Do you know the material of your tent? Do you know the performance of each material? Which material is waterproofing or fire-retardant? Here, we will give you a brief idea of tent materials.
Oxford: Oxford is a sort of polyester.Top for most canopies are made from an Oxford polyester blend of fabric.
This fabric is rated in denier. Any denier rating of 500 is acceptable and most rating above 500 will only increase weight and give no value to the fabric itself.
Top are also fire retardant and water resistant.
Polyester: Polyester is a category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain. Although there are many types of polyester, the term “polyester” as a specific material most commonly refers to polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Fabrics woven from polyester thread or yarn are used extensively in apparel and home furnishings, from shirts and pants to jackets and hats, bed sheets, blankets and upholstered furniture. Industrial polyester fibers, yarns and ropes are used in tire reinforcements, fabrics for conveyor belts, safety belts, coated fabrics and plastic reinforcements with high-energy absorption. Polyester fiber is used as cushioning and insulating material in pillows, comforters and upholstery padding.
Polyester fabrics can provide specific advantages over natural fabrics, such as improved wrinkle resistance, durability and high color retention.
polyethylene (PE): The term polyethylene (PE) describes a huge family of resins obtained by polymerizing ethylene gas, H2C=CH2, and it is by far the largest volume commercial polymer.
This thermoplastic is available in a range of flexibilities and other properties depending on the production process, with high density materials being the most rigid.
It has an annual production of approximately 80 million metric tons.
– Impact Resistance, Good
– Toughness, Good
– Stiffness, Good
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC): PVC is a thermoplastic polymer. It is a vinyl polymer constructed of repeating vinyl groups (ethenyl) having one of their hydrogen replaced with a chloride group.
PVC is widely used in construction because it is cheap, durable, and easy to assemble. PVC production is expected to exceed 40 million tons by 2016.
It can be made softer and more flexible. In this form, it is used in clothing and upholstery, and to make flexible hoses and tubing, flooring, to roofing membranes, and electrical cable insulation.
It is also commonly used in figurines and in inflatable products such as waterbeds, pool toys, and inflatable structures.