A next-generation marine fabric that keeps boats cooler, Aqualon Edge is likely to be a crowd favorite at IBEX Oct. 4-6 in Tampa, Florida. The fabric is powered by Perfecta Marine® technology that significantly reduces heat gain to keep surfaces and interior temperatures cool, making it the perfect choice for boat covers and biminis.

Like its predecessor, Aqualon®, the improved product provides optimal protection against heat buildup. In fact, Aqualon Edge outperformed the original product as well as other popular marine fabrics in a third-party test, resisting heat gain by up to 30 percent more effectively.

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Serge Ferrari Précontraint 502 Satin will be a must-see product for shade manufacturers at IFAI, which will take place Oct. 18-21 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fabricators who are familiar with the classic Serge Ferrari product can expect a few upgrades from 502 Satin:

  • Matte finish
  • PVDF finish for improved cleaning ease and dirt detraction
  • Lighter, 16.7-ounce weight
  • Smaller, 43” rolls for easy maneuvering
  • 13 new colors for a total of 40 colors from which to choose
  • Improved, 10-year warranty

To place an order or find more information about Aqualon Edge and Serge Ferrari Précontraint 502 Satin, visit Trivantage.com.


We know that your work requires more than just the right fabrics. That’s why we stock all of the quality finishing touches you need. From trim and cord to grommets and fasteners, we’ll help take cumbersome orders off your plate.

Check out a few of the noteworthy accessories below:

  • Sunbrella® Embroidery Thread provides the same color fastness and weather durability of Sunbrella fabrics to decorative stitching.
  • Whether you’re bonding vinyl-to-vinyl, neoprene or sealing seams, HAR adhesives probably have what you need.
  • To give boaters and homeowners a bit of added protection, check out our selection of protectants. You’ll find everything from APCO to IOSSO products.


06_tapeThere’s a new bonding tape available for fabricators! SS71 Bonding Tape from Miller Weldmaster uses proven bonding technologies for the clean assembly of projects. The modified polyurethane-based welding tape, which is uniquely designed to work with Sunbrella®, Sunbrella® Plus and Firesist® fabrics, creates clean, waterproof seams and eliminates the need for thread matching.

Testing by a group of customers and two successful awning companies showed that the SS71 Bonding Tape performs similarly to other welding tapes on the market. SS71 Bonding Tape requires similar temperatures for adhesive activation.

The welding tape comes standard in 7/8” widths, though additional widths can be purchased through special order. SS71 Bonding Tape is available exclusively from Trivantage, meaning customers will be able to place a fast, accurate and easy order any time they are in need. Learn more or place an order at Trivantage.com.

Interested in trying Awning Composer? Or, maybe you just need a refresher course? We’re here to help.

We will have our Awning Composer experts at the Trivantage booth (#1629) at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in October. They will be available to answer any questions you may have about using the software, provide mini training sessions, and preview new features. And, if you’re ever in need of a quick tip, check out the Awning Composer Facebook page for how-to videos, snapshots and more.

Learn how Awning Composer can help you get the job done faster and more efficiently at awningcomposer.com.

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