UV-resistant fabric

October 1, 2017

VentaSpan® SunBloc® fabric from ABC Industries Inc. can prevent heat and sunlight from penetrating, and stand up to harsh weather, while maintaining a structure’s aesthetic appeal. Fabric is specially engineered to resist UV damage and cold cracking. Available in a range of colors. Visit www.abc-industries.net.

Halogen-free flame retardant fabric

Top Notch FR® from Marlen Textiles is a solution-dyed fabric that is halogen-free—a first for the industrial fabrics industry. Created for applications needing flame resistance and unrivaled durability, tear-, water- and abrasion-resistance, the fabric can be used for outdoor applications including tents, canopies and commercial, residential and industrial awnings. In addition to lowering the risk …

Innovative shade fabric

August 1, 2017

In partnership with one of the largest knitting companies involved in shade fabric manufacturing, Trivantage® added SolaMesh® fabric to its product line this spring. The fabric uses polymer technology designed to provide strength, value, longevity, warranty and support for HDPE mesh fabrics used in shade sails and shade structures. SolaMesh is available in 16 colors, and …

Clearspan fabric

June 1, 2017

Shelter-Rite Tent™ clearspan rental tent product from Seaman Corp. is 20 percent lighter than the industry standard, allowing for easier handling. Engineered with a proprietary coating formula, the fabric is cleanable and features superior UV and mildew resistance to provide excellent tensile, tear and seam strength. Fabricated custom panels, colors and widths to meet project …

Event structure

Manhattan Matrix by Mahaffey is a unique 50-by-82-foot fully enclosed special event structure with an all-glass front eave side that adds a sense of luxury typically reserved for permanent installations. The fully engineered structure houses large high-end events, with a contemporary exterior look and feel. The sound-proof structure is charcoal gray and built from 100 …

Shade fabric

April 1, 2017

New from Trivantage® is its Sunbrella® shade collection, featuring two new Jacquard patterns—Avenues and Cirrus. Asymmetrical color blocks make up the Avenues pattern, which is available in neutral Daylight and dark Midnight colorways. Its bold pattern and 54-inch width make it ideal for commercial shade applications. For more traditional shade projects or cabanas, customers can …

Durable screen and shade material

October 1, 2016

Serge Ferrari Soltis® 88 is now available in North America and sold to manufacturers of exterior and interior screens, awnings, retractables and pergolas. The fabric is 8 percent open for a perfect compromise between visual and thermal comfort: light is filtered and heat partially blocked while outward visibility is maintained. An even weave pattern and …

Lighter weight fabric

June 1, 2016

Serge Ferrari Stam® 6002L is an evolution of the classic version of Stam 6002 for awnings, canopies, fixed umbrellas, small tents and other light structures. The new product has similar performance characteristics as its predecessor, including a natural fiber woven appearance, UV resistance, heat and weather protection, a matte PVDF varnish for dirt resistance, and …

Space innovation

April 1, 2016

Stretch Marquees and Fabric Structures’ latest release is the answer to an instant, eye-catching, innovative space that is both portable and unique to its brand. Insta-Cubes provide prefabricated studio room for festivals and events. Wrapped and clad in Alucobond®, the gold standard in architectural cladding material, the structures are appropriate for use as a coffee …

Portable exam room on the sideline

While winning the national championship in January, the University of Alabama (UA) football team had extra support on its sideline: a collapsible medical tent that limits distractions and offers privacy. “That first 10 minutes of an evaluation of an injury is critical, and that’s usually done on the sideline,” says Jeff Allen, UA director of …