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New Recacril® 47″ Fabric Collection Now Available

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RECASENS USA is pleased to announce the availability of our new Recacril® 47” fabric collection. Known for weaving high quality performance fabrics specifically designed for the awning and marine industries, RECASENS has expanded its 47” offering to include even more colors and textures to meet the demands of the US market. 

The new collection brings the addition of an extensive palette of bright blues, lively greens and warm yellow and orange tones. We’ve also added several new neutral tones as well as some textured slub and tweed solids that are trending and in-demand. Recacril is a superior grade, solution-dyed acrylic. Woven tighter than our competitors’ fabrics, it has a better overall construction and density, unsurpassed fade resistance, and long lasting water resistance. Recacril is also backed by our generous 10-year warranty.

For more information on Recacril 47” or to get your new Recacril 47” Sample Card or Sample Book, contact your RECASENS USA Sales Representative or distributor today.

2022 Recacril® 60 Fabric Collection Sample Cards Now Available

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RECASENS USA is pleased to announce the availability of fabric and sample cards for our 2022 Recacril® 60” fabric collection. Known for weaving high quality performance fabrics specifically designed for the marine and awning industries, RECASENS has expanded its 60” offering to include even more colors and textures to meet the demands of the US market. 

In addition to the popular neutrals, an extensive palette of bright blues, lively greens and new textures have been added to the collection, offering many in-demand and trending looks for 2022 and beyond. Our superior grade, solution-dyed acrylic Recacril fabric is woven tighter than our competitors’ fabrics, giving it a better overall construction and density that doesn’t require finishes or starches to add body to the fabric.

Our new, 2022 Recacril 60” Sample Card has been redesigned as a two-page card to showcase our expanded color offering and now includes a feeler swatch so customers can experience firsthand the superior construction of Recacril. For more information on Recacril 60” or to get your 2022 Recacril 60” Sample Card, contact your RECASENS USA Sales Representative or distributor today.


A Fire-Retardant and Virtually Waterproof Solution

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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.

Recasens USA Announces Availability of Recsystem FR: the Only Water Resistant, Fire-Retardant, 100% Solution-Dyed Acrylic Fabric

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Innovative new fabric meets regulatory and safety needs of US Commercial Building Market

Recasens USA is pleased to announce the release of the much anticipated Recsystem FR, the ultimate in fire retardant awning fabric and the only highly water resistant, fire-retardant 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabric. This solution-dyed acrylic material combines the beauty and craftsmanship of Recasens fabrics with inherent fire retardancy and water resistant protection to meet the high standards of today’s commercial and other specialized applications.

“We have heard from our clients serving the commercial building market that there was a need for a beautiful performance fabric that met the regulatory standards for fire retardancy set by many local and national building safety agencies,” says Recasens USA National Sales Manager, Doug Dubay. “Today, I’m proud to say that we’ve delivered on their request, with a fabric that meets those standards, is easy to work with, and is aesthetically pleasing.”

A 100% solution-dyed acrylic fabric incorporating both high water resistancy and fire-retardant features, Recsystem FR is perfectly suited to meet the needs of awning manufacturers, distributors, architects and others working on projects that are required to meet US fire safety standards such as hotels, schools, hospitals, and other public buildings. The fabric passes US standards NFPA 701, CSFM Title 19.

While specifically optimized for solar protection applications, Recsystem FR is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Manufactured using the patented Recasens Infinity Process, the fabric possesses a high-tech finish that provides exceptional repellency to water and dirt along with a high resistance to mold and mildew as well as a one ounce clear back coating on the underside of the fabric that provides an added level of water resistance making the fabric nearly waterproof without affecting its appearance.

Recsystem FR is scheduled to ship in early 2022. Sample cards are now available to distributors and OEMs. Contact your Recasens sales representative for more information.

Recasens USA Announces New Colors for the RECacril® 60” Collection

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Recasens USA is pleased to introduce our expanded selection of colors for our RECacril 60” fabric collection. Favored in the marine industry for its exceptional color resistance to high salinity conditions, our RECacril 60” collection is made from the same solution-dyed acrylic fibers as our traditional 47” width and is used extensively for both marine and awning applications.

We’ve added eleven new colors to our collection, including many in-demand hues of rich blues, vibrant greens and ever popular neutrals for the 2022 season.

“I’m proud to offer this expanded line of colors and textures to the US market,” states Recaens USA Sales Manager, Doug Dubay. “Recasens has always been at the forefront of both performance and fashion in the awning and marine fabric industry and I’m pleased to see us continue to lead the pack in this tradition.”

Contact your Recasens sales representative today for your new RECacril 60” Collection sample cards.


RECacril Decorline Now Available in 55” Width

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Beautifully fade-resistant and made from solution-dyed acrylic fiber, RECacril® Decorline is the perfect choice for furnishings and decor both indoor and out. Available in 20 solid colors, Decorline has previously been woven at a European standard of 60” width, but beginning in 2021 will be available in the 55” standard American width. The new width will be available this Spring in the full line of colors. 

