Vinyl Coated Polyester (VCP) Membrane

Kynar™ Coated Membrane or Dupont Tedlar™ Coated Membrane

For more permanent or long-term applications of 12 years or more

The longest-lasting fabric membrane of its type in the world

Blackout (opaque) design minimizes solar gain and controls internal climate

Material weighs approximately 24 to 30 oz. per square yard

Helps guard against UV and airborne contaminants

Dramatically extends the membrane life

High-strength, rip-stop substrate design

Exceptional fire-retardant capability

Available in large selection of colors

Industry leading 20-year warranty

Tensile fabric used in a tension fabric structure for a walkway covering

Acrylic PVC Coated Membrane

Best for temporary or short-term applications of less than 12 years

Blackout design prevents solar gain and manages climate control

Weighs approximately 18 oz. per square yard

High-strength, rip-stop substrate material

Exceptional fire-retardant capability

12-year warranty

Opaque or translucent for longevity and energy efficiency

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) fabric membrane is the most widely used tensile and tension membrane fabric. PVC is commonly produced in white but can be produced in a multitude of colors depending on individual project requirements. When produced in white, this flexible fabric membrane reduces radiant heat gain thus keeping interior temperatures cooler in warmer environments and saving energy. PVC is commonly coated with protective acrylic lacquer, PVDF alloy, or 100% PVDF top coatings.

PVDF Alloy

PVDF alloy is constructed of fluoride, carbon, and hydrogen. It has good resistance to airborne pollutants and UV. This top surface coating is not 100% PVDF but can be easily HF/RF welded. This material is commonly known as weldable PVDF in today’s market and as such it is economical to manufacture. Based on its average self-cleaning characteristics the VCP has a design life of approximately 12 to 15 years depending on geographic location.

When VCP membranes are coated with titanium dioxide (TiO²) photo-catalyst they inherit self-cleaning properties that are superior to conventional VCP coatings. Known as the Photocatalytic decomposition process, this self-cleaning action occurs when TiO² causes organic matter (stains or pollutants) to decompose through simple oxidation. The residue does not adhere to the surface and is washed away by water or rain. The Photocatalytic hydrophilic process, the sheeting action of water across the surface, assures no unsightly streaking is left behind due to water beading.