303 Products, Inc. provides innovative, high-quality products that offer useful solutions to consumers. The unique products fulfill needs that are currently left unmet by the competition. Each item helps improve people’s lives by saving time and money. A consumer-driven company, 303 focuses on the best in quality, service, and price.
Detailed research and development has given BAT the know-how needed to cover the many needs of the awning market. BAT manufactures accessories and components for all kinds of shade structures. These include canopies, retractable arm awnings, cassette folding arm awnings, drop awnings, special structures, and more.
The Cooley name is synonymous with high-quality, flexible materials for backlit signs and awnings. In fact, Cooley was the pioneer in developing products for this market. Over 75 years of polymer research and expertise in engineered flexible composites have gone into perfecting Cooley products.
These materials are extremely strong and weather resistant. They are flexible and easy to work with while bringing lasting beauty to your backlit sign and awning products. From the first eradicable substrate to the seamless sign material, Cooley continues to provide premium materials for the sign and awing industry.
Trican has teamed up with Dickson for their long-standing reputation as a preferred maker of coated textiles. Each fabric is designed to benefit fabricators while bringing the refined look that end users want.
Dickson’s performance fabrics include solar protection for awnings, shade sails, and tents. The awning fabrics are durable, flexible, and colorfast against UV rays. They suit a range of shade applications, like retractable awnings, shade fabric structures, and window awnings.
Dickson also provides graphic fabrics for custom signs, banners, wall coverings, and more. These digitally printable fabrics accept any type of ink in the industry. Easily customized and installed, they open opportunities in high-profit markets, like hotels and retail.
Fil-Tec, Inc. has brought innovative fiber solutions to a variety of industries for over 40 years. We trust Fil-Tec thread products for their commitment to ingenuity and durability. Reinforce seams on cushions, awnings, tarps, and more with products made to make your job easier.
One of their most popular lines is Premofast non-wicking thread and bobbins.
W.L. Gore & Associates has been developing innovative products for over 60 years. Carving out space in city infrastructure, performance apparel, military, medical products, and even spacecraft, GORE is committed to improving lives through technology-driven products. They’ve built a reputation for moving the needle around everyday pain points.
Part of what lends to their success is the development of their exclusive ePTFE (Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene) technology. The expanded polymer is durable, age resistant, as well as weather and UV resistant. It protects against chemicals, friction, and provides a long service life. This makes the fiber ideal for use as an outdoor thread since it performs well in high-speed, industrial sewing machines and can withstand weather extremes.
The advent of this advanced new polymer led to their GORE TENARA thread collection. The thread has since become an essential component to any craftsman’s workshop.
Herculite has proven themselves as a true innovator in the performance fabrics market. We stock Herculite products for the unique benefits they offer. With an extensive lineup of collections, they provide highly functional, laminated fabrics for easy use in the real world. Not only have the fabrics been tested to perform but they are made with the environment in mind.
Herculite fabrics extend some great features for fabricators. Many are 100% waterproof, making them great for marine conditions and coastal climates. Their proprietary Rain Kleen topcoat prolongs the fabric’s lifespan and keeps them clean. Choose from high-strength, high-style outdoor fabrics for multiple needs.
Their collections include Patio 500 awning fabric, Weblon Regatta marine fabric, Showtime II tent fabric, Strataglass clear vinyl, and more.
Phifer’s assortment of woven, mesh fabrics have become a workshop standard. Maintaining a standard of excellence for over 60 years, Phifer serves multiple markets. They are a leading manufacturer of woven fabrics used for interior and exterior sun shading, outdoor upholstery, and marine flooring applications. Phifer is also the world's largest and only weaver of aluminum and fiberglass insect screening.
Phifer fabrics offer a broad range of features, including antimicrobial protection, structural stability, and weather defense for premium outdoor performance. Blending beauty with function, their diverse line of fabrics offers a lasting look for any indoor or outdoor space.
They’re known for their Phifertex mesh upholstery and SheerWeave solar shading fabrics.
An innovation in canopies, shade sails have become a popular choice for shading the nation’s outdoor spaces. They offer a modern look, flexible design, and wider coverage than traditional awnings or umbrellas.
Polyfab is a trusted supplier of premium shade sail fabric and supplies. Powered by a state-of-the-art production process, their shade materials outlast the elements and provide effective protection from UV rays. Solar shades made from Polyfab products are ideal for patios, schools and playgrounds, shopping centers, hotels, pools, parking lots, and more. Great for commercial or residential use, Polyfab fabric, hardware, and webbing work together to create high-quality canopies.
Fabric lines include Polytex, Comtex, and Architec 400.
Founded in 1896, Rainier is a long-standing provider of superior-quality shade systems. Their power screens and retractable awnings provide cooling shade and energy savings. A leader in product innovation, they produce their screen components with their state-of-the-art CNC cutting systems. Above all, Rainier focuses on excellent product quality and customer service.
