Cooley Sign & Awning Products of Pawtucket, R.I., introduced at Sign Expo its Weathertyte all-weather, waterproof awning fabric made of composite vinyl substrate. The material resembles high-end woven fabric, officials said.
Also at the show, which was held March 30 to April 2 in Las Vegas, Sheffield Plastics Inc. of Sheffield, Mass., touted Makrolon SL enhanced ultraviolet-light-resistant polycarbonate sheet.
The material is formulated to withstand wind, hail, storms, blowing debris and vandals, officials said.
The firm will add 20 million pounds of capacity with a new line in Sheffield by September, officials said.