Sunbrella Acrylic Fabric
Sunbrella acrylic fabric: #1 solution-dyed acrylic fabric in America
There are myriad ways to include Sunbrella canvas in your outdoor plans: Awnings, canopies, cabanas, privacy screens, decorative panels, and room dividers are just some of its many uses.
With more than 100 beautifully woven canvas solid and striped fabrics from which to choose, Sunbrella lets you achieve whatever look you want, whether contemporary or traditional, dressy or casual.
Thanks to solution dyeing, Sunbrella's colored canvases resist fading and won't wash out. That's because the colors are added to the liquid acrylic mixture, becoming an intricate part of the fiber and ultimately the canvas. The vivid hues are identical on both sides of the fabric, and they stand up to sun, rain, wind, and pollutants that can make other colors fade or run. Plus, Sunbrella is highly soil-resistant.
Used on awnings, Sunbrella can block 75 percent of the sun's heat and reduce a room's temperature from 8 to 15 degrees.* Laboratory-controlled and outdoor exposure tests have shown that the air underneath a Sunbrella awning is 22 percent cooler than the air under coated awnings.** Sunbrella is not coated but has pores that allow air and moisture to escape. Because of its outstanding breathability, condensation is never a problem. With the use of Sunbrella, air conditioning savings can reach up to 25 percent.***
*According to a study by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers.
**Based on tests conducted by the National Bureau of Standards (U.S. Commerce Department).
***According to studies at the University of Illinois.
Caring for your Sunbrella canvas is easy. Simply brush off loose dirt and wash the canvas with mild, soapy water and a soft brush. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.
Sunbrella canvas carries an excellent 10-year limited warranty.
Sunbrella Fabric Specifications
- General Classification: Solution-dyed acrylic.
- Description: Woven fabric, made of 100-percent acrylic fibers. These are solution-dyed fibers with a fluorocarbon finish.
- Typical Weight: Approximately 9.25 oz. per square yard.
- Width: 46 inches. Selected solid colors are also available in 60-inch widths.
- Colors: Very resistant to ultraviolet rays and color degradation. Most colors tested up to 1500 hours in a Fade-Ometer with minimal or no color change. More than 100 solids and stripes available.
- Underside: Same as top surface—both sides alike.
- Surface: Plain weave. Excellent breathabilty.
- Transparency Level: Translucent, depending on color.
- Abrasion Resistance: Good.
- Dimensional Stability: Good. Some shrinkage in hot weather, some stretch in cold or damp weather.
- Mildew Resistance: Excellent. Fabric will not support growth of mildew. Mildew growing on foreign matter attached to fabric is easily removed.
- Durability/Average Life Span: 5–10 years. (Depending on climate and proper care of fabric.)
- Flame Resistance (FR): Not flame-retardant.
- Chemical Resistance: Fabric highly resistant to acids, alkalies, and solvents.
- Water Repellence: Excellent.
- Oil Resistance: Good.
- Sewability: Excellent.
- Heat Sealing: Can be heat-sealed using equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specification
Sunbrella is a registered trademark of Glen Raven Mills, Inc.