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Recacril® Marine

By 16 January, 2017

Recacril® Marine

Fabrics with exceptional resistance to salt water environments, made from solution-dyed acrylic fibers, designed for use on boats.

Product Features
Recacril® Marine

sun-iconSun Protection
Fade Resistant

sun-iconDecay Proof
Mold & Mildew Resistant

Wide variety of colors

Recacril® Marine fabrics are designed for use in boats (hoods, Biminis, flybridges,etc).

Like Recacril® fabrics, Recacril® Marine fabrics are made from solution-dyed acrylic fibers, which gives them an exceptional color resistance to high salinity conditions such as the marine environment.

Infinity Finishing Process

Recacril® Marine fabrics go through the enhanced Infinity Process for improved waterproofing.

The enhanced Infinity Process provides Recacril® Marine fabrics with a softer and more ductile touch than standard fabrics, making them better adapted to the complex shapes of nautical structures.



Recacril® Marine Warranty

For 10 years after installation, RECASENS warranty covers their fabrics against decomposition and fading only, for regularly maintained fabrics under normal use and environmental conditions.

RECASENS will either, at its discretion, replace free of charge or reimburse the invoice value of the section of fabric recognized as faulty, excluding any costs or any other compensation for any reason whatsoever.

The warranty does not protect against any damage due to abuse, neglect, vandalism, burns of any kind, fires and natural disasters.

Consequently, the warranty excludes the following damages:

  • Faulty maintenance or the use of unsuitable products or instruments: no detergent, chemical product or solvent can be used, NOR any scraper or other instrument that may damage the surface of the fibers.
  • Defects due to the aging and normal wear of the fabric.
  • Atmospheric or phytosanitary pollution.
  • Soiling caused by animals.
  • The repair of damage or defects in the fabric resulting from accidents or acts of nature.
  • Faulty assembly or handling by the user, the projection of various products, hanging objects on the fabric, falling objects, bumps, road accidents, vandalism, burns from cigarettes or other sources, and fire.
  • Lightning or unusual climatic or environmental conditions.

The warranty excludes the cost of any mechanical device (hardware, mechanisms, structures, etc.) as well as any cost of manufacturing, assembly and installation.

The warranty takes effect from the date of installation of marine covers, Biminis, or any other product made with RECASENS canvases.

The RECASENS canvases are a component of the final product. If you detect any defective fabric, please contact the installer or distributor from whom you purchased the product.

Maintenance for Recacril® Marine Canvases

The high-tech Infinity Process finishing technique provides RECASENS canvases with long lasting protection against mold, as well as excellent water and oil repellency, making marine tops and covers that will protect you from both sun and water for many years.

However, the accumulation of dust, air pollution particles, foreign organic materials and general dirt can damage this protection, shortening the life of the canvas, so the fabric must be properly cleaned and maintained.

The most effective method for maintaining your canvas is to clean it once a month using a low pressure hose to prevent dirt accumulation. IMPORTANT: The fabric must be completely dry before closing or storing it.

The fabric may be left open in the rain, as rain will also help prevent the accumulation of dirt. If for any reason you have to store the canvas while it is still wet, open it as soon as possible to let it dry.

In addition to monthly rinsing, in most environments, the canvas will require a more thorough cleaning every 2-3 years. To clean your canvas:

  1. Brush off excess dust and dirt with a soft brush. NEVER brush with stiff brushes as that will damage the surface finish on the fibers.
  2. Spray the fabric with clean water. Do not use a high pressure hose. Use only low pressure hoses to clean the fabric.
  3. Prepare a solution of solvent-free soap in warm water (no more than 40ºC), and apply it to dissolve any dirt or debris accumulated on the surface of the fibers.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all traces of soap.
  5. Let the canvas air dry fully tensioned, protected from the wind, until completely dry.

Recacril® Marine tarps are protected against the growth of fungi, however, fungi can grow on embedded dirt. A more intensive cleaning will remove these types of stains:

  1. Brush off excess dust and dirt with a soft brush. NEVER brush with stiff brushes as that will damage the surface of the fabric fibers.
  2. Prepare a solution of 10% household bleach, 20% of solvent-free neutral detergent and 70% water.
  3. Apply the solution to the fabric, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes maximum.
  4. Rinse with clean water several times, as residual bleach could damage the fabric.
  5. Let the canvas air dry fully tensioned, protected from the wind, until completely dry.
  6. Repeat the process if necessary.

Properly dispose of chemicals and dirty water to protect the environment. Bleach and other chemicals can damage or destroy surrounding plants, animals and other living matter.

Consumer information

RECASENS fabrics, Technical Textiles, are fabrics easy to maintain. The fabric surface is non-porous plastic, making it difficult for dirt to adhere but easy to remove.

Dirt accumulation can end up damaging the PVC canvas finish, causing accelerated deterioration. It is recommended to periodically clean the canvas to prevent rot and mold growth.

For effective cleaning, sponge out using soapy water and then rinse with clean water. Let dry the fabric positioned in a perfect tension.

We recommend using neutral (non-ionic) and a low percentage of alcohol detergents. Avoid using highly acidic or highly alkaline detergents and do not use solvents or bleaching agents such as bleach or hydrogen peroxide.

To avoid damaging the canvas finish, do not use chemicals or abrasive brushes or cleaning systems using water jets at high pressure.

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