Sunbrella®, Dickson, Sattler and Para are ALL solution dyed acrylic fabrics and are made from 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic yarns. Solution-dying is the process of adding color to acrylic fibers during manufacturing while they are in a liquid state. Color goes all the way through the fabric not just on the surface (like canvas for example) so it looks beautiful year after year. This is the main characteristic of solution dyed fabrics and is the key to locking in color, easy cleaning and long life. Because they are solution-dyed, these high performance fabrics also resist fading and cracking from exposure to sun, chlorine, atmospheric chemicals and moisture.
Since solution dyed acrylic fabrics are woven, they are also highly breathable, which is why they dry quickly with only air exposure. This breathable fabric also allows air to circulate which significantly improves energy efficiency. It's also important to know that all our solution dyed acrylic fabrics are treated with a fluorocarbon or Dupont Teflon (or similar) finish, which allows for water repellency so water "beads off" the front of the retractable awning assuming enough pitch on the arms to allow for rain runoff.
An inherent characteristic of solution dyed acrylic fiber is that it will not support the growth of mildew or fabric rot, as a natural fiber such as canvas (cotton) or even vinyl will.
All of our solution dyed acrylic fabrics have been tested and proven to provide up to 98% UV protection from the harmful effects of the sun depending on depth of color. Whites and lighter colored fabrics provide less protection than darker fabrics, which have more depth of color. This protective factor is inherent to the fabric and will not be reduced by usage and/or fabric exposure to the sun. In addition lighter fabrics will repel slightly more heat than darker fabrics similar to white versus black paint on a vehicle.
With Awningsinmotion.com's complete selection of over 500 solution dyed acrylic fabrics, the outside of your home can be just as beautiful as the inside. Solution dyed retractable awning fabrics are the perfect way to enhance the exterior facade of your home. And with our vibrant gallery of distinctive colors, styles and patterns, it won't be hard to find a shade that's right for you.
Our solution dyed acrylic fabrics fit every conceivable awning style. Whether you want to extend your living space, add shade to your patio or deck, or complement the exterior aesthetics of your home, Awningsinmotion.com solution dyed acrylic fabrics give you a worry-free solution. All of our solution dyed acrylic fabrics are tough enough to handle the sun, the wind and the rain. And with a wide array of colors to choose from, it won't be hard to find one that complements your home or commercial building.