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Herculite and Strataglass Offer DIY Designs for Protective Equipment

Posted by Craig Zola on Apr 2, 2020 4:39:05 PM

Strataglass and Herculite have received many requests for potential uses of our products in PPE. Strataglass is not FDA approved for use, but we have created two designs that use Strataglass as a protective barrier. We are providing these as DESIGN GUIDES ONLY, we are not manufacturing or selling these products.

PLEASE NOTE: These ARE NOT FDA-approved medical devices. Strataglass makes NO CLAIM that these designs will protect you from contracting any virus or disease. Use at your own risk. The face shields are meant to be used in conjunction with CDC approved masks and eye-wear.

See the designs below:

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Preparing Your Restaurant Patio for Seasonal Business

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you’re thinking of adding a patio space to your restaurant (or preparing your existing outdoor space for seasonal patio dining), you could be on your way to a significant revenue boost.

Adding an outdoor patio to your restaurant can increase gross profits by up to 65%, depending on how much you invest in the project. Research by restaurant and hospitality consulting company Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group found that an investment of $200,000 in an outdoor dining space could yield a gross profit of over $500,000.

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Outdoor Dining: History, Benefits, and Inspiration

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM

“Would you like to be seated inside, or on our patio?”

Especially when it’s nice outside, many people would say, “Patio, please!”

Whether you call it outdoor dining, picnicking, feasting en plein aire, or eating al fresco, enjoying a meal outside is very much a part of everyday life, particularly in warmer months. But where did this tradition come from, and is it still alive and well today?

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Selecting the Right Commercial-Grade Outdoor Patio Enclosure

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to commercial buildings, adding new outdoor spaces (or taking existing outdoor spaces to the next level) is a great way to add interest and boost value.

But depending on location, you may want a layer of protection from the elements. That’s where outdoor patio enclosures come in. Whether they’re year-round or seasonal, enclosures can increase the function of outdoor spaces.

How do you know which commercial-grade fabric is right for your outdoor patio enclosure project? Here are a few of the most important factors to consider:

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Agricultural Building Curtains Buyer’s Guide

Posted by Craig Zola on Nov 27, 2019 7:38:50 PM

As a livestock producer, your animals are your lifeblood. You may have raised many of them from birth, you spend every day caring for them, and they help support your family. Therefore, it’s understandable that want to provide the best care possible for them. You feed them the best food you can, you care for them when they’re sick, and you protect them from predators.

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ISO 9001 Certification In Textile Manufacturing Explained

Posted by Craig Zola on Nov 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Lots of companies manufacture textiles - but how can you be sure that their goods are manufactured to a higher standard, consistently? That's where the certification of quality management systems  can help to give you trust that a company is manufacturing with consistent quality. The gold standard of quality manufacturing system certifications is  ISO 9001. You may have seen the ISO 9001-certified claim made by companies as diverse as Nestle and DHL. 

But what is ISO certification? It's become ubiquitous, we see the logo at the bottom of manufacturers, suppliers, and other company web sites. But what does it really mean for you, the customer? Let's explain exactly what ISO 9001 certification stands for and what it means when you buy products from one of our Herculite brands.

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Matt Brommer Named Marketing Manager for Herculite, Inc.

Posted by Craig Zola on May 22, 2019 1:39:32 PM

Matt Brommer has been named marketing manager for Herculite, Inc., a leader in flexible composite textiles for performance applications in solar protection, marine, tents and structures, healthcare and digital graphics.

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How to Keep Your Boat Windows Clean Between Trips

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 20, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Maintaining crystal-clear boat windows should be important to boat-owners for both practical and aesthetic reasons. Stained or cloudy vinyl windows around your full boat enclosure or dodger make for a sub-par boating experience. Not only that, it can make navigation difficult, particularly in wet weather. The most common issue your boat windows face is diminished clarity, which leads to a hazy or cloudy appearance.

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Are You Really Saving with DIY Boat Repairs?

Posted by Craig Zola on Feb 4, 2019 2:30:00 PM

There’s so many expenses to consider when buying a new boat. Naturally you’ll factor in the up-front cost of the boat as well as storage and accessory costs. It’s equally important to factor in the cost of repairs and maintenance on your boat as well.

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Choosing Marine Fabrics That Will Save You Time & Money

Posted by Craig Zola on Jan 23, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 On the open water, marine fabrics are used to protect occupants and watercraft from the sun, wind, and surf. They’re also used to protect boats in storage, either dry-docked or at the pier.

Boat owners put a lot of thought into the design of their enclosures and boat tops, but often overlook one important factor: the materials they’re made from.

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