Indoor & Outdoor Fabric Specifications

 

Sunbrella® Fabric Workmanship:

  • Description/Contents: Woven fabric made of 100% Solution-dyed acrylic fibers.
  • Color Fade Resistance: Very resistant to ultraviolet rays and color degradation.
  • Water Repellency: Excellent. A special finish is applied to the fabric so that water will form into droplets and roll off the fabric. This repellency diminishes over time and has to be re-applied every couple years to maintain its effectiveness. Note that Sunbrella fabric is NOT waterproof.
  • Fabric Breathability: Excellent. Very little condensation develops.
  • Abrasion Resistance: Good.
  • Mildew Resistance: Excellent. Fabric will not support growth of mildew. Mildew growing on foreign matter attached to fabric is easily removed.
  • Flame Retardant: Sunbrella fabrics are NOT flame-retardant.
  • Stain Resistance: Sunbrella fabrics are very stain resistant to all types of spills including oil and chemical spills.
  • Minimal Shrinkage or Stretching.
  • Ease of Sewing: Excellent.

Bella Dura® Fabric Workmanship:

  • Description/Contents: 
  • Color Fade Resistance: Very resistant to ultraviolet rays and color degradation. Exceeds 1500 hours.
  • Water Repellency: Yes.
  • Fabric Breathability: Excellent. Very little condensation develops.
  • Abrasion Resistance: Excellent. 50,000 + double rubs. Resistant to pilling.
  • Mildew Resistance: Antimicrobial; inhibits odor and growth of mildew
  • Flame Retardant: Bella Dura fabrics are NOT flame-retardant.
  • Stain Resistance: 100% stain resistent and bleach cleanable
  • Minimal Shrinkage or Stretching.
  • Ease of Sewing: Excellent.
Standard Industry
Test
Description Indoor/Outdoor
Industry Standards
Bella-Dura®
AATCC TM 8 Color Fastness to crocking Wet 3, Dry 4 5
AATC TM 169 Weather Resistance of Textiles 400 Outdoor Exceeds 1500 Hours
AATCC TM 107 Color Fastness to water 3 5
AATCC TM 130 Stain Resistant 3 5
ASTMD 4265-98 Stain Release 3 5
AATCC TM 30 Antimicrobial:Mildew Not Required 0 - No Growth
ASTM D 3511 Pilling 3 4+
ASTM D 4157 Abrasion 15,000 hvy-duty residential
30,000 hvy-duty contract
50,000+