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Ballistic Nylon Industrial Fabrics

Ballistic nylon is a type of industrial fabric designed for maximum durability and abrasion resistance. The fabric is a multifilament high tenacity, 2X2 basket weave nylon fabric. Ballistic nylon fabrics are the top-performing choice for any application where strength and abrasion resistance are a top priority. The weave used to make this fabric also makes it highly resistant to tears in all directions.

Black ballistic nylon fabric swatch

History of Ballistic Fabrics

Ballistic industrial fabrics go back to the Vietnam war era when it was used by the military as anti-fragmentation jackets. Multiple layers of the fabric were laminated together to prevent exploding shrapnel, gunfire, fragmentation and other heavy impacts.

Eventually, the armed forces realized that while ballistic nylon fabrics provided a high level of protection, it didn’t protect against heavy artillery. As a result, the military discontinued its use soon after. The material then made its way to the consumer market in the 1980s. Today, its strong and durable nature makes it an extremely in-demand fabric for a variety of products across many different industries.

Today’s Usage

Black ballistic nylon phone case

Ballistic nylon fabrics are great for heavy duty applications in products like:

  • Luggage
  • Backpacks
  • Heavy Duffel Bags
  • Camera Cases
  • Military Cases
  • Tactical Gear

This type of fabric is also a standard fabric for heavy duty protective covers, office furniture, motorcycle jackets, tool belts, and many custom products.

What We Can Offer You

Mauritzon offers high quality ballistic nylon industrial fabrics. Our products feature a 1 oz. urethane coating and durable water repellency. This product also features exceptional tear strength and abrasion characteristics. The standard color is black, however military colors are also available upon request.

If you’re interested in our ballistic nylon industrial fabrics and want to learn more, feel free to email us at info@mauriton.net or call us at 800.621.4352. One of our excellent representatives will be happy to help you with any questions you may have. You can also see our full product listings on our website at www.mauritzon.net.

Outdoor Textiles For Winter Protection

Keep Your Customers’ Possessions Safe with Outdoor Textiles:

House and a Shed in the Wintertime

It’s official – summer is over. For many of us, that means that the weather is going to be going through quite a few changes. Leaves will litter the ground and temperatures will drop. Most importantly, though, it means that we’re just a few months away from winter.

We know that you want to keep your customers’ possessions safe and dry during the wet winter months. Snow, ice, and sleet all pose a danger to their outdoor belongings. So, if you don’t already have a solution in mind to help them, you should start thinking about one before it’s too late. You don’t want to hear stories about a consumer trying to use their outdoor patio set at the beginning of spring, only to realize that it was stained and discolored by the snow over the winter. By acting now, you can make sure that you prevent any unwelcome surprises once the winter season ends.

We Can Help!

Preparing now can also save you a lot of stress and money in the long run, and we can help! Mauritzon sells a variety of outdoor textiles for your customers’ needs. From industrial covers to outdoor upholstery, we offer high quality products at an affordable price. If you’re unsure of what outdoor textiles would best protect your customers’ possessions, feel free to call us at (773) 235-6000 and one of our representatives would be happy to assist you.

Outdoor Textiles

Whether they need to protect their vehicles, outdoor furniture, or even plants in the garden, we have a product that will work for your consumers. To protect their belongings, they not only need a cover, but one that is quality tested to withstand all that Mother Nature has to throw at it. Here at Mauritzon, we’re proud to offer quality assured outdoor textiles that can do just that. So, just give us a call and when spring comes, you’ll be happy to find that your customers’ possessions were safe and sound all winter.

Prime Cristal Clear™ Window Vinyl

The Right Window Vinyl for Your Needs

 

Choosing the right materials for your boat or other outdoor enclosure is important for making sure that you maintain quality and keep your enclosure useable for as long as possible. That’s why here at Mauritzon, we are happy to provide Prime Cristal Clear™ vinyl for marine and other outdoor enclosures.

