Fabrics


The visual simplicity, the fascinating spatial and luminous effects, the unconventional shapes, even curves, and the expressiveness, are the elements that characterize the constructions with technical fabrics. Virtually no other form of construction offers such opportunities for individuality and design, with such minimal use of materials and energy. The technical fabrics are characterized by high transparency and flexibility, as well as a low surface weight, combined with an extremely high tensile strength. They are not just a crucial design element, but are a structurally indispensable part of the overall construction thanks to the applied pretension. When combined with reinforcement elements such as steel cable and construction structures, membranes can be used to create an almost unlimited number of surface shapes. These membranes are made of high strength coated polyester and are ideal building materials. In connection with load-bearing structures consisting of steel ropes, it is possible to create highly stress-resistant roof and filigree facade structures.

Thanks to the low-wick treatment carried out directly on the yarn, the microbiotic contamination of the inside of the membrane is effectively reduced. By subjecting the highly resistant polyester multifilaments to low-wick treatment, it is possible to minimize the penetration of water into the fabric. In this way, any negative influences on the functionality and appearance of the membrane are limited in the long term.

Application: High quality pavilions and tents, textile constructions, structures.

PVC polyester fabric (Polyvinylchloride)


It is the most commonly used fabric in architecture as it offers a better ratio among cost, performance and durability. It is marketed in 6 different types (from type 0 to type V), each characterized by a different ratio between the weight of the yarn and that of the coating. Each type is characterized by a different specific weight: As weight increases, strength and warp strength values also increase.

The covering of a technical fabric is obtained by coupling the base fabric with products that improve its performance, in terms of resistance to fire and weathering, durability, maintainability and aesthetic quality. To improve performance, additives such as dyes, stabilizers, plasticizers, flame retardants, anti-molds and other surface lacquering are used; These are the elements that differentiate a PES/PVC material from the other and condition its use.

The fabrics for industrial applications and for textile architecture differ from one another according to the different formulations. PVC has a relatively low translucency, ranging from 6% up to 35% with the latest generation coatings. Equipped with a good flame resistance, it does not behave well to aging and tends to yellow in contact with the light radiation.

The average duration of this product is between 10 and 15 years.

Polyester PVC (Polyvinylchloride) net fabric


Fabric most commonly used in architecture mainly for making textile facades. It is marketed with different micro-perforations.

Each type is characterized by a different ability to reduce solar irradiation and graphic customization. It is a material that has a high resistance to UV rays, a wide choice of colors and extreme flexibility in the management of any 3D shape. The average duration of this product is between 10 and 15 years.

PVC / PVDF polyester fabric
(semicrystalline thermoplastic polymer of vinylidene fluoride)


It is a fabric with the same technical characteristics of PVC but with an additional lacquering with PVDF, which increases resistance to weathering and UV rays over time, increasing the durability and brightness of white.

The polymer boasts a very high degree of purity, is completely non-toxic and compatible with food in all regulations. It also shows a low permeability to the most common gases. Being hot weldable with various technologies, its ease of installation is remarkable. The average duration of this product is between 10 and 15 years.

Types of fabric and relevant technical characteristics:


Type I Type II Type III Type IV Type V
Material PES PES PES PES PES
Linear Density (dtex) 1100 1100 1670 1670 2200
Weave L 1/1 P 2/2 P 2/2 P 3/3 P 3/3
Settings (Fd/cm) (warp/weft) 9/9 12/12 10,5/10,5 14/14 14/14
Total weight (g/mq) 210 275 370 490 550
Coating PVC PVC PVC PVC PVC
Max.tensile strenght (N/5cm) (warp/weft) 3300/3000 4200/4000 5600/5400 8400/7300 10000/9500
Tear resistance acc. DIN 53363 (N) (warp/weft) 375/325 500/500 1000/900 1400/1300 2000/2000
Adhesion (N/5cm) 120 140 150 150 150
Weld seam strenght at 70° (N/5cm) weld seam width (cm) 2400/4 2850/6 3350/8 4600/8 4600/8

Fabric Type I


This 700g/m2 membrane fulfills all the characteristics required for textile architecture.

The low-wick fabric consists of a high-strength polyester yarn type I, offers permanent fungicidal protection and is characterized by its weldable surface sealing based on PVDF.

Due to the high strengths, this membrane is used primarily for high-quality halls and tents as wells as for small textile structures.

  • » Polyester low-wick
  • » Both sides PVC coated
  • » Weldable PVDF lacquer
  • » Fungicide finish
  • » Increased UV-resistance
  • » High-gloss embossed
  • » Flame retardant

Fabric Type II


This membrane of type II fulfills all the characteristics required for textile architecture. The low-wick fabric consists of high-strength polyester yarn.

Due to the selection of material components it is ensured that the material is low-wick, flame retardant and has permanent fungicidal protection.

The weldable surface sealing based on PVDF protects the fabric against any environmental influences.

This membrane is used for architectural projects and large halls.

  • » Polyester low-wick
  • » Both sides PVC coated
  • » Weldable PVDF lacquer
  • » Fungicide finish
  • » Increased UV-resistance
  • » High-gloss embossed
  • » Flame retardant

Fabric Type III


Architecture Type III is a membrane for textile architecture consisting of a core, a low-wick fabric, which is coated on both sides with soft-PVC.

This membrane combines the following characteristics: Increased UV-stability, fungicidal protection and flame retardancy.

The weldable surface sealing, based on PVDF, protects the fabric against any environmental influences.

  • » Polyester low-wick
  • » Both sides PVC coated
  • » Weldable PVDF lacquer
  • » Fungicide finish
  • » Increased UV-resistance
  • » High-gloss embossed
  • » Flame retardant

Fabric Type IV


The bases of this product consists of a high-strength polyester fabric of type IV with a tensile strength of up to 8000 N/5cm.

In order to guarantee the performance of the membrane for a long time, this product is low-wick, flame-retardant and offers permanent fungicidal protection.

Besides the mechanical properties, this product fulfills all requirements for applications in textile architecture and corresponds to the highest standards.

Light technical data as well as results of BIAX-tests can be made available upon request. Application: Textile constructions, permanent structures.

  • » Polyester low-wick
  • » Both sides PVC coated
  • » Weldable PVDF lacquer
  • » Fungicide finish
  • » Increased UV-resistance
  • » High-gloss embossed
  • » Flame retardant

Fabric Type V


Architecture Type V is currently the strongest fabric. This membrane is used when mechanical loads up to 10.000 N/5cm

are expected. The particular properties of our technical textiles guarantee the highest standards in the processing.

Low-wick, high-strength polyester fabric, fungicidal protection and flame-retardant soft PVC coating, ensure a classification according to EN 13501-1.

Application: Textile constructions, permanent structures.

  • » Polyester low-wick
  • » Both sides PVC coated
  • » Weldable PVDF lacquer
  • » Fungicide finish
  • » Increased UV-resistance
  • » High-gloss embossed
  • » Flame retardant