By 17 January, 2017


Fabrics made from solution-dyed acrylic yarns, designed for the preparation of awnings and sun protection items.

sun-iconSun Protection
High resistance to sunlight

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Weather Resistant

Wide variety of colors

Recacril® canvases are high performance fabrics made from fade resistant solution-dyed acrylic fibers. Specially designed for awning and sun protection items.

All manufacturing processes of spinning and weaving are optimized to give to the canvas a high tensile and tear strength, and to produce an excellent surface finish for applying the Infinity Process high-tech coating.

The finishing Infinity Process is a proprietary finish that offers exceptional repellency to water and dirt, superior dimensional stability, and creates a durable fabric that keeps its aesthetic allure over the lifetime.

The Recacril® canvases are very easy to handle because the fabric has a consistent firm hand and excellent lay flat that makes the canvas easy to cut, sew, and fabricate. The tighter weave structure and smoother surface of Recacril® canvases makes printing easier. This configuration provides better adhesion of the vinyl when heat transfer equipment is used. If screen printing is used, the closed structure of the yarns, allow less ink to pass through, which results in sharper, and more defined prints.

The Recacril® 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).



Advantages of solution-dyed acrylic yarns

Generally, synthetic yarns are colorless when manufactured. To color the fibers there are two systems:

Conventional Dye. Immerse the fiber (yarn or fabric) in a solution-dye and other auxiliary products. After a while at the right temperature and after rinsing the fabric is dyed. As the colorant is applied after the fiber produced, it is distributed in a homogeneous surface without penetrating the core of the fiber.

Solution dyed. The other way to dye fibers is to add the dye to the liquid fiber solution before the fibers are extruded. This allows the color to be mixed into the solution thoroughly, bringing the color all the way through the fiber once it is extruded, obtaining colored fabrics with great wear resistance, excellent color, and an exceptional weathering behavior and mitigation of microorganisms effects.

Infinity process

As a result of ongoing processes of R+D+i, RECASENS develops and applies the Infinity Process, to all Recacril®Recacril® Marine, Recsystem® and Recwater canvases.

The Infinity Process is a high-tech treatment designed to ensure the lasting quality of the fabrics. In this process, nanoparticles from the finished products, completely cover the surface of the fabric fibers, forming a permanent lining. After treatment, the surface and inside the fabric are permanently protected from dirt accumulation and adverse effects of a wide variety of atmospheric agents.

The low reactivity and high stability of the Infinity Process gives the awning a durable and long lasting protection especially against mold, and provides excellent water and oil repellency.

Sun protection

The Recacril® canvases are effective sunscreen elements since they filter high percentages of ultraviolet radiation. The level of protection varies from one fabric type to another depending on its weight, thickness and color. Canvases with a higher weight protect better, and dark canvases offer greater protection than clear ones.

The acrylic RECASENS canvases offer high levels of UV protection, Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of up to +80 according to international standard UV Standard 801.

Rain resistance

The Infinity Process gives to Recacril® canvases a good water and oil repellency, with a column of water sufficient to withstand a light and short rain. The Recacril® canvases are designed primarily for sun protection, but if also a proper maintenance is performed and the awning is installed with a minimum slope of 14°, the Recacril® canvases also offer a good protection against light and short rains.

If a canvas has to withstand frequent and intense rains, it is necessary to use waterproof products, such as Recsystem® and Recwater.

Recacril® 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 Recacril® 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 Recacril® 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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