RECwater

By 16 January, 2017
 

RECWATER

Solution-dyed acrylic fiber fabric with a PVC coated side. Its waterproofing performance makes it ideal for boats.

Advantages
Recwater line

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High resistance to sunlight

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Resistance to humidity

sun-iconPrintable
Wide variety of colors

The RECwater canvases are made of solution-dyed acrylic fibers with PVC coating on one side, which makes it absolutely waterproof. The PVC coating is colored to match with the color of the acrylic, thus, it is possible to combine the elegance of the acrylic fabric with PVC waterproof performance.

The PVC coating is formulated to achieve a perfect adhesion with the acrylic fabric. Unlike other products on the market, RECwater does not crack or roll and has an excellent dimensional stability.

The PVC-free face is treated to achieve good water and oil repellency, while the coated side is engraved with a design that gives the fabric a PVC appearance.

Being a heavier product and more resistant than RECacril®, makes it particularly suitable for boats that frequent areas with extreme weather conditions.

It is also suitable for awnings in rainy climates. In this case the weight of the article should be taken into consideration when choosing hardware.

The RECwater canvases follow a rigorous quality control throughout the manufacturing process, meeting all requirements for obtaining approval of the UNE-EN 13561:2004+A1:2009 (Performance requirements including awnings security).

Antimicrobial Treatment

Rot causing microorganisms, such as molds, algae and bacteria can damage acrylic coated canvases.

To prevent the occurrence of these microorganisms and ensure the quality of our fabrics, RECwater canvases are treated with antimicrobial products that offer optimal protection.

Antimicrobials products prevent microorganisms to adhere to the fabric, however, these microorganisms may grow on dirt and other foreign substances if not removed from the fabric. To maximize the lifetime of the RECwater canvases is essential to carry out periodic cleaning as described in the Maintenance section.

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RECwater® Warranty

For 5 years after installation, RECASENS warranty covers only the rot-proof properties and color fastness of the fabrics regularly maintained, under normal use and environment.

RECASENS should either replace free of charge or, at its convenience, reimburse the invoice value of the section of fabric recognized as faulty, excluding any costs or any other compensation for any reason whatsoever.

The warranty may not protect against any damage due to abuse, neglect, vandalism, burns of any kind, fires and natural disasters.

Consequently there is no cover for:

  • Faulty maintenance or the use of unsuitable products or instruments: no detergent, chemical product or solvent can be used, NOR any scraper or other instrument that may damage the surface.
  • Defects due to the aging and normal wear of the fabric.
  • Atmospheric or phytosanitary pollution.
  • Soiling caused by animals.
  • The repair of damage or defects in the fabric resulting from accidents or negligence not attributable to RECASENS or resulting from force majeure.
  • Faulty assembly or handling by the user, the projection of various products, hanging objects on the fabric, falling objects, bumps, road accidents, vandalism, burns from cigarettes or other sources, fire.
  • Lightning or unusual climatic or environmental conditions.

The warranty excludes the cost of any mechanical device (hardware, mechanisms, structures, etc.) as well as any cost of manufacturing, assembly and installation.

The warranty takes effect from the date of installation of awnings, curtains or any other product made with RECASENS canvases.

The RECASENS canvases are a component of the final product. If you detect any defective fabric, please contact your installer or distributor from whom you purchased the product.

Maintenance for RECwater Canvases

The high technology finish, Infinity Process provides the RECASENS canvases with a long lasting protection against mold and excellent water and oil repellency, making awnings protect you from both sun and water for many years.

However, the accumulation of dust, air pollution particles, foreign organic materials and general dirt can damage this protection, shortening the life of the canvas so they must be eliminated.

The most effective method for maintaining canvases is to clean once a month with water with a low pressure hose, thereby, dirt accumulation into the fabric is avoided.

It is very important that after cleaning with water, the canvas should be completely dry before rolling back the awning.

In case of rain we can leave the awning open, since rain washes dirt. If for any reason you have to roll the wet awning, it must be unrolled as soon as possible and let it dry. In times of continuous rains is advisable to keep the awnings rolled.

If this periodic water washing is done, in most environments, you only need make a process more thorough cleaning every 2 or 3 years.

The steps to follow are:

  1. Brush off excess dust and dirt with a soft brush. NEVER brush with stiff brushes since damage the finish film tissue.
  2. Spray the awning with clean water. If a hose is used, to avoid high pressure.
  3. Prepare a solution of solvent-free soap in warm water (no more than 40ºC) and apply it on the awning, letting penetrate tissue.
  4. Rinse with water to remove all traces of soap.
  5. Let air dry and no wind the awning until the canvas is completely dry.

The RECwater tarps are protected against the growth of fungi, however, whether fungi can grow on embedded dirt. To clean these stains are needed more intensive cleaning using the following procedure:

 

  1. Brush off excess dust and dirt with a soft brush. NEVER brush with stiff brushes since damage the finish film tissue.
  2. Prepare a solution with 10% household bleach, 20% of solvent-free neutral detergent and 70% water.
  3. Apply the solution onto the fabric, leaving act between 15 and 20 minutes maximum.
  4. Rinse with clean water several times, as if bleach residues will remain on canvas, with the combined action of the sun, could damage the fabric.
  5. Allow to air dry and no wind the awning until the canvas is completely dry.
  6. Repeat the process if necessary.

To protect the environment, be sure to pick up the dirty water when using bleach as it can be harmful to animals and plants.

Consumer Information

Due to handling during preparation or installation of the awning, some imperfections can occur. These small irregularities such as veining, small folds or whitish streaks are inherent in the nature of acrylic fiber and do not harm the properties of the canvas. Therefore, is not the responsibility of the installer or manufacturer.

Whitish marbled streaks appears on wrinkle formation during the manufacture and installation of the awning. This is caused by an optical effect of different refraction of light. Are minor brands that are appreciated more for transparency. The light colored canvas are more sensitive to the formation of these imperfections than dark colored canvases.

Small folds can appear along the seams by rolling the canvas due to increased thickness of the seam.

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