Individual weather and sun protection systems of the highest sophistication

Create free and open spaces for yourself – whatever the weather and just as you prefer. Textile architecture of the highest sophistication – this is the standard to which Membrane Design Technology is committed.

As a global producer and supplier of customer-optimized membrane systems, such as high-quality umbrellas, large area and mobile shading systems, or individually designed canopies, we create versatile solutions in protecting from sun, wind, and rain, and we turn the out of doors into living space. In concert with international architectural and design agencies we develop customized membrane designs of all types for your outdoor event, temporary marketing event, architecture project, or outdoor catering area.

At MDT-tex we stand for excellent quality, technical perfection, and sophisticated design.

Discover the diversity of our product range

Our services at a glance

● Individual consultation
● Drawing (AutoCAD/Inventor)
● Membrane loads, customizations, static designs (EASY SOFTWARE)
● Animation and visualization (3ds Max)
● Layout, design (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
● On-site consultation
● On-site application of umbrella pattern
● Preliminary dimensioning at our own agency
● Product design and development
● Idea books and manuals

Design your living space freely – with our sun protection systems

You need an outdoor bar for your catering operation which offers flexible set-up, an open stage for an open-air award ceremony, or you would like to shade the courtyard of your communal building? Our tent and sail structures consist of a variety of modules and textile facades which can be freely configured and easily integrated into existing structures. Our sun shades provide an architectural solution which is both elegant and efficient while remaining attuned to the forms of the existing architecture and featuring optimum drainage and improved energy balance.

A designer umbrella from MDT-tex - as individual as you are

Whether tulip, double membrane, wood, aluminum or cantilever umbrella - the design possibilities of our sun protection systems for patios, balconies, and public spaces know no bounds. Weather-resistant materials, a diversity of shapes and color schemes, space-saving designs, practical coupling systems, lighting, and even scented elements ensure the greatest individual scope in mobile or permanently installed shading for your event area or the outdoor area of your restaurant. We don't leave your guests out in the rain!

Double Canopy Umbrellas
Double Canopy Umbrellas
efficient by day, impressive at night – an umbrella with integrated lighting elements
Aluminium Umbrellas
Aluminium Umbrellas
One of the most popular umbrella types in the MDT-tex collection for catering and industry
Cantilever Umbrellas
Cantilever Umbrellas
Our cantilever umbrellas meet high stability standards and combine great design with functionality.
Tulip umbrellas
Tulip umbrellas
An eye beacon for architects, restaurants and rooftops.

Our shading systems – the encounter of beautiful shapes with perfect functionality

For us, textile architecture is much more than manufacturing highly sophisticated sun protection systems and high-quality umbrellas. It is the meeting point of technical expertise and aesthetic perception. Every day, at many international events and in many public spaces, our umbrellas and sail designs, winners of numerous awards, are proof that aesthetic shapes create genuine added value.
Whether in large-scale production, for an individual project, or for a single umbrella: From development to production and all the way to installation we remain flexible in responding to the wishes of our customers and quickly turn them into reality at one of our sites worldwide
In doing so we have specialized for over 20 years in researching innovative materials and developing unique technological and creative solutions. Our fabric, developed in-house, forms the basis for our textile architecture and features outstanding weather resistance, robustness, and design flexibility. Many international customers are already convinced of our excellent quality characteristics and variety.

MDT-tex sun protection systems

for gastronomy and hotel industry

Since our founding in 1990, we have already implemented thousands of umbrella solutions for outdoor facilities in the restaurant and hotel industry and offer individual, wind-proof solutions for every location. Our patio projects can be customized in shape, size and design to fit your business. Our unique, stable side arm parasols in the sizes 3x3m, 4x4m and 5x5m are in great demand.

Professional parasols: Stability in any weather conditions

Windproof parasols are our core competence and can be realized even in exposed locations with wind forces of up to 130 km/h. This is made possible by our in-house tear-resistant PTFE membranes, reinforced umbrella poles made of aluminum and steel, and suitable ground anchoring.

Our telescopic umbrellas are outstandingly stable. Even the standard version can withstand gusts of wind of up to 60 km/h, such as our parasol type T. The T-series is even more stable. Even more stable are the variants type TS and type TK, as exemplified at the Swiss Bürgenstock Resort 500 meters above Lake Lucerne.