Not only will this new width reduce waste and bring down costs, but we are offering all Decorline inventory, both 55”and 60”, at the new, reduced pricing. Contact your Recasens or distributor sales representative for more information or to place your order today.

RecWater, New Colors and New Applications

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Recasens is proud to introduce four new colors to our popular RecWater fabric line: Blue, Burgundy, Forest Green, and Linen. These fashionable new colors are in stock and available for immediate delivery.

Made of solution-dyed acrylic fibers with PVC coating on the underside, RecWater is completely waterproof. The color matched PVC coating is formulated to achieve perfect adhesion with acrylic fabric so that it does not crack or peel and has excellent dimensional stability.

Treated to achieve good water and oil repellency, the coated side is engraved with a design that gives the PVC a fabric-like appearance. Being a heavier and waterproof fabric makes RecWater suitable for boats in more extreme weather conditions, but also makes it an excellent choice for awnings and canopies designed t in rainy climates. 

Contact Doug Dubay for more information on how to get your new RecWater sample card or to place your RecWater order today. 


5 Tips to Help You Sell More By Using Photography

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Nothing helps sell your next project like showcasing your amazing finished projects on your website or social media channel. Unfortunately, sometimes the photo quality doesn’t do justice to your work and can lead to more questions from your customer rather than excitement about what you can produce for them. Luckily, creating an outstanding project portfolio isn’t as difficult as one might think. Here are a few simple steps to consider the next time you’re out shooting one of your finished projects. Be sure to follow them, send us your pictures and story, and maybe your project could become one of our next customer stories featured on our site.

Use the Right Equipment. We strongly recommend using a good DSLR camera and tripod if at all possible to take your photos. The camera quality will be directly reflected in the picture quality, especially in the ability to correctly represent color. The tripod will help to minimize camera shake, which will provide a more clear and sharp image. While it may be tempting to take pictures with your phone, a good camera will give you more flexibility to capture a cleaner, crisper image and a tripod will ensure a stable shot. If you must use a phone, make sure you’re using only the most recent phones with the best cameras, and invest in a tripod to stabilize the phone.

Resolution. Always take your photos in the highest resolution possible. While this will equate to a larger file size and mean you’ll need more storage, it will also ensure that your picture quality will be top notch no matter the size or if you’re using your photo in a print ad or on the web. Today’s website visitor and online shopper want to see big, bold, beautiful images. Give them what they’re looking for with a high resolution image.

Lighting Is Everything. Chances are you’ll be shooting your project outside, so definitely consider the time of day for your shoot. High noon might have the most light, but that light can be very sharp and unflattering at some angles. Late afternoon and early evening are always great times for good lighting, but if your project has particular features such as dramatic night lighting or beautiful sun filtering, you may want to consider shooting at different times to make the most of those features.

Work the Angles. Just like you have a best side, so does your project. In fact, it probably has several, so be sure to capture as many angles and perspectives as you can. It’s always better to have too many shots than to wish you had taken more. Don’t be afraid to experiment with creative points of view to showcase different features, as this can be a great way to showcase hardware, designs and other unique features that you may not see otherwise. If you have a ladder on site, try setting it up to capture the project from a bird’s eye view.

Don’t Shoot Until the Set Is Ready. One of the most common problems with project photography in our industry is “tunnel vision” that focuses on the project item only, rather than the whole environment surrounding the project. That lack of full perspective means that your project item might look great, but the overall photo looks unprofessional, unattractive and unappealing to your prospective customer who views the whole area, not just your work. Remember that your project is part of the overall presentation of the building, boat or structure, and take the photo with that in mind. For example, if you’re installing an awning, step back and look at the placement of the awning on the full building. Make sure that the ladders, work vehicles and waste bins are removed from the shot. Look at the building as an approaching customer would, and make sure that the business looks appealing, including your work on the awning.

We hope you try some of these tips and send us your photos of RECacril® and RECwater® projects, we’d love to see the results!

ShadeTree Modular Design Shade Systems Rely on the Quality of RECacril

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For over 20 years, ShadeTree Canopies has been delivering creative, custom-designed shade solutions to its commercial and residential clients. Known for its hands-on, consultative approach, ShadeTree’s unwavering commitment to quality demands the use of high-quality products such as RECacril® in the fabrication of its shade solutions.

Watch our latest webinar to see how ShadeTree uses RECacril to its best advantage in one of its most innovative solutions yet – the modular design shade system.

New RECacril Floor Display Now Available

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Now you can give your customers a new way of experiencing the RECacril® difference first hand with our new RECacril Floor Display. This freestanding, fabric display has a space-saving design that allows you to showcase the entire RECacril collection of solid and stripe fabrics with swatches large enough to show the repeat.

Note how the larger samples on this display will allow your customers to get a real feel for the density and quality of the fabric which will surely translate to more sales.The new Floor Display is available for immediate shipping and can be seen at our booth at IFAI October 1-4.  Contact Doug Dubay for more information or to place your order today.