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Most Loved Products of 2022

Welcome to 2023! From all of us at Trivantage®, we hope your new year is filled with new projects, new partnerships, and new opportunities for you to practice your craft and make your customers’ visions reality.

You chose Trivantage for a variety of reasons in 2022, but there were a few products that took the spotlight. Here are the fabrics, marine hardware, and awning services that made the top four last year:

  • Marine Shade Fly – Create easy shade with our Marine Shade Fly premium boat shade poles, customizable fabrics, and hardware. With a hand-selected offering of shade fly supplies, Trivantage makes it easy to purchase everything you need to meet your customers’ needs, including pick-and-choose adjustable pole sets, fabric, and hardware.
  • Sunbrella® Upholstery – Add style and long-lasting comfort to any space with Sunbrella upholstery fabrics (pictured). These high-quality fabrics are designed to withstand the elements and everyday use, making them perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • PrintCraft™ Awnings – With as little as 5 yards, PrintCraft delivers unlimited shade fabric customization through a single source. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty from Glen Raven, PrintCraft provides full customization, for both personal and commercial applications, with multiple fabric width options.
  • Aqualon® Edge – Aqualon Edge is the next generation in multi-use, high-quality boat cover fabric. Powered by cutting-edge Perfecta Marine® technology, Aqualon Edge marine fabric reduces heat gain caused by UV rays, which keeps surfaces and interior temperatures cool, and is perfect for boat covers and enclosures. Northern Customs is but one partner who has turned to Aqualon Edge for new marine projects.

Which projects will take the spotlight in 2023? Stay tuned to Market Corner each month, and be sure to share your project details with your Trivantage sales representative along the way. We look forward to highlighting your successes.

Trivantage Introduces Visilite® AR


We are excited to introduce Visilite AR, offered exclusively from Trivantage and featuring all the benefits you've come to expect from the Visilite brand. The 60-mil, rigid polycarbonate sheets provide excellent optical clarity and are abrasion-resistant on both sides. As the brand's newest addition, this high-quality product has been field tested for over a year, and we've worked to ensure that a secure and steady supply is available to our customers.

Visilite AR polycarbonate sheets are ideal for marine enclosures, among other marine applications. The benefits of polycarbonate include:

  • Smooth and wrinkle-free appearance
  • Low distortion for optical clarity
  • Sew-ability
  • Longer lifetime, resisting yellowing and crazing


The product is in stock and ready to ship for your next project. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call your local sales representative or contact us at 1-800-786-1876.


NEW: Sunbrella Exceed FR Awning Fabric

As commercial projects increasingly require fire-retardant materials, Sunbrella has launched its newest performance awning fabric – Sunbrella® ExceedTM FR, an inherently fire-retardant and flame-resistant shade fabric that offers top FR performance while still delivering the same elevated appearance and tactile qualities of woven Sunbrella shade fabrics.

Available from Trivantage®, Sunbrella Exceed FR provides fiber-level, built-in flame resistance and fire retardancy, resulting in extended peace of mind for your customers. Self-extinguishing, this modified acrylic provides long-lasting protection that meets all relevant FR codes including California Fire Marshal, NFPA Burn Tests, FAA Certifications, and more. Sunbrella Exceed FR is also compatible with the Sunbrella Graphics System for additional customization and personalization for store fronts or restaurants.

With Sunbrella Exceed FR, customers can enjoy the look and feel of Sunbrella shade fabrics, plus the benefit of inherent fire-retardancy. Exceed FR shade fabric comes with the mold and mildew resistance, water repellency, stain resistance, fade resistance, and breathability users have come to expect from Sunbrella products. With a 5-year limited warranty, these Sunbrella shade fabrics are sure to satisfy and protect for years to come.

For your next awning installation, consider Sunbrella Exceed FR, available in four versatile colors: Black, Captain Navy, Forest Green, and Jockey Red. For more information on Exceed FR or other Sunbrella fabrics, please contact your sales representative, visit, or call us at 800-786-1876.

Choosing the Correct Patterning Fabric Makes a Boatload of a Difference

With spring underway, now is the time to ensure your customers – and their applications – are prepared for boating season.

When lightweight, highly tear-resistant patterning material is needed, Canvex® and Patternpro offer multiple solutions. With excellent stability and lay-flat properties, these HDPE products are ideal for marine canvas patterning.

Choosing the correct patterning fabric can drastically improve the efficiency of designing and fabricating large-scale projects. Canvex and Patternpro are also engineered to improve the accuracy of measurements and marks while on the job.

Shop now and discover how tear-resistant patterning fabric can make a boatload of a difference:

  • NEW Patternpro from Polyfab – This ultra stable, two-sided patterning fabric is a popular choice for fabricators, and offers a tighter weave structure. Choose from folded 157” or non-folded 78.7” products for your specific fabrication.
  • Canvex I – This clear, reinforced plastic sheeting is also popular for patterning boat covers, snap-on covers, biminis, and other marine uses. Canvex I is one-sided, 81” wide, and ideal for projects prioritizing light weight.
  • Canvex II –Also popular for patterning large projects, Canvex II is two-sided, 72” wide, and best used for jobs that require superior tear resistance and patterns that require markings on both sides of the material.

Discover the difference performance patterning can make. Shop pattern fabric today, contact your sales representative, or call us at 800-786-1876.

Barricade: Protect What Matters Most

If you have not yet tried Barricade, an advanced, four-layer fabric designed to meet and surpass the challenging requirements of a basic cover fabric, then the time to do so is now.

Available exclusively from Trivantage®, this highly water resistant and quick drying fabric will ensure valuable possessions are protected for years to come. Barricade features a breathable film sandwiched between two layers of soft but durable bicomponent non-woven material. From grills and motorcycles to cars and airplane windshields, the fabric guards against the damaging effects of sun, dirt, dust, and moisture. It is also UV resistant and lightweight for easy storing.

As a result, help your customers protect their valuable investments from the elements and scratching for years to come with Barricade.

Barricade is in stock and ready to ship. Please contact your sales representative for a sample, shop Barricade on, or contact us at 800-786-1876.