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Herculite® High Performance Tent and Structural Fabrics

The Herculite family of Structure and Tent Fabric brands offers a complete selection of high performance advanced technical textiles custom engineered specifically for the diverse needs of this market from clear span structures to party tents and sidewall applications. Herculite’s Core Stabilized Process insures the highest level of dimensional stability and resistance to stretch for maximum performance of tent fabric.

Architent® Tent Fabric - engineered for maximum strength and durability, with Acrylic and PVDF top-coating options – perfect for fabric architecture and tension structures.

Showtime® Tent Fabrics – the standard for theme park and event tents. Showtime offers the largest in-stock color selection of tent top vinyl in the industry.

Architent® WideSide – the premier 90” and 98” seamless sidewall fabric in the industry, offering significant time and labor savings.

Custom Engineered Tent Fabric Products - Herculite’s experienced product development staff can engineer a fabric to your specific requirements.

The Best Tent Fabric in the Industry!

With more than 30 years of experience in providing fabrics engineered specifically for the tent industry, Herculite knows how to provide what you need for optimal results.


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Architent® High Performance Tent and Structural Fabric

Architent® Tent and Structural FabricsArchitent® Tent and Structural Fabrics provide what is necessary for a design professional to effectively manage a project from the structural modeling and fabric specification phase to actually designing, fabricating, installing and finishing a project with more confidence than ever before.

The Architent® technology incorporates Herculite’s proprietary PVC formulation for excellent resistance to ultra violet degradation and low cold temperature flexibility along with our mildew inhibitor treatments for maximum mildew and wick resistance.  The Fluoroshield®, PVDF topcoat option provides maximum clean-ability and proven resistance to ultra violet rays and atmospheric pollutants for extended life of your tent fabric project.

Available in translucent and blackout options and in weights from 14 to 20 ounces.  Architent® products are registered with a variety of government agencies, including the California Fire Marshal, NFPA, CPAI, Canadian NFPA, M2 and others.

  • Architent® Translucent - 14 ounce
  • Architent® Blackout –  16 ounce
  • Architent® Structural Clear – 13 ounce
  • Architent® Star-Free S83 – 18 ounce
  • Architent® Excel 18   - 18  ounce
  • Architent® Excel M Series Blackout  - 20  ounce

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Showtime® Theme Park and Event Tent Fabric

Showtime MarineShowtime® tent fabric brands have been the standard for theme park and event applications for over 30 years.

The Showtime® brands provide excellent performance with a high gloss, ultra smooth surface and an extensive color offering.  Available in translucent and blackout options and in weights from 14 to 18 ounces. Showtime® is available in 17 vivid, high gloss, standard color options!

Our Showtime® Star-Free DBO material provides the ultimate in blackout fabrics.  Our proprietary process provides a double blackout system that increases the resistance to abrasion and light pin holes.  This process increases the life of your tents for higher grade rentals.

Showtime® products are registered with a variety of government agencies, including the California Fire Marshal, NFPA, Canadian NFPA and others.

  • Showtime® II – 15 ounce Translucent
  • Showtime® S83 – 17 ounce Blackout
  • Showtime® S83 DBO – 19 ounce Blackout

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Architent® WideSide Sidewall System

Architent WidesideArchitent WideSide® sidewall tent fabric offers a high gloss finish in both translucent and opaque options. We stock the WideSide in 90” and 98” widths and then we can produce custom widths to your specific needs. By eliminating seams in the height of your sidewall, your sidewall will not only be more visually appealing, you will reduce manufacturing labor costs up to 30% or more. 

  • WideSide® is registered with California State Fire Marshal
  • WideSide®  90” – 10 ounce translucent, 10 ounce blackout
  • WideSide® Heavy Duty 98” – 13 ounce translucent, 13 ounce blackout

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Herculite High Performance Wedding Tent Fabrics

Everything needs to be perfect for the big day - a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event that couples plan down to the smallest detail. Manufacturing beautiful, high-performance wedding tents requires the right raw materials. The choice of fabric can have a major effect on both the overall look and performance of the finished product, and higher quality materials can significantly extend the lifespan of a tent.

When it comes to Wedding Tents, blackout technology is essential to the overall performance of the fabric. Tents with insufficient blackout abilities can create distracting pinholes of lights that ruin the ambiance within and tarnish precious memories by ruining photography inside the tent.

Our high-quality tent fabrics are designed with must-have features including:

  • Mildew and water resistance
  • Blackout Technology
  • Durability and strength
  • UV Resistance
  • Waterproofing

When it comes to Wedding Tents, it is important to understand the ambiance and theme of the wedding and how the tent will impact that ambiance.  If the wedding event is going to be held during the middle of the day, blackout technology is essential. Tents with insufficient blackout abilities can create distracting pinholes of light that could ruin the overall experience and impact the quality of the all important photo and video memories.  If the event is going to happen during the evening or at night the couple might want to use a tent that will allow light transmission from the inside of the tent to radiate through the fabric creating an almost magical ambiance making the tent and the entire event more inviting and whimsical.  It is important to know what you want and utilize the correct tent fabric construction to achieve your purpose.

Our high quality offerings of unique tent fabrics are designed with must-have features no matter what tent type you desire:

  • Mildew and Water Resistant
  • Blackout Technology for day events
  • Translucent Technology for evening events
  • All needed Fire Marshall Requirements
  • Durability and Strength
  • UV Resistance
  • 100% Waterproof


Custom Engineered Fabric

When a project requires specific features or attributes, our experienced development team will customize a product to meet your need. As you develop these new applications Herculite welcomes the opportunity to improve your bottom line.

Please contact Herculite’s Customer Care Department at 1-800-772-0036

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