Types of Fabrics Used to Create Tensile Fabric Structures

Dome Steel FabricationTensile fabric structures come in handy in different situations. They are preferred because they need less material than the traditional structures. They also weigh less presenting little transporting challenges.

Additionally, they are flexible enough so that they can provide shade in almost any space requirement as long as there is a sufficient focal point.

You can use DomeShelter Australia‘s fabric structures when you need a structure that outshines convention, whether it is a building icon or a signature urban project. You can also rely on the structures when you want temporary shade or when what you need is a modular building. These structures are also crucial as additions to buildings.

Whatever the case, the following fabrics can be used:

PVC coated polyester

This type of material has high tensile strength. It is cost effective and has a lifespan of up to 20 years. PVC coated polyester has been in use and on the market for the past four decades making it a reliable choice for provisional building applications. What’s more, the fabric meets fire code requirements.

PTFE coated glass and ETFE foils

The two options are useful for use in permanent structure building. Polytetrafluoroethylene coated glass has a lifespan of more than 30 years, serving well because it is inert. It does not degrade due to Ultra Violet rays and is non-combustible. Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene foils, on the other hand, are essential for inflated pillow-like structures which need thermal properties. The fritted or transparent foil works like glass to allow transparency.

PVC glass

Polyvinyl chloride glass is useful for creating features like glare control systems and atriums – internal tensile sails. It is excellent in that it requires very little maintenance over its lifespan. PVC glass is also considered safe in case of most types of fires.

While all fabrics will stretch upon exerting a force in opposite directions, not all materials will be used for construction. When considering using a fabric structure, be sure to inquire about the characteristics of what you want versus your needs. An excellent shade and shelter solution will bring you the perfect balance.