ShowTex innovations at PLASA Focus Leeds

Friday, 30 March 2012
ShowTex innovations at PLASA Focus LeedsThe Acoustic Baffle from ShowTex proves ecology and noise level control can go hand in hand
UK - PLASA Focus Leeds will be the launching point for several new in-house developments from ShowTex.

The Acoustic Baffle from ShowTex proves ecology and noise level control can go hand in hand. The new acoustic fabric panels are made from 100% recycled material compressed together to optimize sound conditions. The Acoustic Baffle comes in two sizes and can be installed modularly for extra flexibility. By combining the two standard formats, nearly any height or area can be covered. The Acoustic Baffle can be installed as a ceiling lining or around curves and corners. Custom formats and /or colours are available by request. The panels are finished off with Velcro for connecting together easily and can be used for temporary and fixed installations.

Another development is the TMC 1000 track motor. A compact version of the ShowTex TMC track motor; it's designed for smaller theatre companies and halls where needs are limited to opening and closing main curtains without regulating speed. The TMC 1000 can be controlled via remote control and features simple rope threading operation. It's compatible with ShowTex H100, Showpipe, 3-way, UniTrack and ShowTrack track systems and can also be controlled with a DMX Basic module.

The latest track accessories also include theShowTex RotoDraper and the Heavy Load Scenery Carrier. Thanks to the flexible RotoDraper system, every size theatre, whether large or small, can optimize their sightlines. ShowTex developed two new systems for adjustable positioning of side leg curtains. The RotoDraper ST-Fix is for 360° turns. RotoDraper ST-Track is compatible with ShowTex track systems and allows for 360° turns and movement along the curtain track. The RotoDraper has a maximum width of 2m and comes with a handy brake system.

The heavy load scenery carrier is for loads of 100kg up to 350kg. The carrier can be attached to the chain of the ChainTrack with a comb connector. Carriers can also be joined together and are equipped with an emergency release system. If the first scenery carrier connected to the chain and motor gets blocked, the second one can be detached and the heavy load can still be moved manually.

ShowTex also presents an easy mobile system for the storage, handling, and laying out of vinyl dance flooring without any heavy lifting. The new EasyRoller Dancefloor Cart is an all-in-one solution for theatres, dance companies, or production houses. The EasyRoller lets you store, transport, and install performance flooring, Marley vinyl, and ballet flooring quick and safely. Multiple rolls can be securely placed in the cart for storage and transport. The large edition fits 20m of Dancecarpet Jumbo dance flooring with a thickness of 1,8mm.

PolyStretch P8 has a 3m width and can stretch seamlessly up to 5m. Made from Trevira CS, the knit fabric meets the permanent flame retardant standard B1. Suitable for marquee builders, P8 is finished off with a rubber strip for easy tensioning into a marquee profile. PolyStretch P8 ensures a modern, clean decorative finish and a huge choice of colours.

The popularShakespeare, Molière, and Goethe flame retardant cotton velour velvets developed by ShowTex are the first in the industry to be awardedOEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification.

(Jim Evans)

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