Dome Top Finish Comparison - Brite White Teldar® film vs. Acrylic top finish
Wooster, OH - [October 2022]
When a client approaches you to begin a new project, do you consider recommending an architectural fabric structure?
Shelter-Rite® Architectural Fabrics updated its Styles 8028 and 9032 opaque fabrics with Acrylic, PVDF top finishes and Tedlar® film.
The change includes the removal of the black PVC back-coat layer and providing opacity by applying a black adhesive coat to the base fabric.
Fabric structures offer numerous benefits, including lower building costs, flexibility, speed of construction and more sustainable designs, among others. All these benefits mean very little if the structure itself is not safe and stable. Fortunately, with proper planning, design and maintenance, a fabric structure will be just as safe as a traditional building—all while outperforming it in terms of initial and ongoing costs.
When constructing a fabric building, many engineers, building owners and project managers come down to two choices—products based on polyethylene and those developed using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) coated Polyester Fabrics.
Selecting the right choice for your product depends on your priorities, the environment of the building and other considerations.