Rolltec® offers our own exclusive World of Elegance fabric collection of 100% solution-dyed marine grade acrylic fabrics. This designer collection is available in a wide variety of solid and striped patterns to satisfy any taste and compliment any home's décor. The World of Elegance collection is carefully selected from leading European fabric mills, which assures the finest quality and exclusive designs for the North American market. Acrylic fabrics are engineered for a substantially longer lifespan when compared to non-acrylic fabrics such as polyester and cotton canvas (used in low-quality awnings).
Our top quality acrylic fabrics in the World of Elegance collection use solution-dyed acrylic fibers, meaning the colour is added to the fibers during synthesis, while they are still in a liquid state. This technique locks the colour in, assuring a long life, and allows for easy cleaning. For detailed cleaning and care instructions, please see the fabric warranty.
All of our fabrics have been treated with either Teflon or Scotchgard fluorocarbon fabric protectors, creating a barrier between the fabric and the elements. The fabric treatment also reinforces the water repellency of the fabric and keeps it looking newer longer. Due to this treatment process, dirt does not penetrate into the fabric.
Some of the swatches are marked Lumera. The Lumera line is a premium quality acrylic fabric. It is woven with newly developed fibers characterized by particular brilliant colours, and a very smooth and dense surface. As a result of the dense surface, the Lumera fabric generates a self-cleaning effect where the material prevents dirt from adhering to itself while having the ability to withstand water pressure. A study based on the Austrian Institute for Ecology, Technics and Innovation shows that up to 50% less dirt adheres to Lumera when compared to other awning fabrics. In addition, Lumera fabric offers extraordinary colour brilliance.
The greatest benefit of acrylic fabric is that it provides a high level of protection from ultraviolet rays. It disperses, absorbs, and reflects the UV rays, thus preventing them from streaming through the fabric and making contact with our skin. As our climate changes, so does the amount of ultraviolet protection we need. The length of time we can spend outdoors without any sun protection before sun damage occurs varies between 5-10 minutes for fair skin tones, and up to approximately 90 minutes for darker skin tones. With the added protection under the acrylic fabric, this time period increases 30 times with a light coloured fabric, and up to 80 times with dark fabric colours. The amount of protection against UV rays also varies depending on the colour of the awning fabric; light fabric colours will filter approximately 95% of UV rays while dark fabric colours will filter up to 98%.
• Unsurpassable colour stability.
• Remarkably resistant to atmospheric pollution, sunlight, and weathering.
• Does not support mildew growth and is rot proof.
• Highly breathable and water repellent.
• Maximum resistance to tearing, shrink-proof.
• Easily cleaned, requires only mild soap and water.
• 10 year limited warranty.
Please click on the yellow World of Elegance icon to the right to browse our collection.