5 Tips to Winterize Your Boat

August 23, 2016 / in by Mindy McIntire


Fall is fast approaching and it’s time to think about closing up the lake house and getting the boat ready for winter storage. A little effort to clean and prepare for next year will not only extend the life of your boat but you’ll save yourself a lot of time and heartache come next summer. Here are five quick tips based on our experience winterizing boats.

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Protecting Your Boat: How-To Videos

July 15, 2016 / in Marine Videos / by Mindy McIntire

What do you do in inclement weather? Layer up. That’s exactly what a Transhield cover does for a boat. A waterproof, shrinkable, outer layer provides protection from rain, snow, sun, dirt, and other airborne pollutants. The middle layer is a hot olefin adhesive, and the inner layer is a soft polyester nonwoven material to protect against etching and scratching. Transhield provides advanced fabrics to protect boats and personal watercraft.

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Topics: Marine Videos

What is a Breathable Cover?

June 20, 2016 / in Breathable Cover / by Mindy McIntire

Breathable covers support efforts to minimize corrosion by removing moisture from beneath the protective cover. Breathable covers should prevent water from getting in while allowing water vapor to escape. These two characteristics, waterproofing and moisture permeability, are mutually contradictory. So how does that work?

First, let's clarify one thing: Breathability should not be confused with wicking. We've all heard of wick-away apparel for athletes. The fabric used in these clothes works by moving water (sweat) away from the surface being protected (the body). Breathable covers do not work this way.

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Topics: Breathable Cover

Transhield Awarded Longer Contract with IBBI

May 23, 2016 / in News / by Mindy McIntire

(Elkhart, IN) – Transhield, Inc. was recently awarded a four-year contract extension by IBBI (Independent Boat Builders, Inc.) as an IBBI preferred supplier of protective covers for use during transportation and storage.

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Topics: News

Transhield Case Study: Responsive Customer Service

May 12, 2016 / in Case Study / by Mindy McIntire

A customer in the industrial manufacturing industry needed a quick solution in order to avoid a $3 million dollar late delivery fee on the sale of two $7 million dollar jet engines. The engines were scheduled to ship by sea to the Middle East. Corrosion forming on the engine was a major concern. If the engines arrived with corrosion on them, they could be deemed unusable by industry standards.

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Topics: Case Study

Waterproof Covers and April Showers

April 20, 2016 / in Corrosion Prevention / by Matt Robbins

April showers bring water intrusion and water intrusion results in damaged and malfunctioning equipment. 

It never rains in Southern California, or so we thought until “El Nino” came to town.  This year is proving to be one of the wettest in recent history and not just for California.  Rainfall rates all over the country have been higher than the normal average according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) web site. Above-average precipitation was observed along the West Coast, Midwest, Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi River Valley.  Seven states were much wetter than average.  

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention

The Cost of Corrosion

March 15, 2016 / in by Seckin Ozol

Every year over 5,000 professionals from all over the world meet to exchange ideas, learn new trends and find solutions to one of the most under-rated issues of our advanced civilization:  Corrosion.

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Good Stewardship for Equipment Protection

My grandfather had an amazing set of hand tools in his basement workshop. Many of them were over 50 years old but still looked and operated as good as new. Each tool in his arsenal looked brand new as if it was recently purchased. His tools have lasted throughout the years because he took excellent care of them. It proves that when one puts the effort into taking care of something they value, the natural consequence is an increased lifecycle along with a sense of pride in ownership.

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Topics: Protective Covers

Transhield Signs Exclusive Distributor Agreement with Tulmar Safety Systems

March 01, 2016 / in News / by Mindy McIntire

Transhield, maker of engineered fabrics and custom protective covers, recently announced an exclusive distributor agreement with Tulmar Safety Systems of Hawkesbury, Ontario to expand its reach into Canada.

Transhield manufactures specialty fabrics and designs custom covers that protect from harsh outdoor elements. As an exclusive distributor of Transhield products, Tulmar will offer covers made from the patented material that inhibits corrosion. This will be of particular value to military assets.

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Topics: News

Salt or Brine? What is eating my car?

February 09, 2016 / in Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers / by Tim Chavez

Winter has been especially brutal in many states this year.

Ice, snow, and rain combine to produce hazardous winter road conditions. As a Southern California native winter road hazards consist of little more than wet surfaces with the occasional black ice in the coldest of areas.

On a recent excursion to the upper Midwest, I had my first encounter with these winter road conditions. Traveling through Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois, I encountered a mixture of snowy and icy roads covered with salt or some other concoctions spread on the black surfaces of the highway in what must be an effort to temper the treacherous conditions that wreak havoc on motorists.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers



Transhield is the maker of custom protective coverings for the industrial, marine, military, automotive, and wind energy markets. Our corporate offices are located in Elkhart, Indiana where we design and render custom covers as well as engineer and test new fabric formulas in our state-of-the-art laboratory.


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