Moorhead, Minnesota -- Vantage Resource Group Inc., a US-based protective film supplier, has secured distribution rights for a new protective urethane film for the marine industry, a 21 Jan company statement said.
Minnesota-based 3M's Scotchgard Protection Film is a "premium-grade, UV-stable, clear coat urethane" applied to high-impact surfaces of fibrerglass boats, boat trailers and pontoons to reduce damage from road debris, scratches and general wear.
"This product is well-tested, respected, and will be beneficial to the marine industry," said Vantage president Ross Solwold. 3M sales manager Michael Beaver said the protection film is providing customers with a new way to protect their purchases from everyday "wear and tear."
3M's protection film was developed over 40 years ago to protect military helicopter blades from sand damage and flying debris, the statement said. Vantage is now working with marine manufacturers to develop custom clear film-protection packages to sell to its retail customers, the company added. (RD)"