Types of Vinyl: Properties, Composition, and Industrial Applications
When it comes to various outdoor needs like tents, tent windows, enclosures and more, there are few products superior to vinyl. From its flexibility and versatility to resistance to various threats or risks, vinyl is a high-quality product that’s perfect for your outdoor uses.
At Adams Plastics, we’re proud to offer a wide range of tent and awning window film products for our clients, with products perfect for a variety of needs. Our Prime Crystal Clear, for instance, is a premium flexible PVC roll stock that comes with several major benefits, including flame retardation and cold crack properties that make it ideal for outdoor needs. Let’s go over some of the top applications of vinyl for tents and other outdoor enclosures, plus why clear plastic vinyl is so beneficial in many such settings.
Application of Vinyl for Tents
When it comes to tents and tent windows, vinyl is a superior product in many ways. Our double-polished tent vinyl, for instance, contains several important properties:
- Flexibility: The flexibility of our vinyl tent products means that they can conform to various shapes and sizes, making them perfect for tents of all types.
- Flame retardation: If you need tent fabric that is flame resistant, we have that too. One of our vinyl tenting products is certified to meet the CPAI-84 (Flame Certification for Tent Fabrics) standard, meaning that it won’t catch fire easily and will help keep your tent safe.
- Cold crack properties: Our vinyl can withstand cold temperatures without cracking or breaking, making it ideal for use in tents in colder climates.
Our stock is rated for 1,000 hours, plus is totally transparent and resistant to UV rays. Sewing and welding processes are both acceptable, as well.
For these reasons, common uses of vinyl in this setting are wide-ranging. They’re used in tent windows, boat window covers, vehicle window and seat covers, and even for many outdoor event types like weddings or parties.
Application of Vinyl for Restaurant Patio Enclosures
Another fantastic application for our clear vinyl products is in restaurant patio enclosures. For many restaurants, having an outdoor seating area is essential, but the elements can often make it difficult to keep such areas open year-round. That’s where our clear plastic vinyl comes in, as it can be used to create beautiful and functional patio enclosures that will protect your patron.
With the ability to custom cut our vinyl products to fit your needs, you can create an enclosure that’s perfect for your patio space.
Benefits of Clear Plastic Vinyl
Zooming out just a bit, why is clear plastic vinyl so ideal for many of the uses we’ve gone over here? For several reasons:
- Flexibility: As we mentioned, the flexibility of our vinyl products makes them perfect for a variety of settings and needs.
- Moisture resistance: All of our vinyl products are waterproof and resistant to moisture, making them ideal for outdoor use.
- UV resistance: Our products are also resistant to UV rays, meaning that they won’t fade or degrade over time.
- Durability: You don’t have to worry about our products tearing or breaking easily – they’re built to last.
- Optical clarity: Thick vinyl gauges provide excellent optical clarity, making them ideal for tent windows and other applications where you need to see clearly.
- Ease of maintenance: Our products are also easy to clean and maintain, so you can keep them looking like new for years to come.
For tents and other outdoor enclosures, these properties make vinyl an ideal material. It’s strong and durable yet still flexible, plus it resists moisture and UV rays while providing excellent optical clarity.