We know that you want the best window textile for the price, and the Prime Cristal Clear™ window vinyl will have the strength and durability to handle whatever mother nature throws at it – making sure that you get the most out of your investment. This window vinyl is specially made to protect against UV rays that can damage this type of material and make it cloudy. With the Prime Cristal Clear™, this gives you one less thing to worry about!

This quality window vinyl offers distortion free clear at a much lower cost than expensive sheet alternatives that are currently on the market. We offer clear in roll goods that matches the quality of the competition at a much more affordable rate.

Included Features

This product has excellent optimal clarity that allows you to see through it easily, giving you the transparent, quality feel that you’re looking for. The Prime Cristal Clear™ includes three gauge level options, all at a high, transparent quality that will exceed your expectations of a traditional window vinyl. Gauge thicknesses give you the option to customize your boat based on your individual needs, whether it be improved window flexibility or optimal clarity.

Prime Cristal Clear™ offers the following features:

  • No flow lines
  • No view distortion
  • 1000 hours UV rating
  • Low shrinkage
  • Excellent layflat
  • Available in 20, 30, and 40 gauge thickness

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Contact us today to learn more about this amazing product and receive sample roll in 30g to see the proof for yourself.

Proud Supplier of CSM Fabrics

Supplier of CSM Fabrics

What is CSM?

Chlorosulphonated Polyethylene (CSM) is an improved version of chloroprene that offers superior chemical resistance, ozone/light resistance, and heat aging.

Also referred to as Hypalon®, this type of fabric coating can be used to prevent weathering conditions that can damage many industrial fabrics. Hypalon was discontinued by its manufacturer, DuPont, and the CSM material that is now used is a slightly altered formula.

Due to its low gas permeability, CSM is oftentimes used to manufacture quality inflatable boats and other structures to be used in a variety of environments, most notably in the water. Nearly all inflatable boats are created using either PVC or CSM/Hypalon fabric, as are coastal boats.

CSM Fabrics vs. PVC Fabrics

As with any material, each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages that should be taken into consideration when making your selection.

PVC fabric is significantly less expensive than CSM and is very strong. It can come in different thicknesses, such as .09mm and 1.2mm, but despite this it does not repel sunlight as well as CSM is able to.

Overall, CSM is more expensive than PVC, but has the added benefit of lasting much longer and protecting against sun exposure as well as being tolerant on fuel spills or fumes.

CSM also has a high tolerance against a variety of environments and different weather conditions. CSM is more favorable than PVC in hot climate areas. While PVC may be very useful there, precautions have to be taken to protect the boat where they are not as necessary with CSM. 

 

 

Summer Is Finally Here!

It’s Finally Here!

Summer is officially upon us and Mauritzon is here to provide all the shade, cover and protection you need! As always, we have a great selection of styles, fabrics and colors for all of your awnings, tarps, curtains, tents, and more! Don’t see what you need on our website? Contact us  about our custom options!!

Check out our exciting new product!

303 Mold & Mildew Cleaner + Blocker

303 mold and mildew protectant

2-in-1 Mold and Mildew Cleaner + Blocker

  • Removes both Mold AND Mildew, quickly and easily
  • PREVENTS mold and mildew stains from forming on surface
  • Safe on Vinyl, Plastics, Painted Surfaces, and even Fabric!
  • Bleach free, Dye free – Fresh scent!
  • Biodegradable – Safe for Marine Life!

Getting Ready for the 2018 Awning Season

 

We are constantly advancing the textile industry at Mauritzon Inc. For over a century, we have taken pride in being the country’s top wholesale textile manufacturer and distributor.  Proudly serving all industries with high-end fabrics but spring time is a great time to focus on the marine and awning industries.  Read on to discover what new technology in the textile industry has allowed us breakthrough barriers in boating and outdoor advertising.

2018 RECacril Fabrics Collection

RECacril Awning & Marine Fabrics

As time progresses and technological advances arise, we find ourselves generating better fabrics every day.  That being said, Mauritzon is proud to announce its newest collection of fashionable and functional fabric, the 2018 RECacril Collection.  The RECacril collection is unlike any other fabric on the market and has us very excited for the future!

