Tension Fabric System boasts a wide range of benefits, but here's why you should be using TFS for Exhibition Stands and Displays!


1. Easy to install, remove, replace and store Graphics

The biggest benefit of Tension Fabric System; graphics are simple and easy to use, and can be installed and removed without any specialist knowledge or tools.

Welt-edge graphics are simply pressed into the slot of the modular frame causing the fabric to tense when all four edges are inserted, creating a seamless, perfectly flat finish. Graphics are then easily removed by teasing the fabric from the frame using the exposed tab on the edge of the graphic.

Storage is straight forward, simply fold up and put away! Making transport and damage to solid panel graphics a thing of the past.

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2. Seamless, Crease-Free Graphics

Another benefit of using tension fabric system is the ability to achieve large impact graphic displays that are ultimately seamless. The only limit is the size of print bed that your printer is using to produce your graphics, they can be as long and as wide as the print bed or roll of material you are using.

With regards to crease-free, the clue’s in the name... When you install your fabric graphics into the modular frame, the tension simply removes any visible creases from the graphic, leaving you with a stunning, crease-free visual display.

3. Single or Double Sided Display

Octanorm boasts a super wide range of tension fabric system profiles, we have a choice of profiles that are suitable for slimline single sided displays, scalable double sided displays and even three-dimensional structures.

4. Multiple applications

Tension Fabric System can be used in a variety of ways, such as:
Freestanding displays, slimline wall-mounted frames, large format exhibition walls, ceiling hung or suspended panels, counters, curved hanging devices and many more besides!

We also offer a range of magnetic accessories that work perfectly with tension fabric system to create retail or product presentations. The range includes everything you might need to create the perfect display for your product, they also come in a variety of different weight management capabilities.

Visit our Tension Fabric System section on our website to see the full range. 

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5. Cost-Effective

Putting this simply, it’s the difference in cost between purchasing a new set of TFS graphics against the purchase of an entirely new display stand. TFS graphics can also be mailed in small parcels which can be installed by your team onsite, so you can wave goodbye to high courier charges and installation fees.

6. Curve appeal

RTD Systems have the in-house capability to bend a selection of our aluminium profiles to various diameters. This gives the system the versatility to create eye-catching curves and shapes to help you or your client to stand out from the crowd.

Imagine creating a unique circular exhibition stand structure that acts as a fascia to your display that attracts attention from right across the exhibition or venue hall.

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7. Transportable

Tension Fabric Frames are easily dismantled allowing stacking of parts into storage cases, that can be taken on and off-site for install and dismantle. We also offer wheeled storage cases that can be transformed into a counter to compliment your display and give you a handy workspace.

8. Available as High Impact Light Boxes

Tension Fabric Light Boxes create maximum graphic exposure at exhibitions and events. Printed on to specialist fabric material for use on back-lit light box displays, TFS light boxes can be used in as many applications as non-lit TFS. We also offer profiles capable of achieving three-dimensional structures, shell scheme walls, counters and even product demo podiums.

To see our complete range of Exhibition Light Boxes click here 

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9. Modular

One of the qualities of using a display system that is built using modular system is the ability to adapt and scale your display based on your requirements. This could be a change in stand space at various events or exhibitions, or as your business grows.

For example, if you make the wise decision to invest into a modular system that you can use multiple times, it doesn’t limit you on a set stand space or visual design, or cost the earth every time you want to make a change, so modular is definitely the best choice for you!

Modular frames can link together, meaning your modular frames can scale up or down with you as you or your available event space requires.

10. Octanorm TFS Frames are 100% Green! Reuse or Recycle!

Built using high-quality Octanorm modular frames that are recognised for their strength and quality, this system is designed to be used again and again without loss in quality.

What’s more, modular frames are 100% recyclable.


RTD Systems Ltd.
Unit 1
Lawson Hunt Industrial Park
Broadbridge Heath
Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 3JR

020 8545 2945





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