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A Fire-Retardant and Virtually Waterproof Solution

By 28 March, 2022Products

Recsystem® FR is the Solution the Commercial Awning and Shade Industry Has Been Waiting For

For many years, the commercial awning and shade industry has seen an increasing demand for an acrylic fabric that is both fire-retardant and has superior performance under extreme weather conditions. Previous attempts to provide such a solution have fallen short, using dangerous topical treatments that eventually lost their fire retardant properties over time. Recsystem® FR is the first 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabric to embody safe and lasting fire-retardant and highly water resistant performance.

Lab-Tested and Proven

Recsystem FR is woven with inherently fire-retardant modified acrylic yarn, certified to meet all relevant FR codes. We add a proprietary one ounce, clear coat to the underside that makes the fabric virtually waterproof when properly installed. Recent laboratory testing shows Recsystem FR to achieve high impermeability with a hydrostatic head rating of over 1000 mm. That means when an awning is installed properly with enough pitch/angle to carry the rain water off the fabric, the customer should not experience leaking nor misting through the fabric in a heavy downpour. 

Other features of Recsystem FR include:

  • Outstanding fade resistance
  • Withstands harshest weather conditions
  • UPF 50+ rated, blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays
  • Dirt and oil repellent, mildew resistant, and antibacterial
  • Superior water resistance due to double coating
  • Will not unravel when scissor or knife cut
  • Fabric panels can be joined with welding tape

You can find more information on Recsystem FR here or by contacting your local Recasens distributor or sales representative.