This collection of fabrics is made from fade resistant, solution-dyed fabric.  These fabrics are more stable than previous years’ product as we have managed to design fewer flaws than ever before.

Mauritzon is thrilled to announce this collection because RECacril is a top value for our partners in the marine, awning and other outdoor industry.  Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to browse our new selection of colorful fabrics that are sure to ring in the season in style.

These fabrics are popular for many marine applications as well as awnings, not only for their style but also for their durability. The RECacril fabric’s durability and ability to withstand nearly all outdoor environments is truly inspiring. This new line offers an outstanding catalog of fashionable new colors and patterns for you to choose from.  Mauritzon prides itself on being at the forefront when it comes to providing durability and style.

Aside form the mating & awning industry, these solution-dyed fabrics are popular for all kinds of applications. On top of RECacril’s durability and aesthetic allure, the best part of the is product line is the price point!  RECacril won’t break your bank but will stand to last the test of time.

We know our clientele will enjoy browsing through our newest line of marine, awning & outdoor fabrics as much as we have!  The RECacril Collection is a testament to Mauritzon and our constant growth as a textile manufacturer and provider.  What are you waiting for, check out the line here or give us a buzz to discuss any questions you may have!

Moving Forward

The Mauritzon team is here to help you find exactly what you need for the most reasonable price.

We hope you will celebrate the coming of warmer seasons with our great looking performance textiles!

Stay up to date on industrial textile advancements by following our blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.  To get an offer on high-performance textiles, give us a call today or browse our catalog here.

The Best of Industrial Textile Products 2017

2018 is knocking on the door, and with that said we’re asking our audience, “what did you do this year that you can do better next year?” When it comes to industrial textiles and supplies, we’ve got your answer! We’re giving you the best of Mauritzon products 2017 (add them to your holiday last for 2018!).

In February, we kicked off 2017 with snow tarps as fresh as the inches on your front lawn. Our industrial tarps are good for construction, hardware, trucking, the supply chain and other similar sectors. Mauritzon’s snow tarps are reinforced and reliable premium products that are changing the way you deal with inclement weather. We warned that all snow tarps are not made equal! Available in two variants – Economy and Premium, Maurtizon tarps are:

  • Made of durable PVC coated polyester
  • Reinforced down the middle and especially along the sides with seat belt quality straps boasting break strengths of 6000-12,000 lbs.
  • Made for longevity with steel O-rings on ends of all webbing
  • To be used only on freshly fallen snow

Best of all, these durable investments keep their worth by saving time and money for our consumers!

In case you missed it, snow tarps aren’t the only kind of industrial tarps we supply. Diverter and drainage tarps are a must have for commercial roof leaks. If your roof system is compromised, a drainage tarp provides a quality short-term solution until a professional can arrive on site to do the necessary repairs. Varieties that we offer include: economical light duty, flame retardant, and anti-static vinyl. No matter which style you choose, rest assured that the right investment will give you the right set up for a leaky situation.

Time after time, one of our biggest sellers is our industrial awnings and hardware. Options include:

  • Awnshade: A smooth surface top, flexible front lit and/or back-lit awning that’s flame-retardant with proven durability and custom colors available 1000 minimum.
  • Recacril: Constructed with an acrylic coated surface, the Recacril® Acrylic Awning offers water resistance and fabric stability, with multiple colors that illuminate beautifully.
  • Awnmax®: Featuring patented antiwicking scrim, hard acrylic topcoats, and proven durability, Awnmax® awnings have unparalleled translucency while resisting bruises, marks, and dirt.
  • Sattler®: The Sattler® line of awnings includes high-quality fabrics designed for outdoor use and extreme durability, and the Firemaster®safety-assured flame-resistant awnings that offer extra protection and strength.

In the off-seasons, we have awnings for the marine industry, outdoor living, and cleaning products for all.

Come spring, we pitched our industrial equipment for athletic activities. Mauritzon industrial textiles feature a variety of uses from fields, gymnasiums, rings, and trainings, to batting practices, tennis practices, and more. These options reign superior.

And in November, we wrapped it up with some words of advice on this coming winter. Our industrial hardware is the best you will find to prep both your equipment and worksites.

In case we missed anything about the year in review, we’ve also included our best sellers feature from August.

We’d like to take a moment to thank our loyal customer base for staying in touch with us (and in use of us) throughout 2017! We wish you all a very happy holiday season and look forward to meeting your industrial textile needs in the new year.

Mauritzon Inc. is one of the top, most diversified industrial textile manufacturers and distributors. Our small, family-run sail business, started in 1888, now serves a plethora of industries like awning and marine, transportation and construction, sports and recreational, hardware and more!

Learn more about industry insights and Mauritzon by connecting with us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn. And continue to follow our blog in the new year!

For your quality wholesale hardware, fittings, and textiles simply contact us today.

As Summer Winds Down It’s Time to Tarp Up!

What do we mean by ‘tarp up?’ As experts in industrial fabrics, we know how valuable tarps are in a wide range of applications.  As we spoke about in a previous blog, the concept of “living outdoors” in the summer is one that many people are embracing. Extending the living space to decks, patios, and yards is ideal come summer. But, as fall is approaching it’s important to have a plan for preventing fall and winter weather from damaging the items you will want to use next summer.

Furniture, grills, and outdoor equipment are best protected inside an enclosure such as a garage or shed, but who has the space for all of that outdoor equipment? When you can’t move items inside, the best thing to do is to protect them in place. So, ‘tarping up’ means just that—getting those tarps ready for winter storage of items that stay outdoors all year long. Tarps are the go-to products for keeping valuables protected from rain, snow, sleet, ice, and even sun.

Here at Mauritzon we manufacture a wide range of tarps and tarpaulins that will cover and protect just about anything. With a large selection of materials and sizes, there isn’t anything we can’t cover! For furniture, grills, pools, boats, toys, wooden playhouses, or trampolines, one of our tarps will meet your needs. For protection from the harsh weather we suggest one of the following:

Canvas tarps and tarpaulins: water-resistant tarps are breathable, strong, and eliminate condensation. Features include double-stitched seams and hems and brass tie-down grommets.

Polyethylene tarps and tarpaulins: The ultimate protection from the elements, polyethylene offers superior strength and waterproofing. Features include heat-sealed seams, rope reinforced hems, and brass grommets. Available in heavy duty to light-duty for various applications.

Vinyl/Neoprene tarps and tarpaulins: UV resistant traps are ideal for use in areas where sun damage is a factor in the wintertime. Rope reinforced hems and brass grommets make these tarps easy to secure.

The change in seasons is coming. No matter how extreme your weather is, a Mauritzon tarp will keep your valuable outdoor items protected. Our capabilities allow us to offer a large selection, and we’re sure to have the right tarp for you! Contact us today to learn more about keeping outdoor equipment covered, protected, and safe during the colder months.

Wrapping Up 2015 with a Look at the Past 12 Months

Yes, we are about to turn the calendar to January and say farewell to 2015. This is usually a time to look back and reflect on the past year while looking forward to the newness of the coming one. The textile industry in our country has seen its share of ups and downs, but gained some needed recognition this past spring with a public-private investment for a new Revolutionary Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Here at Mauritzon this past year was full of activity as we continued to supply the highest quality industrial fabrics to all sorts of industries.

This past spring we launched our new website. As a way to better interact with our customers, the new site is easy to navigate and loaded with new, improved content including amazing images of our products. Its mobile friendly design helps our on-the-go customers find what they need on our site quickly and efficiently. We hope you are enjoying the new site as much as we are!

Although it is winter in many parts of the country, there are still areas that are able to enjoy more temperate weather and outdoor activities. In June we wrote about “living outdoors” in our blog and even though many of you are suffering through the cold winter weather now, it will be spring before you know it!

