Our highly durable and flexible Keder cord is ideal for reinforcing fabric panels on trailers, tarpaulins, tents and other temporary canvas structures. At the same time, numerous other applications can also use it.
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Keder Cord Application UsesThe manufacturing and installation of fabric structures such as tents, awnings, and outdoor advertising displays use Keder cord, also known as Keder rope. A fabric or vinyl sleeve with this cord or rope sewn inside allows for a secure track or channel system attachment.
Used in Large Fabric StructuresLarge-scale fabric structures such as event tents, temporary buildings, and exhibition stands commonly use the Keder cord system in their construction. The manufacture of smaller-scale fabric products such as awnings, canopies, and banners also uses the system.
Creates a Tight and Secure SealKeder cord is essential for creating a tight and secure seal between the fabric structure and the supporting frame or structure. The frame or structure will have a groove or track into which the cord is designed to slide. Once in place, the fabric is secured to the cord using various methods, such as sewing or heat sealing. This securing creates a waterproof and wind-resistant barrier.
Tough and ResilientThis type of cord has rigid properties that make it an ideal solution for numerous tensile purposes. Many different canvas structures can be used in conjunction where tensile strength is paramount. Trailers, containers, tarpaulins, awnings, canopies, and even boat sails commonly use to close and reinforce the fabric.
What is Keder Cord Also Known As?Several names refer to the Keder cord, depending on the function and industry in which it is used. It is also known as ‘bead’, ‘beading’, ‘piping’, ‘welt’, or ‘welting’.
Flexible and SecureOne of its primary advantages is its ability to provide a flexible and secure attachment method for fabric structures. Adjusting the cord to accommodate changes in the structure’s size or shape is easy, allowing for a perfect fit. This versatility makes it a popular choice for use in various applications.
High Level of DurabilityAnother key benefit of the Keder cord is its durability. High-strength materials such as polyester or vinyl typically make the cord, which can withstand exposure to harsh weather conditions, UV radiation, and other environmental factors. This resistance makes it an ideal choice for outdoor structures that must withstand the elements over an extended period.
Enhance Aesthetic AppealKeder cord can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a fabric structure and provide functional benefits. The cord can match the fabric’s colour to create a seamless and professional finish. This finish is crucial for applications such as advertising displays, where the structure’s visual impact is an essential consideration.
VersatileKeder Cord, a versatile product used in various industries for its durability and flexibility, finds its application across multiple domains, from tent manufacturing to sign making. Some of its utility use can, for instance, include:
Tent and Marquee ManufacturingKeder Cord is widely used in the production of tents and marquees for events and camping. Its robustness ensures a tight and secure fit between the fabric and frame, providing enhanced weather resistance. Consequently, the cord’s flexibility allows for easy installation and dismantling, while its durability withstands various environmental conditions, making it ideal for outdoor applications.
Awning and Canopy ConstructionIn the construction of awnings and canopies, Keder Cord plays a crucial role in attaching fabric to frames – ensuring a smooth and taut surface. Its ability to resist wind and water also helps it maintain the structural integrity and appearance of awnings, providing you with reliable protection against the elements for outdoor seating areas, windows, and storefronts to name a few.
Sign and Banner ProductionKeder Cord is also used in the sign-making industry to secure large banners and signs to frames or structures. This ability to secure banners ensures that the signage remains flat and visible, even in windy conditions. Consequently, the cord’s flexibility allows for easy updates or changes to signage, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses needing frequent advertising updates.
Boat Covers and Marine ApplicationsFor marine applications, the Keder Cord is essential in securing boat covers, biminis, and sprayhoods. Its resistance to saltwater and UV light especially ensures long-lasting protection for marine equipment. At the same time, its strength and flexibility facilitate a snug fit, preventing water ingress and damage from the elements.
Industrial Curtains and DividersIn industrial settings, Keder Cord is also used to hang heavy-duty curtains and dividers – providing a means to separate workspaces or contain environmental factors such as dust, noise, and light. The ease of installation and movement of curtains using Keder Cord also allows for flexible workspace configurations.
Motorhome, RV and Caravan AwningsKeder Cord is integral in attaching awnings to RVs and caravans, offering your customers additional living or storage space while on the move. It is also durable while being easy to use, making it ideal for travellers seeking quick setup and breakdown, ensuring a secure attachment that withstands travel and weather conditions.
Trade Show Displays and Exhibition StandsFor trade shows and exhibitions, Keder Cord is used to assemble and secure fabric graphics to display stands and modular structures. This ability allows for seamless, wrinkle-free presentations that attract attention and convey professionalism, with the added benefit of quick assembly and disassembly.
Photography BackdropsIn photography, Keder Cord is used to secure backdrops to frames, allowing for a smooth and tight surface that eliminates wrinkles and shadows. Securing these backdrops is essential for professional-quality photos, providing a versatile solution for photographers to change backdrops between shoots quickly.
Outdoor Advertising StructuresKeder Cord’s strength and weather resistance make it suitable for outdoor advertising structures, such as billboards and banner frames. It also ensures that promotional materials remain secure and visible, regardless of weather conditions – offering you an effective medium for outdoor advertising campaigns.
Architectural Fabric StructuresIn the construction of architectural fabric structures, such as tensile structures and shade sails, Keder Cord is used to attach the fabric to the supporting frame. This application requires the cord’s high tensile strength and flexibility to maintain the structure’s integrity and aesthetics while adapting to environmental forces like wind and snow loads. Each of these applications highlights the versatility and reliability of Keder Cord, showcasing its ability to meet the demands of various industries and projects.
Lengths and ColoursOur Keder cord is available in different diameters ranging from 2mm to 25mm, and all sizes are readily available in various colours and lengths.
Keder Cord OverallOverall, this cord is essential to many fabric structures, providing a flexible, secure, and durable attachment method. Whether used in the construction of large-scale event structures or smaller-scale awnings and banners, Keder cord offers a range of benefits that make it a popular choice for designers, manufacturers, and installers of fabric products.
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