Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Spring Issue 2017 : Page 8
Textiles Design + Performance for Marine Textiles Already a recognized brand name in fabrics in the awning market, Sunbrella® made waves with boaters in the mid-1970s when they discovered the good looks and durability of Sunbrella fabrics for boat tops, sail covers, and marine upholstery. Fabric offerings from Sunbrella have continued to evolve over the years, combining design and performance for new textures, colors and styles that allow marine enthusiasts to express their personal décor styles on the water as they do in their own homes. added protection. Sunbrella Plus, ideal for biminis, dodgers, and enclosures, combines a traditional Sunbrella canvas with a durable polyurethane undercoating for superior water resistance. Sunbrella Supreme, best suited for biminis and dodgers, features Sunbrella on the exterior face bonded with a Sunbrella flocking on the reverse side for a waterproof fabric with a soft headliner. interiors as stylish and comfortable as residential homes. While many in the marine industry stay true to traditional colors in navy, neutrals, burgundy, and green, adventurous consumers are incorporating brighter colors and patterns below deck. Maintenance and Cleaning One of the reasons Sunbrella has become the most trusted name on the water is because of the fabric’s legendary fade-and water-resistant qualities, and breathability, which is essential to fast drying and mold and mildew prevention. With its durable and easy-cleaning properties, Sunbrella is a natural fit to meet marine needs. One of the best ways to keep fabrics looking good is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear water. Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned while still on a boat or, size permitting, they can be removed for cleaning in a washing machine or dock side. With regular maintenance, Sunbrella fabrics will offer years of beautiful and durable performance on the water. Explore Sunbrella Fabrics at www.sunbrella.com. Below Deck Advancing textile technology has also continued to improve the hand of upholstery fabrics to make marine Above Deck Sunbrella offers an ever expanding Shade Collection of fabrics for above deck use. Some of the newest fabrics emphasize texture, bringing surface interest to solids ideal for boat covers, biminis, dodgers, and other enclosures. The fabric additions feature colors that range from the soothing blue and green tones of the ocean to the bright purples and greens found in landscaping. The Sunbrella brand also offers two fabrics that take performance to the next level for 8 GREATLAKESSCUTTLEBUTT.COM March & April 2017
Design + Performance for Marine Textiles
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