Outdoor zippers

October 1, 2017

New from Lenzip is its No. 12 marine-grade UV zipper. This new No. 12 gauge is available with 316 stainless steel sliders in auto lock single or double pull, as well as 316 stainless steel non-locking sliders. Standard metal sliders are also available. Tough, durable DuPont Delrin® UV resins make up the teeth and complements …

UV-resistant fabric

VentaSpan® SunBloc® fabric from ABC Industries Inc. can prevent heat and sunlight from penetrating, and stand up to harsh weather, while maintaining a structure’s aesthetic appeal. Fabric is specially engineered to resist UV damage and cold cracking. Available in a range of colors. Visit www.abc-industries.net.

Halogen-free flame retardant fabric

Top Notch FR® from Marlen Textiles is a solution-dyed fabric that is halogen-free—a first for the industrial fabrics industry. Created for applications needing flame resistance and unrivaled durability, tear-, water- and abrasion-resistance, the fabric can be used for outdoor applications including tents, canopies and commercial, residential and industrial awnings. In addition to lowering the risk …

This year’s Show Stopper winners

September 28, 2017

All the best from New Orleans: Thursday morning at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The sixth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to services and …

Moving wash lighting

August 1, 2017

Chauvet Professional’s Maverick MK3 Wash is a powerful and intensely bright RGBW LED moving wash. Powered by 27 40W OSRAM OSTAR LEDs, the new pixel mappable fixture has the output and performance features needed for large arena applications. Depending on the zoom angle, the fixture can produce an illuminance of 89,200 lux when measured at …

Portable air chiller

The WAF-AC-BS-30 from Larson Electronics is a portable evaporative cooling system that combines a non-sparking fan and dry mist technology to cool work areas that do not have access to traditional air conditioning. This portable air chiller features a convenient base stand and provides a solid platform to deliver cooling mist at an optimum height …

Hardware lubricant

E-Z Snap from Iosso lubricates and reduces friction on outdoor canvas hardware including snaps, zippers and hinges. The formula doesn’t contain any solvents, silicone or Teflon; and is waterproof so it won’t melt away in hot weather or need to be constantly reapplied. E-Z Snap comes in a 1.5-ounce easy-to-dispense tube and is available with …

Innovative shade fabric

In partnership with one of the largest knitting companies involved in shade fabric manufacturing, Trivantage® added SolaMesh® fabric to its product line this spring. The fabric uses polymer technology designed to provide strength, value, longevity, warranty and support for HDPE mesh fabrics used in shade sails and shade structures. SolaMesh is available in 16 colors, and …

Disaster-response solar lighting

PackLite 16 from LuminAID provides up to 30 hours of consistent LED light and can be recharged in the sun in seven to 10 hours. It has two extra-bright LEDs that provide more than 65 lumens on the extra bright setting and a 32-hour flashing mode. The durable and weather-resistant TPU plastic material is PVC-free …

Online custom gobos

New from StageSpot is its game-changing online custom gobo creator. Inspired by customers’ needs, the advanced platform was constructed to modernize the design process. The user-friendly technology allows clients to create any design they desire, accurately and efficiently, from the comfort of a laptop or desktop. Visit www.stagespot.com.