Architent® with Sure-Chek® Antimicrobial

Taking Rental Tent Fabric Protection to the Next Level

This new formulation of Architent® tent and structure fabrics was developed using Herculite® Sure-Chek® antimicrobial technology. Featuring a broad-spectrum antimicrobial that inhibits the growth of microorganisms on the surface of the fabric. This integrated antimicrobial provides long-lasting protection with a "slow release" of the specially formulated antimicrobial system to the fabric surface.

This antimicrobial formulation has been used in the Sure-Chek brand of Healthcare fabrics for decades and is now available in a tent fabric. Architent with Sure-Chek Antimicrobial is a specially formulated thermoplastic fabric composite that is strong, durable, and easy to clean and maintain.


Architent® with Sure-Chek® Antimicrobial

The New Industry Standard

Easy to Clean and Maintain

Keeps your tent fabrics looking fresh and clean longer, with less effort.

Broad-Spectrum Antimicrobial

Inhibits the growth of microorganisms on the surface of the fabric

American Made Fabric

Proudly manufactured at our facility in Emigsville, Pa.

Available Products

Architent® Starfree Blackout®
with Sure-Chek® Antimicrobial
Architent StarFree Blackout virtually eliminates the issue of pinholes and starry brights through its proprietary technology. This exclusive approach incorporates a proprietary core stabilized opaque layer system that not only assures total blackout performance upon initial tent fabrication but also provides extended blackout protection in the event of abrasions during tent installation and takedown.
Architent® WideSide®
with Sure-Chek® Antimicrobial
Specifically designed for sidewalls, Architent WideSide Fabrics are are wider than most domestic offerings, enabling tent manufacturers to reduce costs and increase efficiency in fabricating side panels.
Architent® 16oz. Plus Blackout
with Sure-Chek® Antimicrobial
The industry standard 16 ounce blackout tent fabric. This fabric is ideal for rental tents where long lasting durability is required. Easy to use, Architent 16 ounce makes fabrication a breeze for tents that will stand up to the rigors of the rental industry.

Participating Tent Manufacturers

Sure-Chek Antimicrobial Fabrics

Sure-Chek® fabrics incorporate a proprietary antimicrobial additive. This controlled release feature allows the migration of the antimicrobial agent to the fabric surface effective for the life of the product. The antimicrobial agent helps protect the fabric from microbial attack and reduces undesirable organic odors. Sure-Chek® brand antimicrobial fabrics were developed for health care and patented for use as protective covering fabrics in medical environments. Developed in cooperation with healthcare professionals, they have been the industry standard for over 60 years.


Product FAQ

Architent with Sure-Chek® Antimicrobial fabrics were designed to be safe, comfortable, and long lasting. They are designed resist staining from most medications, oils, grease and contaminants and the Sure-Chek antimicrobial fabric protection system performs for the life of the fabric. To maximize the life of these products, Herculite® recommends regular cleaning as follows:

General Cleaning:

Soils or Stains: Use neutral soap suds and lukewarm water. Do not use harsh cleansers, solvents or detergents.

Hard-to-Clean Spots: Use standard household/vinyl cleansers and a soft bristle brush and gentle agitation on troublesome spots or stains. Pre-soak heavy, dried-on soil.


All Architent fabrics may be cleaned with a 1:10 dilution of household bleach containing 5.25% hypochlorite to water as recommended by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA. There is no harmful effect on the fabric when this dilution ratio of household bleach is used.

If aggressive disinfectants are necessary, phenolic disinfectants are acceptable for use on vinyl products, and quaternary disinfectants are acceptable for use on urethane products. Concentrated phenolic disinfectants are not recommended for use on urethane products. Concentrated quaternary disinfectants are not recommended for vinyl products. These disinfectants should always be used in the dilutions recommended by the manufacturers. Improper dilution can cause damage to these fabrics.

Download Cleaning Guide

The CDC recommends cleaning visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection as the best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community setting. To disinfect, they recommend EPA-registered household disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface. To learn more download our flyer.


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