Must-have products for brilliant tented events.
Editor’s note: The companies in the Premier Product Showcase submitted product information by the specified deadline. This section is organized by three product categories: tents, structures and fabric; tools and equipment; and decor and accessories. InTents features a regular New Products section in each issue. To have your new products included, please direct your product information to
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Tent, structures and fabric
Timbertrac tent collection: Aztec Tents’ Timbertrac™ Collection of frame tents features an architectural truss beam design, woodlike aluminum beams and aesthetic joining plates, producing the appearance of craftsman-style construction while providing the amenities needed for event-specific applications. New features of the production model include updated engineering, elimination of nearly 50 percent of the bolts needed in the frame assembly, integrated gable end and wall panel options to fully enclose the structure and a pre-engineered portal brace system that eliminates the need for cross cables in the wall area of the tent system. »For more information, contact Aztec Tents, www.aztectents.com.
Fast installation: Engineered for superior strength and quick installation, the Olympic Tent (frame tent) system features heavy-duty reinforcements to ensure long-lasting tops. Catenary facings are hidden beneath the traditional valance so the curve is not visible from the outside. Straps and stainless steel buckles and “Gripper Web,” backed with triple-strength reinforcements, are also an option. The tents are designed for outdoor event tents, festivals, canopies and more. »For more information, contact Olympic Tent, www.olympictent.com.
Lightweight pop-up tent: Measuring less than 5 feet when closed and weighing less than 50 pounds, the V3 pop-up tent by Ins’TenT is lightest in its category. The V3 tent includes riveted stainless steel, truss connectors, heavy-duty fiberglass fittings and over-sized metal footplates for stability. Available in two shapes—rectangular and square—the tent comes 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, www.instent.com.
Vinyl fabric collection: The Carnival of Colors collection of vinyl tent fabric solutions from Snyder Mfg. Inc. is designed to withstand the long-term effects of wind, rain, mildew and UV rays. Berry Amendment compliant, Snyder fabric options can also accommodate fire retardant, light blocking and sound deadening needs with its Snyder Sound Block product. Standard widths are available up to 61 inches. »For more information, contact Snyder Mfg., www.snyderman.com.
Light-duty door: This low-cost, high-quality door system from Rainier Industries Ltd. enables a quick return on investment and creates ongoing profits. The 6-by-6-foot 8-inch double door opening complies with fire codes and can easily be converted to a single door by changing one part. A medium-duty adjustable door closer provides reliability while keeping weight down. Rectangular tube steel frames are powder coated and reinforced with a steel gusset for added strength. Vertical uprights come with a choice of brackets to attach to any tent eave. »For more information, contact Rainier Industries, www.rainier.com.
Portable matting system: New from Signature Systems Group LLC is VersaRoad™, a portable matting system designed to provide superior ground protection and access for vehicles and equipment over virtually any ground condition. The mats are 10 feet wide by 7 feet long and are designed to accommodate worldwide vehicle traffic and handle most heavy-haul requirements. Constructed using virgin high-density polyethelyne (HDPE) copolymer, the mats are relatively lightweight (482 pounds), allowing for easy handling and lower transportation costs than comparably-sized mats. »For more information, contact Signature Systems Group, www.signaturesystemsgroup.com.
Revolutionary repair tape: AR Industries, a division of A&R Tarpaulins Inc., has a line of SKP® (Super Kwik Patch) revolutionary repair tape. SKP is an innovative adhesive tape for vinyl repairs, applicable to anything made of vinyl, including tents, banners, canopies, inflatables, liners and more. Made in the U.S.A., SKP is made of a strong vinyl-coated polyester material with adhesive backing. The tape is available in blue, white, silver, red, green and black and comes in rolls of 6 inches wide by 75 feet long. »For more information, contact AR Industries, www.artarpaulins.com.
Press fasteners: CAF-316® from Surefas is a press fastener for outdoor applications. Using spring technology that avoids galvanic corrosion or electrolysis, the fasteners are stable over time and use, no matter the conditions. CAF-316 is available in seven colors and is the only press fastener in 316 stainless steel, making it resistant even to sea water. »For more information, contact Surefas B.V., www.surefas.com.
Tent keders: The ZipKeder from Paskal Zippers and Fasteners is a strong and highly flexible replacement for large tent and awning keders. It can be folded or rolled, reducing storage space and transportation complexity. Because of its flexibility and strength, friction in the rail or profile is lowered, reducing assembly and dismantle time. »For more information, contact Paskal Zippers and Fasteners, www.paskal.co.il.
Inflatable flower structure: Inspired by nature, Stretch Marquees and Fabric Structures offers its inflatable AXION flower structure to enhance marketing at events, promotions or festivals. Using a patented system of high pressure pneumatic tubes, the flower structure is inflated to a nominal pressure 2.0 bar. The tension of the petal membranes is produced using Stretch Structure’s high-tech BEDOUINFLEX™ stretch membrane. The design can be digitally printed to meet specific marketing needs. »For more information, contact Stretch Marquees and Fabric Structures, www.stretchstructures.com.
