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
Keeps your tent fabrics looking fresh and clean longer, with less effort.
Inhibits the growth of microorganisms on the surface of the fabric
Proudly manufactured at our facility in Emigsville, Pa.
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.
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:
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.
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.