Product puts canoe makers back to work

T-Formex filling in for Royalex for plastic hulls

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 1:55 a.m.

Louis Shaw, co-owner of Two Brothers Canoes in Rogers, points out the layers of material used to make the body of a canoe. A new material, called T-Formex, has allowed two Arkansas canoe makers to resume production.

When the supply of Royalex dried up years ago, Arkansas-based canoe makers who rely on the material found themselves up a creek without a paddle.

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