Choosing the right foam for your seating project

August 1st, 2017

From cockpit cushions with hull angles to bosun’s chairs and boat mattresses, choosing the best solution for cushion foam is a bit of a science. The task can feel daunting given the complexity of choices in foam types, materials, densities and compression factors, but choosing correctly is crucial to a project’s success. Factor in comfort […]

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Crossover skills give upholsterers business opportunities in many markets

August 1st, 2017

The president of the Professional Upholsterers’ Association of Minnesota proudly states that she was the fifth woman to graduate from an upholstery curriculum at Minneapolis Technical College in 1977. “It was considered a man’s field back then,” says Diana Shroyer Guenther, owner of Shroyer Custom Upholstery in Coon Rapids, Minn. She worked one year for […]

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Lectra, Johnson Controls extend partnership

April 23rd, 2015

Lectra used exclusively by Johnson Controls for its automotive seating supply business. Lectra, a Paris-based integrated systems manufacturer for technologies used to cut high-ply materials (fabrics, leather and technical textiles) will be used exclusively by Wisconsin-based Johnson Controls Inc. in its automotive seating supply business. The two companies formed a partnership 10 years ago and […]

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Thermioncool DC cools dark-colored materials

July 1st, 2008

Problem: When exposed to sunlight, dark-colored materials, such as black synthetic lines used for seating, can get uncomfortably hot. Solution: Dark-colored surfaces made with Thermioncool DC, a patent-pending technology developed by Achilles USA Inc., reflect up to 75 percent of the sun’s infrared rays. In-house testing comparing the product with similar dark-colored materials in direct […]

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Affordable vinyl seats resist UV and mildew

July 1st, 2008

Problem: Customers want high-quality marine seating vinyls at competitive prices. Solution: The new Midship Marine Vinyl, Midship Neutrals, combines 1500 hours UV resistance, mildew resistance and very competitive pricing in the most popular marine colors. SOURCE J. Ennis Fabrics

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