The products you need for the tented events you want.
Editor’s note: The companies in this section submitted product information by the specified deadline. This section is organized by three product categories: tents, structures and fabric; decor and accessories; and tools and equipment. InTents features a regular New Products section in each issue. To have your new products included, please direct your product information to Sigrid A. Tornquist. Digital photos submitted by email must be high-resolution (at least 300 dpi at four by five inches).
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Tents, Structures and Fabric
Custom architecture Architecture of the Air by GuildWorks provides elegant sweeping lines and a more open-air feel, often with less hardware over traditional tents. The tensile membrane structure offers resistance to higher winds than most traditional tents. GuildWorks’ design team works closely with clients to ensure that their input is heard and reflected in the design process from the very initial sketches to the final installation. For more information, contact GuildWorks, www.guildworks.com.
Sheer top tension tent: The 32-foot-wide single pole expandable Aurora is the newest offering in Anchor’s sheer top line-up, which also includes Auroras in widths of 45-foot and 59-foot (twin pole expandable). Aurora marries the essence of the sailcloth tent’s appeal with renowned quality and engineering expertise, resulting in enhanced protection and security that give a rental company peace of mind and ecstatic clients. For more information, contact Anchor Industries, www.anchorinc.com.
Welding tape: SS71 Bonding Tape from Trivantage is made with polyurethane adhesive and uses proven bonding technologies for the clean assembly of projects. The welding tape was developed by Miller Weldmaster and is designed to work with Sunbrella®, Sunbrella® Plus, FIRESIST® and other acrylic fabrics. It creates clean, waterproof seams and is available in standard ⅞-inch widths, with additional widths available for purchase through special order. For more information, contact Trivantage,
Frame tents: Celina’s Master Series Frame tent utilizes the West Coast Style frame with the smooth traditional look of frame tents by using a tensioned valance, or catenary curve. The tent uses less hardware than classic frame tents, making for faster and easier installations.
High definition graphics can be added to customize the tent. For more information, contact Celina Tent. Inc., www.gettent.com.
Sailcloth tents: The Bayview sailcloth-style tent is easy to set up and comes in a variety of sizes. The tent provides an alternative to the traditional square-ended pole and frame tents. For more information, contact Charnecke Tents Inc., www.charnecketents.com.
Grommet alternative: E-Z Lace™, a registered trademark of OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics™ with Retroglo®, is an engineered textile structure with customized integrated openings that eliminate the use of grommets. E-Z Lace provides customizable length and spacing of button holes, extra seam strength of 150 pounds or more, options including reflectivity, high visibility, a variety of colors, flame resistance and conductivity. Applications include pool covers, canopies, awnings, tents, bimini tops, boat covers, architectural structures, load management
systems and water tank covers. For more information, contact OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, www.osnf.com.
Versatile frame tent system: Economy Tent Intl.’s Trio® frame tents feature stylish versatility, engineered stability, and ease of handling and maintenance. The frame system comes with color-coded end caps designed to make the identification of tubing lengths simple. Engineered and wind load tested up to 80 mph, the frame system utilizes 1¾-inch OD, 6005 T-6 anodized marine aluminum construction with failsafe steel snap button assembly. Leg heights are adjustable up to 8 feet and fittings and base plates are cast aluminum. Covers are available in traditional, tension and high-peak styles, and come in ten colors, 30-inch stripes and two types of clear vinyl. For more information,
contact Economy Tent Intl.,
Printable doors: Value doors from Fred’s Tents and Canopies Inc. can be printed with any image and are also changeable. Doors are compatible with leg heights of 8 or 10 feet for a pole or frame tent, and 3.4 or 4 meters for a clearspan structure. For more information, contact Fred’s Tents and Canopies Inc., www.wemaketents.com.
Panic doors: Single and double anodized doors with panic bars from Fred’s Tents and Canopies Inc. allow occupants to quickly exit a tent in case of an emergency. The doors look like
the company’s traditional aluminum doors but unlike other suppliers’ panic doors, these doors are keyed alike. » For more information, contact Fred’s Tents and Canopies Inc., www.wemaketents.com.
Extended technical fabric warranty: Safety Components has extended the limited warranty of its innovative technical fabric WeatherMAX 80 to 10 years. UV-resistant WeatherMAX 80 is
woven from 100-percent pigment solution-dyed fibers, and has a breathable finish that resists water, dirt and mildew. For more information,
contact Safety Components, www.weathermax.com.
Lightweight pop-up tent: Measuring less than 5 feet when closed and weighing less than 50 pounds, the V3 pop-up tent is the lightest in its category. The Vitabri® by Ins’TenT V3 includes riveted stainless steel, truss connectors, heavy-duty fiberglass fittings and over-sized metal footplates for stability. Available in 10-by-10-, 10-by-15- and 10-by-20-foot sizes, in heavy-duty vinyl or 600-denier polyester. For more information,
contact Ins’TenT Industries,
FR shadecloth: Polyfab USA LLC’s newly re-developed FR Comshade will soon be available from Polyfab distributors across the Americas. The HDPE shadecloth includes a “new generation” additive that is environmentally safe and less aggressive against UV inhibitors. FR Comshade comes with a 10-year UV performance warranty, and will be available in seven colors—aquamarine, cappuccino, midnight green, porcelain, sandstone, silver and white. For more information, contact Polyfab USA LLC,
Glossy vinyl: Vanguard-1600 vinyl from Keder Solutions features a double-sided gloss finish to reduce dirt and grime buildup on projects. Suitable for tenting, tarps, banners, signs and awnings, the material is printable and available at an affordable price. For more information,
contact Keder Solutions, www.kedersolutions.com.
