UK. Contender UK to show range of revolutionary new products at METS Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 October 2006
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Contender UK will be present at METS, 14 – 16 November to discuss the new range of products it is now distributing. Contender UK is sole UK distributor for PERFIX, a revolutionary new patented fastener system and Holmenkol, a new range of products which use the latest in nano technology. The company has also started distributing Nautex Premium Breathable Acrylic from Sattler®, a revolutionary new fully waterproof and breathable acrylic for boat covers and sprayhoods. Visitors to METS should visit Contender Sailcloth’s stand 01.516, Perfix International B.V.’s stand 01.122 or HOLMENKOL Sport-Technologies GmbH & Co. KG’s stand 01.423 to find out more on the products.

PERFIX is a new fastener system specifically developed for marine covers and sprayhoods. Durable and corrosion free, PERFIX offers a quick and easy method of fixing a marine cover or sprayhood to a boat. Unlike other systems currently available, PERFIX does not involve any protruding pins, or sharp parts which can be liable to cause damage to clothing or feet, or can snag ropes.

Sattler Nautex Premium Breathable Acrylic is a unique material as it is both waterproof and breathable. It offers a solution to the ongoing problem of mould and corrosion damage normally associated with boat covers. Even in the harsh marine environment, Nautex keeps the inside of boats dry by letting moisture out and no water or moisture in.

Holmenkol products create a range of advanced coatings that offer advantages to performance across a variety of uses. Holmenkol coatings create low friction, and dirt and water repellent surfaces. For example, coatings applied to sails enable smooth hoists and drops, and less water retention, while a coating on the hull keeps it clean and optimises speed.

Holmenkol coatings are made up of tiny (nano) particles which bond to the surface of the material they are applied to. During the process of application, the particles organise themselves in layers, forming a completely covered multi layered coating. The layered structure means that the coating resists abrasion, because if one layer is damaged, a deeper layer is exposed and acts as a protection to the rest.

Holmenkol is the oldest ski wax manufacturer in the world and has been at the forefront of research and development of high tech coatings for the ski market. The combination of high performance nano coatings can be applied to many other sports and is now available in the marine market from Contender UK.
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