Frame tent system: Economy Tent International’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 fail-safe 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 10 different colors, 30-inch stripes and two types of clear vinyl. »For more information, contact Economy Tent, www.economytent.com.
Tools and Equipment
Dual fuel tent heaters: Distributed by PHP Distribution Inc., Nomad tent heaters from HeatStar are equipped with features to make them easy to use and inexpensive to operate. The heaters are ETL certified and feature six output rates on three separate units, a dual fuel standard (LP/NG), multirates (high and low settings), a remote thermostat with a 20-foot cord and an easy reset high-limit switch. »For more information, contact PHP Distribution Inc., www.phpdistribution.com.
Tent cleaning machine: SKP GmbH’s PR6000 is a fully automated fabric-cleaning machine that cleans widths of PVC fabric up to 6 meters. The machine is also optimal for the simultaneous cleaning of two 3-meter tarpaulins as well as suitable for cleaning pagoda tarpaulins up to 5 meters, and to a limited extent up to 6 meters. »For more information, contact SKP GmbH, www.skp-gmbh.com.
Portable payment process: Alert Management Systems Corp. and Volatile Studios have a new component as a feature of the paperless contract management system Sign&Rent: the ability for customers to make a credit card payment from a smartphone or tablet while signing for a rental contract or delivery. The process is simple for the end user and results in a secure MOTO (Mail Order-Telephone Order) payment in real time. Because the payment is processed through Alert’s secure credit card software, no additional fees apply. »For more information, contact Alert Management Systems, www.alert-ims.com.
Biodegradable cleaner: Remove mold, mildew, dirt, algae, leaf stain, tree sap and bird droppings from virtually every washable surface with Iosso® Mold and Mildew Stain Remover. The 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, and is non-chlorine and biodegradable. »For more information, contact Iosso Products, www.iosso.com.
Green cleaner: APCO TentClean™ Green from Awning Cleaning Industries Inc. is a professional grade and environmentally friendly concentrated vinyl cleaner designed to remove a broad range of soil from all vinyl fabrics. »For more information, contact Awning Cleaning Industries Inc., www.cleancanvas.com.
Decor and Accessories
Lighted dance floor: The LED pixel animation starlit dance floor from Pro-Toplight has a work life of 10,000 hours. Each 2-by-2-foot panel weighs 9.8 kilograms and consumes 28W of power. The panel surface is made of acrylic and is available in black or white. »For more information, contact Guangzhou Top Stage Light Factory, www.pro-toplight.com.
Disposable event boxes: TTC Systems by Party Time Inc. now has custom lid options for its disposable event boxes. Four lid options include the standard multifunction with “punch-out,” recycle only, trash only and compostable only. Many quantities are available with small minimums. 55-gallon liner bags are available. »For more information, contact Party Time Inc., www.supplyyourparty.com.
Magnetic raised flooring: The new Magnitude™ Raised Flooring System from Brumark Total Flooring Solutions consists of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) surface panels with a magnetic backing that attaches to the durable, reusable raised subfloor. Designed for high-traffic and commercial use, the panels are available in a variety of colors and styles for rental or purchase. Custom options, including custom-printed panels, are available for purchase. »For more information, contact Brumark Total Flooring Solutions, www.brumark.com.
Mobile event booth: AmpliVox’s new Mobile Event Booth is an all-in-one promotional center with integrated graphic panels and an overhead computer monitor or flat screen TV. Manufactured of heavy gauge steel with a weather-resistant black powder coat finish, the booth rolls easily on heavy-duty casters. An optional built-in PS sound system provides audio support with a choice of wireless handheld or lapel/headset microphones. »For more information, contact AmpliVox Portable Sound Systems, www.ampli.com.
LED bistro bulbs: Bistro light strands from Tentwares Inc. now use a round plastic intermediate based LED light bulb. Bulbs can be put in the sockets and left in place as crews hang them, move them or even drop them without breaking the bulbs. Bulbs are comparable to standard 5 watt incandescent light bulbs in size and brightness. The 56-foot cords are end-to-end connectable—up to 10 can be connected for a continuous line of 560 feet of light. 100-foot length cords are available in black or white but are not end-to-end connectable. »For more information, contact Tentwares Inc., www.tentwares.com.
Elegant liners: Most often used as a stylish way to hide framework or to soften the atmosphere with draped fabric, Economy Tent International’s tent liners are fabricated to fit and hang perfectly even after years of use. Made of flame retardant white polyester that meets California Fire Marshal Title 19 and NFPA 701 standards, drapes and liners are machine washable, designed to fit any type of frame system and are expandable with 10-foot inserts. Pole covers are made of flame retardant heavy-duty white 4 mil. poly plastic. »For more information, contact Economy Tent, www.economytent.com.
Colorful liners: Fabric tent liners for frame tents from A-1 Tablecloth Co. range from 10 to 50 feet wide and are suitable for both hip and gable ends. Made from lightweight 100-percent polyester taffeta, the liners are certified flame retardant. Liners are available for rental in white, black and ivory, and are available for purchase in more than 50 colors. Leg drapes and pole covers are also available. »For more information, contact A-1 Tablecloth Co., www.a1tablecloth.com.