Laminated vinyl: New from Snyder Manufacturing and Keyston Bros. Inc. is Coolshade, an American-made laminated vinyl for high profile awning and cover applications. Available through Keyston Bros., Snyder’s Coolshade fabric is available in 15 standard colors and 50-yard rolls. With high tensile and tear strength, this premium outdoor fabric has a wick resistant scrim and excellent stability with mildew-resistance and anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. The material is highly UV resistant and meets all flame resistance specifications including California State Fire Marshal Title 19, NFPA 701, ASTM E84-81A. For more information,
contact Snyder Manufacturing, www.snyderman.com.
Decor and Accessories
Versatile brackets: Exclusively designed pole brackets from Tentwares Accessory Catalog attach easily around center or side poles from 2 to 6 inches in diameter. Installation requires no tools. Install by opening the bracket, wrapping it around the pole and locking it into place using the easy-to-close latch. Attach lighting, dimmer, fans and more to the exclusive T-Nuts that slide easily into the outer grooves. For more information, contact Tentwares Accessory Catalog, www.tentwares.com.
Faux linen: Panama polyester faux linen from A-1 Tablecloth Co. is washable and durable. The fabric is available in 16 colors and can be made in any size. Panama faux linen is also available for rental. » For more information, contact A-1 Tablecloth Co., www.a1tablecloth.com.
Adjustable color temperatures: The new COLORado 1-Quad Zoom VW from CHAUVET Professional makes it easy for designers to tune in the perfect color temperature for a wide variety of applications, including broadcast studios, recital halls, churches and events. Radiant cooled for silent operation, the high-output fixture offers a variable white color temperature range of 2800K to 9000K—and a full output color temperature of 5000K. For more information, contact Chauvet Professional, www.chauvetprofessional.com.
Tools and Equipment
Stake pullers: JackJaw® extractors are the fast, easy and safe way to pull tent and inflatable stakes and rebar. The powerful, patented jaw mechanism allows stakes to be pulled straight out of the ground or asphalt without bending them. The jaw mechanism provides a positive grip that prevents slipping that causes back and shoulder strain. Units have a zinc and clear chromate plating for long-lasting durability and corrosion resistance. For more information, contact Construction Accessories Inc., www.jackjaw.com.
Long arm sewing machine: The SK-Highlead GC20698 long arm sewing machine is an excellent choice for tent shops needing long arm sewing capability for repairs and customization. Its powerful compound walking foot mechanism and 25-inch clearance under the sewing arm allow for sewing sidewalls, customizing clear vinyl walls, patching and repairs. (Machine shown with optional puller.) For more information, contact Kaplan Sewing Machine Co., www.kaplansewingmachine.com.
Biodegradable cleaner: Zap mold, mildew, dirt, algae, leaf stain, tree sap and bird droppings from virtually every washable surface with Iosso® Mold and Mildew Stain Remover. Solution can be applied to soiled areas to quickly remove stains from fabric, canvas, coated fabrics, vinyl, plastic, carpeting, wood, fiberglass, painted surfaces, rubber, tile and concrete. This gentle concentrated formula is safe on fabrics and colors, is non-chlorine and biodegradable. For more information, contact Iosso Products, www.iosso.com.
Heavy duty patch: SafeTruck is now offering SKP tape for emergency repairs to reefer trailer walls, soft-sided trailers, tarps, dock enclosures and more. The tape quickly repairs all PVC and vinyl fabrics that have been torn or damaged and also works well on acetate-based materials. This heavy-duty patch has industrial grade adhesive and is available in 6-inch-wide by 5-foot-long rolls for easy cut, peel and patch repairs. The product comes in black, white, red, blue, green and gray. It is also available in 75-foot bulk rolls. For more information, contact SafeTruck, www.safetruck.com.
Warning systems: New from safertents.com/Temporary Shelter Specialists is the WIND alarm for tent and inflatable amusement rentals. The WIND alarm operates in the background at any event, silently monitoring changing wind conditions and providing an early warning when the wind conditions dictate that there may be a need to seek shelter. The WIND system for tents monitors wind conditions and provides two separate warnings when winds reach potentially dangerous speeds. The WIND system for inflatable rides monitors wind conditions and provides an evacuation strobe and siren when wind conditions dictate the need to evacuate and deflate the ride. For more information, contact Temporary Shelter Specialists, www.safertents.com.
Cloud-based management: Lightning by IntelliEvent is a cloud-based solution designed to manage clients, quotes, inventory and labor—anytime, anywhere and from any device. Features include inventory tracking and management, including shortage alerts; contact relationship management; Google calendar integration; labor and personnel scheduling; business metrics dashboard; accounting and invoicing; and scalability for up to 1,000 users. For more information, contact IntelliEvent, www.intellievent.com.
Ergonomic high-performance scissors: Finny scissors from Kretzer USA are manufactured using special grinding for enhanced cutting performance. Scissors feature a plastic handle with soft-rubber insets for a comfortable and ergonomic grip. Available in 8-, 10- and 12-inch sizes. For more information, contact Kretzer USA, www.kretzerusa.com.