Architent® Showtime® Tent Fabric
The industry’s most expansive selection of vivid colors is provided by the Showtime brand. This line of vivid, high gloss colors encompasses 17 hues that are ideal for theme parks and events. Tent rental companies also offer their customers colorful options by incorporating Showtime fabricated tents. Showtime Fabrics are available in translucent and blackout options and are well known for ultra-smooth surfaces. As with all Herculite Tent and Structure Fabrics, Showtime Fabrics feature exceptional resistance to UV rays for extended serviceable life.
Colorful and Translucent
Architent Showtime II features 17 different vivid, high gloss colors that are ideal for theme parks and events. As with all Herculite Tent and Structure Fabrics, Showtime Fabrics feature exceptional resistance to UV rays for extended serviceable life.
Bright Colors with Blackout Performance
A blackout version of the industry’s leading line of colored tent fabrics. Composed of four vivid, high gloss colors, Showtime S83 offers complete blackout performance.
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How do you weld Showtime fabric?
Some of the most common methods used for seaming Showtime 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.
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.
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.
Full welding guide available here.
How do I maintain my Showtime Tent?
Showtime 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. The Rain Kleen® surface treatments further enhance longevity and ease of maintenance. 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.
Showtime Care and Cleaning information available here.
What are the typical properties?
|Showtime II||Showtime S83|
|Material||Vinyl laminated on a weft insertion scrim base of high tenacity filament polyester.||Vinyl laminated on a weft insertion scrim base of high tenacity filament polyester.|
|Colors||17 Colors Available||3 Colors Available|
|Width||61 inches/1.55 meters||61 inches/1.55 meters|
|Length||100 yds||100 yds|
|Weight||14 oz./yd²||17 oz./yd²|
|Welding||Heat sealable & sewable||Heat sealable & sewable|
|Flame||CSFM Title 19, NFPA 701, ASTM D6413||CSFM Title 19, NFPA 701, ASTM D6413|
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