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Herculite Launches New Tent Fabric with Antimicrobial Protection

Posted by Matt Brommer on Sep 3, 2020 6:23:16 AM

Herculite Products Inc.®, the leading innovator in High Performance and Custom Fabrics, and manufacturer of industry standard Architent® brand tent and structure fabrics is pleased to introduce new Architent® with Sure-Chek® Antimicrobial line of tent fabrics. 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.

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4 Factors to Consider When Picking a Medical Fabrics Supplier in 2020

Posted by Matt Brommer on May 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Medical safety equipment has come to the forefront of public consciousness in a way it never has before. Widespread hospital shortages of PPE and other healthcare devices only weeks into the fight against COVID-19 have emphasized the importance of medical devices to the wider lay audience. 

In the process, the failure of institutions to provide for doctors and nurses put the spotlight on all aspects of the supply chain from the manufacturer to the retailer. As more instances of critical shortages and malfunctioning PPE devices reach the headlines, more focus is being placed on the quality and availability of medical devices.

In the best of circumstances, material sourcing is a vital part of producing high quality medical devices. During a pandemic, it’s a life or death decision. With numerous medical fabrics producers available, how does a buyer narrow down the search? These four factors are important to consider. 

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Rental Companies: Here’s How to Pick the Right Event Tent Structure

Posted by Matt Brommer on Apr 28, 2020 3:24:00 PM

Trying to decide what kind of tents you need in your warehouse?

When shopping for event tent structures, you’ll quickly realize there are many options to choose from. It’s important that you choose carefully — not every tent is right for every event, and providing the wrong tent can hurt your reputation and your bottom line. 

To make sure you have everything your customers need, you’ll need to take a closer look at a few important factors. Here are four key things to consider as you shop for event tent structures:

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Temporary Enclosure Ideas for Every Event

Posted by Matt Brommer on Apr 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Whether you’re hosting a party that lasts one night or a pop-up that lasts all season, you can’t overlook the importance of your temporary structure. 

A high-quality structure can contribute to a great atmosphere and lead to a successful event. A poorly constructed structure can tarnish your reputation or brand image — or worse, lead to your guests getting rained on.

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Why Architent Showtime® is Such a Popular Carnival and Amusement Tent Structure Fabric

Posted by Matt Brommer on Apr 21, 2020 10:00:00 AM

For more than 30 years, Herculite’s popular Showtime® tent fabric brands have set the standard for theme parks and big event applications. 

Showtime fabrics pair advanced engineering with bold color options to create the ideal performance fabric for semi-permanent and rental tents. It’s no surprise that award-winning companies like Tentnology turn to Herculite for their outdoor performance fabric needs.

But what really makes Architent Showtime performance textiles the most desirable choice for theme parks, carnivals, rental companies, and other big-tent event enthusiasts?

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Ask Shops This Before Paying for an Outdoor Event Tent Rental

Posted by Matt Brommer on Apr 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Planning an outdoor event can be extremely complicated. And with big challenges like inclement weather and event attendance driving most of those decisions, it’s easy to overlook some smaller details, like the specifics of your tent rental.

But tents are actually one of the most important outdoor event considerations. A tent can truly make or break your event, and it's important to know the right questions to ask when selecting your tent.

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What Makes a Good Temporary Tent Structure?

Posted by Matt Brommer on Apr 7, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Tent manufacturers use various materials to produce their products, and those materials — especially tent fabric — can vary widely in quality.

When shopping for a temporary tent structure, it’s important to consider a few key factors which can have a huge impact on performance and cost of ownership.

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Herculite and Strataglass Offer DIY Designs for Protective Equipment

Posted by Craig Zola on Apr 2, 2020 4:39:05 PM

Strataglass and Herculite have received many requests for potential uses of our products in PPE. Strataglass is not FDA approved for use, but we have created two designs that use Strataglass as a protective barrier. We are providing these as design guides for your use.

PLEASE NOTE: Strataglass makes NO CLAIM that these designs will protect you from contracting any virus or disease. Use at your own risk. The face shields are meant to be used in conjunction with CDC approved masks and eye-wear.

See the designs below:

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COVID-19 Update: Working to Support Life-Sustaining Industries

Posted by Matt Brommer on Mar 30, 2020 3:45:23 PM

In light of the unprecedented situation that we are now faced with, we wanted to let you know that Herculite is open and working to support life sustaining and critical needs across industries.

We are proud to be part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying life sustaining, critical need materials to fulfill the unprecedented demands of these crucial industries. That is why we are continuing our operations in order to supply our customers who are working tirelessly to fulfill the life sustaining, critical needs of those working to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Preparing Your Restaurant Patio for Seasonal Business

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you’re thinking of adding a patio space to your restaurant (or preparing your existing outdoor space for seasonal patio dining), you could be on your way to a significant revenue boost.

Adding an outdoor patio to your restaurant can increase gross profits by up to 65%, depending on how much you invest in the project. Research by restaurant and hospitality consulting company Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group found that an investment of $200,000 in an outdoor dining space could yield a gross profit of over $500,000.

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