One of the most recognized names in the industrial fastener market, Scovill manufacturing company has been making quality products since 1802. We recommend using Scovill fasteners, grommets, washers, and tools because of their tested performance and use across several applications.
Many fabricators and craftsmen recognize Scovill for its DOT fastener collection. The versatile snap fasteners offer unique designs, heavy-gauge materials, and weatherproof features that make them ideal for outdoor fabric projects. For your next project, source Scovill products for hardware that holds firm against the elements.
Serge Ferrari has established itself as an innovator in the performance fabrics industry. Founded in 1973, their creative products are used globally in more than 80 countries. Their patented Précontraint process creates fabrics out of flexible composite materials for acclaimed dimensional stability. Not only are they easy to handle but they also remain stable against the elements.
Ferrari fabrics are sought out by fabricators and architects for their inventive, functional applications. They have a place in a range of fields from advanced solar shade to custom-fit membranes for challenging structures.
Best known for their strides in solar protection, they’ve carved a reputation across multiple markets for the unique benefits they offer. With their North American HQ based in Florida, their team of experts recognize the effects of harsh sunlight. With their sight on sustainability, many of their fabrics offer energy-saving attributes, recyclable material, and GREENGUARD certifications.
Serge Ferrari textiles offer long-term durability, structural stability, lightweight construction, and smart coatings.
Explore their fabric collections in awning, screen and mesh, and marine.
Somfy is the world’s leading manufacturer of specialized motors and control systems for shade systems. These include rolling shutters, interior shades, blinds, projection screens, and other lift-up applications for the home. For more than three decades, engineers at Somfy have designed quality products that bring any home to life. Their products put interior and exterior window coverings in motion at the touch of a button. Above all, they make living spaces more enjoyable.
Somfy Systems has earned a reputation for being the most professional, responsive, and service-oriented company in the industry. They have a broad base of customers who integrate Somfy motors and controls into their product lines. Somfy provides the consumer with the best solution for shading, security, comfort, and convenience.
The Steel Stitch Method includes a line of products that provide an easy, reliable way to install awnings. Staples are driven into the Steel Stitch tube, which joins the fabric to the awning frame. The staples are then concealed with a Steel Stitch PVC trim, which is driven into the channel with a small pneumatic hammer. The result is a secure fit and smooth look, done in less time than other techniques.
We carry a wide range of Steel Stitch products in our Awning Hardware section. Explore PVC and fabric-covered extrusions, pneumatic hammers and air staplers, aluminum tubes, staples, and accessories.
Sunbrella fabric was born from the belief that outdoor fabric should be both functional and stylish. Their specially formulated fabrics were the first of their kind in 1961 and continue to be the industry leader today. Despite the cotton standard of the time, they developed a solution-dyed acrylic that provided a vastly more durable performance fabric.
Solution-dyed fibers and UV stability ensure colorfastness. Protective coatings resist water, stains, mold, and mildew. Unique fabric blends create soft, breathable fabrics. Quality materials and weaving techniques mean the fabric keeps its shape. Engineered for the outdoors, Sunbrella fabrics are durable and long lasting.
Sunbrella’s team of custom designers stay ahead of trends to deliver fresh styles. As the leading choice in performance fabrics, they supply a range of colors, sizes, and weights for a range of applications. Sunbrella continues to innovate to accommodate the modern landscape.
The Velcro Companies name needs no introduction. With more than 50 years of experience and continued innovation in the fastening market, the humble yet effective VELCRO Brand products serve multiple industries. Originally inspired by burrs found in nature, VELCRO Brand products bring intuitive designs great for commercial and consumer application. Since the fasteners are self-engaging, no buckles, rings, or snaps are needed. This means one product can take on the work of what previously called for multiple.
While VELCRO Brand industrial fasteners cover a wide breadth of possible functions, some common uses in the performance fabric market include:
- Bundling equipment
- Holding fabric flaps in place on boat covers
- Holding side curtains in place
- Tying down tarps
- Affixing cushions in place
- Fastening for bags, tents, and recreational apparel
- Mounting and storage
YKK has a reputation for their thorough production and testing standards. This results in quality zippers and fasteners that won’t jam, corrode, or break. Founded over 80 years ago, they’re now the world’s largest zipper manufacturer. With a focus on value and affordability, you can count on their products’ performance and longevity.
While known for their zippers, YKK also sells a variety of plastic fasteners and hook-and-loop fasteners with the same detailed attention. The products fulfill a range of industries and applications to aid in your next project. They offer a wide number of opportunities in industrial, consumer, and military functions.
Because the zippers are easy to fabricate and provide a longer service life, you can spend less time on needless repairs and more on the important stuff.