Freeform® custom-fit stretch tent survives force 10 super typhoon

By Trish Lee / 

Posted on June 9, 2016

Freeform® custom-fit stretch tent / canopy

Make sure it’s a Freeform® Stretch Tent

While other high tensile stretch structures lay in tatters and businesses were left picking up the pieces the morning after a Force 10 super typhoon tore through Hong Kong on the 15th of September 2018, a custom-fit stretch tent manufactured by Freeform® Tents, which was designed and installed by Event Canopies Asia in 2016, survived its second force 10 Typhoon, with no damage to the tent apart from a few straightened stainless steel carbines.

As recorded on Wikipedia,’The typhoon made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at 2:00 a.m. PST on September 15 (18:00 UTC on September 14), with 10-minute sustained winds of 205 km/h (125 mph) and 1-minute sustained winds of 270 km/h (165 mph).[2] This made Mangkhut the strongest storm to strike the island of Luzon since Typhoon Megi in 2010, and the strongest nationwide since Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.[19]’.

The tent’s survival is testimony to a great team effort between Freeform® as a stretch tent manufacturer and the designer/installers, Event Canopies Asia, who design permanent and semi-permanent solutions to cover space with membrane lightweight structures.

As the manufacturing pioneers of stretch tents, Freeform® has consistently set the standard in the development of high-quality stretch tent fabrics and fabrication methods.

Our premium stretch tent fabric is recommended for large rental tents and semi-permanent structures. This fabric is the the result of extensive development and research to deliver a super-strong, highly durable, fire-compliant stretch fabric for our commercial, rental, and custom-fit markets worldwide.

Slightly heavier than other stretch fabric it provides for a more stable option for larger structures and also offers the highest tensile strength in our range.

This is the second typhoon that this 600m2 custom-fit stretch tent has survived in the last 2 years. Its survival comes down to our quality manufacturing coupled with clever design and a solid installation.

Investment in our premium stretch fabric and quality stretch tent manufacturing pays off

For enquires, please contact Freeform® Tents on +27 (0)21 709 0034 or send an enquiry


Share this post to social media: