Fabric Shelter manufacturer DomeShelter Australia has recently launched a world-leading 12-year warranty fabric for their unique Fabric Structures used in the mining sector for warehousing and workshops.
Innovation continues to be a key feature of DomeShelter Australia story after being the first to market over 25 years ago with their DomeShelter™ Structures. In that time, they have delivered over 5,500 shelters to more than 25 countries.
Known as Armourtex 400™, the new fabric promises to advance the Fabric Structure market by making them even more appealing as alternatives to traditional steel buildings. In technical terms, Armourtex 400™ is a coated woven PE using a heavy-duty double-stacked scrim. At just 410gsm, it is lightweight but tough.
DomeShelter Australia’s Fabric Structures are defined by an arched steel roof usually mounted on standard sea containers and over which high-quality fabric is stretched to provide large-scale span-free workspace. The strength and durability of the fabric is a key selling point.
With the capacity to design and engineer structures to withstand cyclonic winds one of the key challenges is then to ensure the fabric roof can also withstand the UV of the sun in the harshest environments. Armourtex 400™ meets all these challenges.
DomeShelter Australia’s Armourtex 400™ fabric can only improve the already high durability and lifespan of these shelters. Whilst most are used for short terms of 3-5 years, it is not uncommon for them to be used beyond ten years, so durability is important.
The company is seeing significant growth in sales both in Australia with the improvement in the mining sector, as well as export sales. Key features that make these shelters popular are the speed of order to installation, sometimes within weeks, their ease of installation and relocation and their versatility as a workshop or warehouse solution on remote sites. Added to that the ease with which they can be transported to site in kit form for installation by on-site teams.