The design and engineering of a fabric structure, as well as fabrication and installation, work together to create a structure that performs at its best. Materials play a critical role in this process, and a designer needs to be sure they’re choosing the right material for their specific application.
Types of PVC Membrane
There are many different types of membranes, each with its own unique set of characteristics and performance factors. Some of these include:
Fire Retardant and Energy Code Standards - There are many membranes on the market that are both fire retardant and meet numerous energy code standards, including those from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Self-cleaning Properties - Some PVC fabrics have anti-soiling fungicide coatings that help protect the fabric from aging and dirt adherence. This feature is especially important for high-traffic applications, where it’s essential to avoid a buildup of soiling on the surface of the membrane.
Light Reflectivity and Translucency - There are various coatings that can be applied to PVC membranes to improve their light transmission rates and decrease air conditioning costs. These coatings can also include anti-fungicide and/or UV light inhibitors, allowing the fabric to better withstand wear and tear over time.
Strength and Elasticity - There are many different types of PVC membranes that can be used in tensile and air supported structures, each with its own set of characteristics and performance factors. These can range from lower-strength versions that are more affordable, to high-strength varieties that can address heavier design loads.
Zhejiang Gaia Textile Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Gaia New Materials Co., Ltd. is a
manufacturer of PVC coated fabrics and
laminated fabrics in Haining City, Zhejiang
Province. The company introduces advanced
equipment and hires a skilled production team.