Recasens will be present at the largest Congress R+T Asia 2017
Come and visit us in Pavilion 5, stand N5D31 from 21 to 23 March 2017.
The origin of the awnings
As an expert, Recasens wants to dedicate a post about the origin of awnings.
The awnings were born for the first time in the coliseum of Rome, in Roman times. In these times, extended a type of folding awning called "velar".
They made it with the same type of canvas as the sail of the ships, and then it was replaced by a lighter material: the linen.
The "velar" opened and closed with a network structure of ropes, so, as you can see, already in ancient Rome there was a tradition and a technology behind the use of awnings.
Later, the first modern awning that is known was seen at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889.
It was the Fabre company that created the first awning with arm, installing them in shops of the French capital, and, little by little, became popular.
This awning model corresponds to what we know it today. Its use was intended for employees to protect them from the sun and to diminish the temperatures inside.
As for Spain, it did not arrive until 1936, when an employee of the Catalan company Estape S.A., Canut García, imported them after a visit in Paris and saw clearly an opportunity.
The story tells that he took a coffee during a hot afternoon, and he loved the utility of the awning that allowed him to sit outside without the inconveniences of the sun's rays.
The idea spread in more cities of France and Spain, and in a few years, began to be used in other European countries, as in Italy, Germany or Portugal and the rest of the world.
Over the years the technique and quality have been perfected, to the point making seamless awnings, something unimaginable not so long ago.
IFAI 2016 Expo 18 - 21 th Charlotte
RECASENS USA would like to invite you to attend the Expo IFAI 18 – 21 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC.
Visit us in our booth #1941 to see our exciting new fabrics and marketing tools for the 2017 season as Fotostyle360®. The new app to design and create virtual awnings in 3D and Augmented Reality.
Come to see your awning in 3D with Augmented Reality technology!!!!
RECASENS – Committed to excellence
Recasens, a family owned company established in 1886, has a proud heritage of producing textiles of superior quality. Over the centuries, the Recasens family has continued to lead the company and guide its growth with expansion projects and machinery investments.
Although some of the historic original buildings are still in use, the latest generation of modern textile weaving equipment and technology has been installed inside in order to provide our customers with outdoor fabrics of the highest quality, and offered at an exceptional value.
In 2016 alone, Recasens has invested over $10 million USD to increase our capacity and further enhance our quality. Some of these capital investments include:
- A new spinning line was installed in the yarn mill, increasing our production capacity and quality of the solution dyed acrylic yarn.
- Additional space and looms were added to our finishing plant. The state of the art Dornier looms are the latest generation, designed and equipped with customized technology for S.A. Recasens, increasing our capacity to over one million square meters per month of Acrylic fabrics.
- Acquisition of two new logistic and shipping facilities with a total of over 250,000 square feet of space, which enables us to prepare and quickly ship any of the 570 different fabrics we currently offer.
- An expansion and complete update of the Inspection and Packaging Departments.
- A complete remodel of the R+D and Quality Control Department including added space, and additional testing equipment and staff.
All of these investments have only one goal: to provide superior customer satisfaction through premium product quality and outstanding service. We at Recasens are proud of the fabrics we produce and the service we provide, and are committed to offering our customers the very best.
USA RECASENS NEW COLLECTION FOR 2016 SEASON
A few days ago, the new swatch RECASENS USA for the 2016 season was presented.
In this new collection we can find news about the new expansion of plain fabrics, with more colors, and above all, the spectacular canvases of the Limited Collection, 16 new structures slub fabric with acrylic finish.
Innovating, designing, producing and communicating, defining characteristics of this amazing collection.
IFAI Expo 2015
Last week, from 7th to 9th of October, held another edition of IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim, CA convention center, where RECASENS USA had the chance to show their new fabrics and the whole marketing tools designed for the 2016 season.
We thank all our friends and customers for visiting our booth.
Thank you so much and until next edition!!
IFAI 2015 Expo
Be our guest!
The IFAI 2015 Expo is fast approaching, and RECASENS would like to be the first to invite you to attend the Expo October 7 – 9 at the Anaheim, CA convention center.
RECASENS is offering you a free VIP pass to the exhibit hall by following the instructions below and using our VIP voucher code.
Register today, and visit our booth #1138 to see our exciting new fabrics and marketing tools for the 2016 season!
R+T 2015 TRADE FAIR, WEAVING FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES
Only a few days have passed since the R+T show in Stuttgart, and RECASENS is already looking forward to 2018! But now it is time to thank those who visited our booth and met with our team. The key to our success and continual improvement is due to our close relationships with our valued customers that guide our actions and inspire us to pursue new opportunities.
R+T 2015, the world’s biggest and best expo for the shutter, gate, and sun protection industries, allows RECASENS to share the latest news about our awning and sun protection fabrics, and demonstrate the unique features and benefits of our functional and attractive fabrics.
The RECASENS exhibit dedicated space to highlight some of our latest and most innovative new fabrics and designs. The RECscreen family of solar protection mesh fabrics featured completely new weave constructions including a new DIAMANTE weave construction, a thinner Serge weave in RECscreen 7000P, and a translucent yarn in CRISTAL that transmits more light whileyeilding a metallic visual effect in the weave. The RECacril® Limited Collection, adds texture to our acrylic fabric collection with the introduction of slub yarns, and new stipes in unique color combinations suit different color tastes around the world. Our new PGT Opaco is a 100% blockout fabric designed for demanding end applications like retractable pergolas and stationary canopies where maximum strength and stability, and minimal solar gain and soiling are critical for long-term performance. Rolling Lights, is an exciting new fabric from RECASENS using a high tenacity polyester base cloth combined with a proprietary coating process to produce a fabric that is self-illuminating when connected with a small electrical charge. Targeted end application include display, billboard, awning, pergola, and tent applications suitable for applications in tents, tarpaulins, billboards and tents. These exciting new fabrics were received with great interest and enthusiasm by our visitors.
Lastly, we want thank those customers who joined us for the International Dinner held at the Porsche Museum. By enjoying dinner together in such a unique setting we hoped to express our gratitude, continue to strengthen our relations, and create a lasting and fond memory of our time together.
SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Within the implementation strategy and development in international markets, RECASENS makes a clear commitment to support and enhance the marketing actions to assist and collaborate with their customers.
Here we present new samples of acrylic fabrics adapted and customized to the needs of our client in USA.
RECASENS’ CUSTOMERS INTERNATIONAL DINER AT PORSCHE MUSEUM
The RECASENS and LLAZA brands will jointly celebrate the international customers dinner in Stuttgart.
The event will take place in February 2015 in the emblematic building of the Porsche Museum. This is a new, open and innovative space, very suitable for the occasion because, despite the changes, maintains the tradition and prestige that comes with the brand.
The event will also include a visit to the museum to see the evolution of manufacturing and the aesthetics of Porsche products.
RECACRIL TWEEDS: TRADITION AND ELEGANCE
The Recacril Tweed Solids Collection, including eight (8) Tweed Solids, is woven out of attractive and timeless color combinations and has been a part of the Recacril Solid collection for many years.
The decisión to increase our Tweed range in 2012 was made after exhaustive market research indicating that Tweed Solids are becoming more popular because the market trend is moving towards solids and Tweeds give our customers the opportunity to combine complimentary colors while at the same time giving the fabrics an added sense of depth and texture.
Although Recacril Tweeds appear to have a different construction, they actually have the same tight weave and outstanding fabric properties as all the other solids and stripes in our current Solution dyed Acrylic range including exceptional tensile and tear strength, dimensional stability, color fastness, and water repellence.