PVC architectural fabrics are designed and manufactured to provide outstanding performance as a fully waterproof canopy cover. The weathering resistance of these fabrics is second to none and specialist PVDF coatings provide a super smooth finish, eliminating the opportunity for dirt to become ingrained in the fabric and spoil the appearance.
Fire retardant properties provide compliance with internationally recognised fire resistance standards. Advanced pigment technology ensures the bright colour will be maintained for many years and anti-wick treatment prevents capillary action from drawing unwanted moisture and associated stains into the base cloth. Exceptional dimensional stability prevents deformation and sagging in the membrane, and eliminates the need for re-tensioning with the passage of time. Glare is reduced while still allowing excellent light transmission with a UV blocker incorporated into the fabric.
Unique to our global partnership, the architectural fabrics on ORION™ tensile structures are designed and manufactured to provide outstanding performance and aesthetic beauty. Backed by industry leading warranties, these fabrics are the result of decades of innovation and technical leadership in the architectural structure market.
Key product strengths of FTO SERIES include:
- Ease of Maintenance
A specialist PVDF formulated coating provides a super smooth finish, eliminating the opportunity for dirt to become ingrained in the fabric and spoil the appearance.
- Manufacturer Backed Warranty
FTO SERIES Architectural PVC membranes are covered by a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty for the white fabric colour and 5 years for all coloured fabrics.
- Fabric Colour Stability
Advanced pigment technology ensures a structure’s bright appearance will be maintained for many years through advanced production processes that provide resistance to discolouration.
- Weather Resistance
Our manufacturing partners have been manufacturing industrial textiles for over 30 years and the proven weathering resistance of these fabrics is second to none.
- Flame Resistance
Fire retardant additives within the textile provide a BS7837 fire rating for UK regulatory compliance.
- Anti-Wick Treatment
Special anti-wick treatment prevents capillary action from drawing unwanted moisture and associated stains into the base cloth. This eliminates unsightly stains from appearing when the fabric is back lit.
- Canopy Translucency
Glare is practically reduced while still allowing excellent light transmission and a UV blocker incorporated into the fabric protects from the sun’s harmful rays.
- Superior Membrane Stability
Exceptional dimensional stability prevents deformation and sagging in the membrane, and eliminates the need for re-tensioning the cover with the passage of time.
Membrane Composition of FTO SERIES Architectural PVC
The composition details of our Architectural Structure Fabrics deliver many benefits to covered space professionals worldwide. Where standard PVC layers can attract dirt, FTO SERIES fabric has a special PVDF lacquer layer on top, which prevents dirt adhesion. This enables the structure to remain attractive for much longer periods of time, and has added benefit in reducing the level of maintenance required to keep the structure clean.
1. PVDF lacquer layer for excellent weather and chemical resistance
2. Acrylic lacquer layer
3. PVC layer, extra smooth and flat surface with fire retardant, mildew, fungus UV and weathering resistance
4. Polyester woven scrim for strength and stability. Antiwick treated. 570-620 gsm EN ISO 2286-2