solution-dyed polyester lacks breathability. Solution: WeatherMax 80 has a hydrostatic resistance twice that of acrylics and remains naturally breathable. It provides a balance of water resistance, breathability and color retention equal to acrylics. SOURCE Safety Components Fabric Technologies Inc.

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Custom Covers protect Antarctica research station

June 1st, 2008

Custom Covers, Southampton, England, makes temporary membrane or tensile structures for many cool venues, but one of the company’s recent projects was ice cold: covers for the British Antarctic Survey’s new Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica. “We aim to make covers for absolutely anything,” says Custom Covers chief executive Robert Sanders, “and this project […]

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Reduce stretch on boat covers

March 1st, 2008

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 reduces rust and corrosion. SOURCE Sattler North America Corp.

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