Posted by Seaman Corporation on May 22, 2008

WOOSTER, OH - A revolutionary truck tarp fabric that is 28% lighter than an average 18-ounce lumber tarp has been developed by Seaman Corporation, a world leader in high performance fabrics.

Five years in development, the new fabric, named Shelter-Lite, delivers the strength and durability of a much heavier tarp fabric, yet is significantly lighter and easier to handle. In addition, the strong nylon base fabric allows for greater cold temperature flexibility.

"Shelter-Lite offers outstanding tear strength and durability, yet is almost unbelievably light and easy to handle," said Brenda Solon, Product Manager for Seaman Corporation, "We are very excited to bring this new tarp fabric to the market."

Shelter-Lite was introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. in March 2007. "We were overwhelmed by the positive response to this new fabric," said Solon. "We had interest from fabricators, fleet owners, owner-operators and, of course, the drivers. They were enthusiastic about the lighter weight and also, about the use of nylon base fabric which makes it much easier to work with in cold weather."

Seaman Corporation is the only major tarp fabric supplier that still weaves and coats its fabric in the U.S.A. "For decades, Shelter-Rite tarp fabrics have been the choice of more U.S. fleets than any other," said Solon. "We're proud to add Shelter-Lite to our family of quality fabrics. There is really nothing else quite like it on the market."

Seaman Corporation, a world leader in high performance fabrics, maintains its corporate headquarters and a major manufacturing center in Wooster, Ohio. Bristol, Tenn. is home to a second major manufacturing operation, including a knitting and weaving facility.

For information, contact Seaman Corporation at 330-262-1111 or toll-free 800-927-8578. Seaman Corporation, 1000 Venture Blvd., Wooster, OH 44691. news@seamannewsroom.com

To learn more about Shelter-Rite Truck Tarps visit shelterritetarps.com

Topics: Truck Tarp Fabric News