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.
Traditional 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|
|Flame Retardent||CSFM Title 19, NFPA 701, ASTM E84 Class A, M2|
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.
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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.
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.
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 a five-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.