Riptech™ Canvas has evolved over decades of extensive testing and continual improvements based on feedback from the African and Australian continents. These two geographical areas are known to have the harshest and most diverse environments available for testing. Initially designed for military applications, Riptech™ has rapidly become the choice tenting fabric among the most serious adventurers as well as most major 5 star Game Lodges and Hotels.
Riptech™ is manufactured in South Africa, using state of the art European looms and emulsion equipment to ensure that all production variables are controlled and regulated. All aspects of the process are strictly controlled under an ISO 9001 quality system to ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained at all times.
All of the manufacturing requirements of Riptech™ are done in-house; from weaving and chemical blending to the final coating. This enables each process to be monitored closely to ensure Riptech™ meets the stringent quality standards that our customers have become accustomed to receiving.
Riptech™ has the option of a water repellent finish and various flame retardant versions available on request. Riptech™ is able to supply a blend of emulsion made specific to our customer’s application and unique requirements. Be it a complete watertight application or the optimal breathability to strength ratio.
Riptech™ FR meets the BS7837 (British Standard), NFPA701 (American National Fire Protection) & CPAI-84 (California Industrial Fabrics Association) spec.
All The Colours Riptech™ Has To Offer
The chemistry behind Riptech™ is a sophisticated cocktail of binders, anti-fungal and mildew additives, UV inhibitors and state of the art pigments. Riptech™ is subjected to a meticulous and disciplined manufacturing process, designed to ensure the reliability and consistency of the polymer application process. Standard batch sizes are 5,000lm to ensure colour continuity, while we endeavor to achieve under Delta E 1 shade variance from batch to batch. Each batch then goes through a battery of tests performed by our in-house Quality Department, such as waterhead, tensile, weight and colour matching.