Leading up to the holiday season is a very busy time for certain types of the fabrics we manufacture. Polyester and nylon fabrics, for instance, are widely used in consumer products purchased as gifts and are included in items such as soft-sided luggage, backpacks, gym bags, and promotional gift products. Tarps and vinyl fabrics are also in demand as winter creeps in and outdoor items and cargo need protection from the weather.

Over the past year it is exciting to realize that our products have year-round needs, whether it is due to seasonal applications or general industrial uses. Of course, as a former sail maker many of our products are used in the marine industry, but you can find our textiles in almost every industry. From sports applications to awnings Maurtizon’s textile products are everywhere. In 2016 we will be looking to connecting with our customers directly through email-blasts to keep everyone updated on the latest company and product news.

From the Mauritzon family to yours, we wish you the happiest holiday season and look forward to working with you in 2016!

More Consumers “Living Outdoors” Combined with Increased Boat Sales Mean More Demand for Marine Fabrics

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we can finally say that Outdoor Living Imagesummer is officially here this month… and, it’s about time! It’s time to put away all remaining signs of this past winter and spring, and start enjoying some outdoor living for a refreshing change. According to the latest reports and trends, manufacturers in the marine industry, and in all industries that serve outdoor living markets, can look forward to increased business this summer.

Today’s consumers are heading outdoors. One recent report says, “The concept of ‘outdoor living’ is an increasingly popular trend that involves extending your indoor space to the outside… ‘bringing the indoors out.’” Another report on BobVila.com also talks about the outdoor living trend, saying, “Homeowners have always sought to live in harmony with nature. But whereas the trend used to be toward bringing the outdoors in, many today are doing the opposite—situating traditionally ‘indoor’ comforts onto the deck, porch, or patio.” But, it’s not just outdoor living at home that will be popular this summer. Consumers will be heading out on the water – lakes, rivers, oceans and bays – for some outdoor recreation, too.

All marine industry indicators are pointing in a positive direction, Marine Fabrics Imageand saying boating will be big this summer! The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) says a record number of Americans are “getting on the water (89 million in 2013 – the most recent figure available).” Powerboat sales are on the rise. The NMMA reports that sales of outboard, stern drive, and jet boats are expected to increase again this year. This increase applies to new and pre-owned powerboats, personal watercrafts, and sailboats. It’s estimated that more than 955,000 pre-owned boats were sold in the U.S. in 2013, and this year’s sales numbers are expected to top that.

The combination of more consumers “living outdoors” and increased boat sales means that there will be increased demand for marine fabrics. The Bob Vila report, quoted above, continued to say, “Thanks to advances in all-weather materials, furniture and accessories are now available in so many shapes, sizes and styles, you can decorate outdoor living spaces in much the same way that you would any room in the home.”

Whether you’re designing outdoor spaces, or simply covering and protecting your boat, you can find a wide assortment of marine fabrics at Mauritzon. We are wholesale manufacturers of industrial textile products and wholesale distributors of textiles, hardware, and findings. In fact, since 1888, we have been one of the nation’s largest, most diversified, industrial textile wholesale manufacturers and distributors. Some of the marine fabrics we offer include:

• Solarbloc® FireFoil Waterproof & Exceptionally Durable Marine Fabric
• Coastguard® 100% Solution Dyed Acrylic Awning & Marine Fabrics
• Sattler – Nautex Yachtmaster Premium Spin Dyed Acrylic Fabrics for Boat Covers
• Top Gun™ Acrylic Coated Polyester Marine Fabrics
• Mustang™ Mid-Weight Acrylic Coated Polyester Fabrics
• SOFTOUCH™ Laminated Polyester Fabrics with Soft Backing

Mauritzon also offers many other marine fabric options. Visit our website for more information, or give us a call at 800-621-4352 if you have any questions about marine fabrics and industrial textile products. We hope you get to take advantage of “outdoor living” and hit the water this summer!