Herculite Natura® Awning and Shade Fabric

Natura high performance awning fabric is engineered for outdoor commercial awnings and canopies. It is suitable for sewing, welding, digital printing and fabrication by various means common in the awning fabrication industry. Natura is a unique technical textile featuring the look, feel and aesthetic features of a natural, woven cloth on both the face and reverse sides of the fabric with the performance attributes and benefits of an engineered thermoplastic.


natura2017Traditional Style, Futuristic Performance

An advancement in technical textiles, Natura's technology makes it possible for the architect/specifier to select a high performance fabric that compliments the building and its features. When your client’s restaurant or café needs outdoor seating, commercial awning fabric, Herculite Natura®, is the stylish choice. With a range of styles and colors to choose from, you’re sure to find one that fits with your customers’ existing look or helps them create a new one.

Construction High Performance PVC Composite core stabilized with high tenacity yarn
Width 60 inches/1.52 meters
Roll Size 50 yds
Weight 18 oz./yd² +/- 10%
Finish Textured on face and reverse sides.
Graphics Digitally printable; vinyl-based ink receptive.
Welding Heat sealable & sewable
Warranty 8 Years
Flame Retardent CSFM Title 19, NFPA 701, ASTM E84 Class A, M2

Double-Sided Style

Herculite Natura is unique technical textile featuring the look and feel of a natural, woven cloth on both the face and reverse sides of the fabric.



Waterproof and SPF 50+, Natura Awning and Shade Fabric provides excellent protection from the elements, ensuring that it looks good and performs even better.


Age, Fade, Dirt and Mildew Resistant

Natura fabrics are top coated with Rain Kleen®, a proprietary top coating system that helps prolong fabric life and preserve its color intensity.


Made in America

Herculite awning fabrics are made in our facility in York, Pennsylvania for the finest in quality control. All our textiles are packaged to high standards to ensure easy use.

Where to buy Herculite Natura Awning and Shade fabrics?

All Herculite awning and shade fabrics are distributed exclusively through Trivantage. Use our locater or visit Trivantage's website to purchase.

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How do you weld Herculite Natura?

Some of the most common methods used for seaming Herculite Natura Awning Fabric:

Hot Air Welding

This process of vinyl welding involves the use of hot air—varying from 200 to 600 degrees C or more—to weld two layers of fabric. A nozzle is inserted into the space between the two layers and the hot air is blown inside. Once the surfaces are hot enough, the layers are pressed together using pinch rollers. The weld is created once the rollers are finished pinching the fabrics together.

Radio Frequency Welding

Also known as high frequency or dielectric welding; uses radio waves to create heat.

Solvent Welding

In this process, chemical solvents are used to create a seam. The solvent is placed along the surface of the fabrics and allowed to rest for a short period of time. The solvent’s chemicals break down or soften the fabrics. Once the fabrics are soft enough, pressure is applied to create the seam.

Wedge Welding

Two pieces of fabric are passed through a wedge. The wedge is heated and as the fabrics move along, a roller is used to press them together; a seam is created.

Sewing Using Polyester or Teflon Thread

The seam is created using a sewing machine. Proper thread selection is critical especially when outdoor applications are subject to harsh weather elements. Polyester and Teflon threads offer strength and durability.

Full welding guide available here.

What is the warranty?

Natura carries an eight-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. Complete warranty terms and conditions are available from Herculite Products Inc.

Natura Warranty information available here.

How do I maintain my Natura awning?

Herculite Natura Awning Fabric is a polyester reinforced PVC fabric that will provide many years of satisfactory service. It is waterproof, flame, mildew, stain and dirt resistant. The Rain Kleen® surface treatments further enhance longevity and ease of maintenance. Properly fastened to the frame, it will retain its trim fit as well as its protective function and aesthetic value. Since no industrial textile is impervious to all hazards, periodic and proper maintenance is important if maximum life of the product is to be realized.

Detailed care and cleaning instructions can be obtained from the manufacturer or distributor of Coastline Plus Awning Fabric.

Natura Care and Cleaning information available here.

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