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Technical Specification: Raw Material 100% Acrylic, solution dyed

Yarns: Warp - 31.5/cm / Weft - 15/cm

Tensile Strength: Warp - 140 daN/5cm / Weft - 100 daN/5cm

Width: 153cm x Roll Length 50m

Finishes Fluorocarbon - Teflon (Uncoated)

Weight Teflon - 310gr/m2 +/- 15

Water Resistance - Static Head Test: Teflon (Uncoated) - 350mm

Acrylic fibre - edited extract from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Acrylic fibers are synthetic fibres made from a polymer (Polyacrylonitrile). To be called acrylic in the U.S., the polymer must contain at least 85% acrylonitrile monomer. Typical comonomers are vinyl acetate or methyl acrylate.

The polymer is formed by free-radical polymerization and is produced by dissolving the polymer in a water-based solvent such as aqueous sodium thiocyanate, metering it through a multi-hole spinnerette and coagulating the resultant filaments in an aqueous solution of the same solvent. Washing, stretching, drying and crimping complete the processing. Acrylic fibers are produced in a range of deniers, typically from 1 to 15. End uses include sweaters, hand-knitting yarns, rugs, awnings, boat and aircraft covers, and beanies; the fiber is also used as a precursor for carbon fiber. Production of acrylic fibers is centered in the Far East and Europe

Acrylic is lightweight, soft, and warm. It dyes very well and has excellent colourfastness. It is resilient, retains its shape, and resists shrinkage and wrinkles. It is quite varied in form and sometimes has an appearance similar to wool or cotton.

Acrylic is resistant to moths, oils, and chemicals, and is very resistant to deterioration from sunlight exposure.

The following information is relevant to Cambrai Covers Masacril Acrylic Canvas.

The Premier Acrylic Canvas made by Sauleda of Spain at their modern and extensive manufacturing unit in Barcelona.

* Unsurpassable colour stability.

* High resistance to sunlight and atmospheric conditions.

* Maximum efficiency against putrefying agents.

* Maximum resistance to tearing due to stretching.

* Maximum resistance to atmospheric pollution.

* Permits passage of air.

* Teflon Finish (Uncoated)

UV Protection

Acrylic canvas from Sauleda SA protects from ultraviolet by dispersing, absorbing and refl ecting the UV rays thus preventing them from penetrating the fabric. The UV protection is progressively higher or lower depending on the intensity of the colours.

In conjunction with AITEX and the Association of Tests for the Applied Protection of Ultraviolet Rays, Sauleda has conducted a study to investigate the behaviour of its designs when exposed to UV radiation in their original form. The results of this study provide certain protection (UV) factors expressed as values ie: 40, 60, 80 - the higher the number, the greater the protection.

Spray Test

In compliance with ISO 4920, all of the Acrylic Canvases manufactured by Sauleda SA undergo the Spray Test control.

The purpose of this test is to determine the fabrics resistance and endurance to superficial wetting.

During this test the fabric is subjected to "Superficial Rain" after which, its effect on the canvas is determined. The result obtained is assessed on a scale ranging from 0 to 100.

The results of these tests on Acrylic Canvas by Sauleda SA have shown the fabrics to retain an excellent hydrophobicity and therefore they dry fast and the accumulation of dust is prevented.

Barrier Effect

All our Sauleda SA Acrylic Fabrics have been impregnated with TEFLON. This creates a barrier effect and reinforces the water repellency as well as delaying the adherence of soil. This finish does NOT affect breathability of Sauleda SA Acrylic.


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