Advances in the marine specialty fabrics industry have come a long way since the days of cotton and linen. Today, textiles come in a variety of types, shapes, and sizes. As we head into the New Year, here’s what you can expect to see in the Yacht Enclosure Materials market.
The latest yacht enclosure materials include pressed, polished vinyl sheets with added coatings to protect from scratches, swirl marks, and distortion. Marine textiles are constantly advancing and we can expect to see some pretty innovative developments. Some advances include roll up and motorized enclosures that add a layer of ease to your boating experience. This means that you don’t have to worry about tooling and moldings as much. You will be able to really focus on the quality of the windows of your enclosures. This also means you can simply click a button to roll up your windows and can get back to enjoying the water faster.
Remember, your enclosure options vary. Choosing the right one requires some thought and research. Design and fitting of each enclosure takes some knowledge. With advances in rendering technology - being able to see something in 3D - your decision making process won’t be as difficult. This means that you’ll be able to see what your yacht will look like with various marine enclosure styles, materials, and colors.
Other advances in yacht or boat marine enclosure materials include the enhancement of clarity and the formulation of stronger and better scratch resistant coatings. Some older coatings don’t last as long. But with new formulas and continued research and development, coatings are getting better and better. For example, UV ray resistance is a must in any yacht window or marine enclosure. It’s probably the first thing you want to make sure your yacht enclosure materials have. UV ray resistance is inherent in some fabrics but not in all of them. That why developments in this area are constantly improving with longer lasting UV ray resistant coatings.
Durability and longevity are also advancing in the yacht enclosure materials market. We’re seeing longer lasting enclosures because the way they are being developed has improved. Today, you can get years out of your enclosures.
Clarity and visibility in marine enclosures are also improving. Now you can get marine enclosures with no haziness, fisheye effects, or bubbles and this adds to the longevity of the windows. Clarity also has improved with pristine visibility because of new production and manufacturing methods like pressing and polishing vinyl sheets.
In 2018, expect to see your favorite marine enclosure materials be improved, enhanced, and developed to extend the life of your boat or yacht’s windows, increase visibility, and add more UV ray and scratch resistance with better coatings. Also keep an eye out for motorized and other technologically advanced yacht marine enclosures. For more information about marine enclosure materials, visit us at www.strataglass.com.