Architent® Beyond Coated

Beyond Coated is a heavy-duty 20-ounce structural fabric engineered for use in semi-permanent event structures such as Clear Span, Keder, and Pole Tents. It is entirely blackout providing a more stable environment in the system. Beyond Coated is manufactured at 98” wide, making it one of the only wide-width tent materials produced in the United States of America. The high gloss finish offers the look and feel of standard event structure fabrics currently available while providing the performance benefits of a composite material.



High Performance Structural Textile

The latest innovation from Herculite® is a 20 oz. flexible textile composite engineered for clearspan, kedar, and pole tents used as high profile event structures. Manufactured in a 98” width, this fabric is entirely black out with a traditional high-gloss finish.


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How do you weld Beyond Coated fabric?

Some of the most common methods used for seaming Beyond Coated Tent Fabric:

Hot Air Welding

This process of vinyl welding involves the use of hot air—varying from 200 to 600 degrees C or more—to weld two layers of fabric. A nozzle is inserted into the space between the two layers and the hot air is blown inside. Once the surfaces are hot enough, the layers are pressed together using pinch rollers. The weld is created once the rollers are finished pinching the fabrics together.

Radio Frequency Welding

Also known as high frequency or dielectric welding; uses radio waves to create heat.

Solvent Welding

In this process, chemical solvents are used to create a seam. The solvent is placed along the surface of the fabrics and allowed to rest for a short period of time. The solvent’s chemicals break down or soften the fabrics. Once the fabrics are soft enough, pressure is applied to create the seam.

Wedge Welding

Two pieces of fabric are passed through a wedge. The wedge is heated and as the fabrics move along, a roller is used to press them together; a seam is created.

Sewing Using Polyester or Teflon Thread

The seam is created using a sewing machine. Proper thread selection is critical especially when outdoor applications are subject to harsh weather elements. Polyester and Teflon threads offer strength and durability.

How do I maintain my Herculite Tent Fabric?

Herculite Architent Tent Fabric is a polyester reinforced PVC fabric that will provide many years of satisfactory service. It is waterproof, flame, mildew, stain and dirt resistant.  Properly cleaned and periodically maintained, your tent will stand up to the rigors of use. Since no industrial textile is impervious to all hazards, periodic and proper maintenance is important if maximum life of the product is to be realized.

Detailed care and cleaning instructions can be obtained from the tent rental company or manufacturer.

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Discovery Process

Herculite professionals in research and development, technical support and customer service have many years of experience in addressing a vast array of industry needs, from product development and process enhancement to go-to-market strategies. This expertise is made available to Herculite Tent and Structure Fabrics customers through the Discovery Process.


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