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   March 29, 2017  Facebook Twitter
New Fabrics and Coatings for the Outdor Patio and Marine Markets at IFAI Expo'16

VynguardDurability and end-use application are two of the most important fabric and material considerations for manufacturers of quality products for the outdoor patio and marine markets. These products must be able to endure heavy use, long hours under the hot sun, and changeable weather conditions. New innovative products that meet these demands were showcased at IFAI Expo 2016.

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