Tents used to be simple. They were all made of canvas, a 100% cotton fabric. Cotton might be the best fabric to keep you cool on hot days and warm on the cold ones, but cotton tents are no longer the stars when compared to those made with lighter, more modern fabrics.
Many tents, namely large event and commercial tents, are now made of Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) laminated fabric. PVC is the third most used plastic, highly suitable for welding in a number of different applications, and frequently used in outdoor and long-life products.
PVC is used so widely because of its many benefits:
- Weather resistant
- Oil and chemical resistant
- Fire retardant
While PVC is most commonly associated with pipes, it is also replacing traditional building materials such as wood, metal and concrete because of its versatility, low cost and record of successful performance. PVC can also be found in clothing (namely raincoats and ski jackets), furniture, backpacks, and toys. With such versatility and durability, it should come as no surprise that tent manufacturers have found it to be a valuable asset to their fabric.
If you'd like help choosing the right tent welder for your PVC application, call us today at (300) 830 - 4561.