Here, storm-proof telescopic parasols in sizes 5x5m, 8x8m and 8.5x8.5m were installed for wind speeds of up to 130 km/h. In addition, these umbrellas with their integrated LED lighting and heating already show what versatile additional features our umbrellas can receive, among other things, to make your outdoor area usable for even longer and even more attractive.

Award-winning PTFE parasols: inviting design meets easy handling

Our high-quality catering sunshades have meanwhile won numerous design awards such as the Red Dot Award, the Iconic Award, the Architizer A+ Award or the Materialica Design Award and show that our sunshade systems for the catering and hotel industry are not only functional but also visually convincing all along the line.

Last but not least, the handling must not be too difficult for a smooth operation. Our gastronomic umbrellas are therefore equipped with smooth-running hand cranks or electrically operated opening and closing mechanisms.

Let us advise you personally on the equipment for your catering business.

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Public shading concepts

with individual engineering advice

Public places like markets, parks or event areas require an individually designed equipment with sun protection concepts. We offer temporary membrane construction and sunshade solutions for temporary events as well as permanently anchored systems.

High quality designer sunshades for public places

Our designer sunshades and PTFE parasols offer uncompromising quality even for permanent use and easy handling. In cooperation with our design team, architecture offices and engineers, we develop customized shading concepts, which can also be manufactured in special sizes or with special kinematics.

As a professional manufacturer of high-quality PTFE umbrellas, designer and architectural sunshades and textile facades, even large-scale projects are executed by us individually and efficiently. Through the advice of our structural designers and engineers, the safety aspect is always kept in mind and through our in-house production at various locations, we can continuously monitor our high quality standards.

Membrane construction and textile architecture from a single source

In the meantime, we have established worldwide locations for last-minute changes, individual design requests and a contact person on site. However, our heart is in Hardheim in Baden-Württemberg, where we can implement even visionary large-scale projects on more than 10,500 m² of space for production and storage.

We can also manufacture special sizes and individual membrane constructions here, and our in-house production also ensures fast delivery times.

This means that we can advise and support you in the design of public shading concepts from the initial design and concept phase through production to the final installation and find a customized solution - whether you want to realize individual shades from the existing range or newly created, individual projects.




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Textile architecture

and membrane construction

At MDT-tex we manufacture much more than just classic sunshades. As numerous international projects now show, our textile architecture division continues to grow, proving just how versatile our membrane construction can be.

Textile facades: From pragmatic to breathtakingly artistic.

Depending on the occasion and the environment, we can tailor our textile architecture. This includes textile facades and pavilions with unique lighting and visionary geometric shapes that turn weather protection into a walkable work of art.

In addition, our sun protection systems can of course be implemented in a simple, straightforward design and in countless shapes and sizes. Our own materials and our engineering teams at our own production site ensure the necessary stability and safety.

In-house production and development for uncompromising quality

Large-scale, textile facades and textile architecture require perfectly safe statics as well as hard-wearing materials. The former is ensured by our on-site engineering team, which includes technical draftsmen, engineers, structural engineers, architects and mechanical testers to ensure load-bearing construction.

Our own test site for the construction also serves as a testing location for the mechanics of our products. In addition, we process our own specially developed membrane materials, which are characterized above all by their durability, tear resistance and hard-wearing properties. These membranes can also be customized in terms of color and design so that the textile membrane structures can be perfectly adapted to the overall appearance. And the frameworks made of aluminum, steel and wood are also installed exclusively in the highest quality.

Professional sunshades as part of the architecture

In this way, we can find the perfect combination of size, shape, design and materials to suit your location, so that the shading solutions ultimately blend seamlessly into the architecture and are perceived as part of the whole. After all, the shading systems should not only keep out the sun and rain, but also create an inviting ambiance with a unique feel-good design.

And last but not least, to add value, many of our products can be complemented with radiant heaters, lighting, water drains and other features. Let us advise you from the first draft to the finished product and leave the design of your sun protection systems to MDT-tex as a professional manufacturer with over 20 years of experience.

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