Sunbrella Marine Grade:
The popularity of Sunbrella acrylic (by Glen Raven) stems from bright colors, water resistance, high UV resistance, breathe ability, and longevity. Fabric has minimal shrink or stretch and features a relatively soft hand. Colors are extremely consistent and can be mixed and matched between Sunbrella Marine Grade, Plus, Supreme or even SeaMark. Use for dodgers, biminis, full canvas enclosures, boat covers, mainsail covers, foredeck bags, awnings, tote bags, sun bands on sails, cushions, window coverings, equipment covers, and bags. 9.25 ounces per square yard. *10 year warranty.
Breathe Ability (4): Sunbrella synthetic outdoor fabrics are popular in part by how well the fabric breathes. Great for mainsail covers, foredeck bags, and full canvas enclosures and covers.
Waterproof (3): Highly water resistant! Breathe ability is not a characteristic of waterproof fabric, but the tight weave and fluorocarbon treatment process allow for water resistance. Over time, the water resistance will decrease but can easily be revitalized with a new application of fluorocarbon (303 Fabric Guard #481).
Abrasion Resistance(2): Although given a rating of 2, Sunbrella Marine Grade fabric is still the most popular and widely used outdoor canvas in the United States. Abrasion resistance can be built into a cover made with Sunbrella by adding extra layers or reinforcement patches in areas prone to abrasion.
UV Resistance (5): There is no better material for outdoor use than Sunbrella! Excellent longevity and colorfastness even when exposed to harsh sunlight. The only way to get more life from a fabric is to make it heavier or to ply on a protective coating (SeaMark or Sunbrella Supreme).
Colorfastness (5): Solution dyed means that the yarn color runs throughout the cross-section of the fiber and equates to excellent colorfastness.
Clean Ability (5): Easy to clean, and although a soft tight weave, dirt easily washes free from the crevasses of the yarn.
*For more information on Glen Raven's Sunbrella fabric warranty, see Sunbrella Fabric Warranty.