Originally Posted by reiscuba
Hello , I am looking to find what kind of fabric is use to reinforced the upper part of the tubes and to protect them, I have see it in the police inflatables , Excuse my ignorance, but I can see to find the light where to purchase this on the united estates, some body toll me that is texture hypalon or EPDM, the true is that I can't find the place where I can purchase the material or a place to do this work, I have a 20 Feet HBI Regards, Reinier
Achilles and Pennel & Flipo are the two dominant forces in synthetic fabric manufacturing for marine applications. You can purchase material from them in a variety of colors, textures, decitex, and thickness.
Both have U.S. offices. However, they will probably not sell to an end consumer.
Also, CSM / Hypalon material is VERY expensive in small quantities...$100-$200 per linear meter.