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

Discover the FTO SERIES Architectural PVC Colour Range

White

WHITE 502S-8604

Light grey

LIGHT GREY 602N-1071

Grey

GREY 602N-81070

Yellow

YELLOW 602N-1060

Green

GREEN 602N-1055

Lagoon

LAGOON 502V2-2160C

Champagne

CHAMPAGNE 602N-8341

Vanilla

VANILLA 602N-8861

Aniseed

ANISEED 502V2-2157C

Red

RED 602N-1065

Ocean Blue

BLUE 602N-1051

Technical Information on FTO SERIES Architectural PVC

TEST  METHOD  UNIT WHITE  LIGHT GREY GREY CHAMPAGNE  VANILLA ANISEED YELLOW  GREEN LAGOON RED BLUE
LIGHT TRANSMISSION  NFP 38 511 % 19 2 1 11 4 9 14 1 5 9 4
*WEIGHT  EN ISO 2286-2 GSM 590 620 620 620 620 570 620 620 570 620 620
TENSILE STRENGHT EN 1SO 1421 N / 5cm warp 2800 2300 2300 2300 2300 2300 2300 2300 2300 2300 2300
N/5cm WEFT 280 230 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200 2200
TEAR STRENGTH DIN 53.363 danN WARP 28 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
danN WEFT 28 20 28 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
FLAME RETARDANCY AS NZS-1530.3
TEMP RESISTANCE ISO 4674 C -30/+70