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Sunbrella fabric

Sunbrella – the most eminent maritime fabric

Sunbrella, the reference fabric in the maritime world

Sunbrella® is registered trademark of Dickson Textiles, the pathfinder and innovation company, which is far-famed troughout the world
as the maritime reference when it comes to outdoor fabrics and intelligent textiles. The Sunbrella and Dickson fabrics
are famous because of their water-resistant and rot-proof properties when exposed to seawater. That is why Sunbrella
is the number one marine fabric brand, worldwide.

By the way: the Sunbrella and Dickson fabrics carry the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation, giving
your family and friends the extra assurance they need.


These distinguishing characteristics make Sunbrella Plus the high-performance fabric for your flybridge, spray hood, boat cover and more:  

Composition 100% Sunbrella® acrylic fabric. Canvas weave ISO 7211-1
Colour  See down-stated overview
Finish Resin based anti-fungi coating, extremely water- and u.v. resistant.
Oil-repellent properties  5/8. ISO 14419
Tensile strength Warp 140 daN - Weft 130 daN. ISO 13934-1
Elongation at break Warp 30% - Weft 15%. ISO 13934-1
Tear strength Warp 3,3 daN - Weft 2,5 daN.  ISO 13937-1
Schmerber  1200mm. ISO 811
Spray test  4-5/5.  ISO 4920
Air permeability 2,3 l/m²/s.  ISO 9237
Weight  320 gram/m² – ISO 2286-1
Width 152 cm – EN 1773
Length of role  50 meter - in case of delivery on the roll 
Weather resistance 4-5. Class /5 ISO 105 B04
Colour fastness 7-8. Class/8 ISO 105 B02.
Dry fiction: 5. Class/5  ISO 105X12
Wet friction: 5. Class/5  ISO 105X12
Guarantee 5 years. See warranty conditions on www.sunbrella.com
Recommended use Boats: cockpit cover, spray hood, biminitop, flybridge, winter cover, sun awning
Cars: cabrio cars
Boats & at home: winter cover 


You can buy Sunbrella Plus at € 11,18 per m2 and order from 1 meter and thereafter
per 10 cm.
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Sunbrella Plus: 3x more water resistant thanks to acrylic coating 

Made from the high quality traditional standard Sunbrella fabric, Sunbrella Plus offers superior water resistance thanks to its durable acrylic undercoating:
3 times more water resistant than conventional(standard) fabric. In the same it keeps a good breathability to avoid the condensation and moisture.
Maximum resistance to mildew: the acrylic coating of Sunbrella Plus contains a special seawater anti-fungal treatment.  


Even more information about Sunbrella Plus fabric

Sunbrella Plus sports the same base fabric as Sunbrella Marine and Awning but has a urethane coating for even greater water and abrasion resistance. Use coated side down, away from the elements, and use caution when patterning as there is an inside and outside of the fabric. Works great for tops where extra water resistance is ideal. Colors are extremely consistent and can be mixed and matched between Sunbrella Marine Grade, Plus, Supreme or even SeaMark. Use for dodgers, biminis, tops, full canvas enclosures, boat covers, awnings, equipment covers, and bags. 10 oz. per square yard. 5 year warranty.

  • Breathe Ability: The urethane coating decreases breathe ability; however, the end result is a well balanced fabric. Fabric breathes enough yet is water tight for full enclosure applications.
  • Waterproof: Sunbrella Plus is perhaps the best choice when looking for a material that is highly water resistant yet breathes. The urethane coating adds an additional barrier to leakage and lasts longer than aftermarket waterproofing sprays.
  • Abrasion Resistance: The urethane coating at the down-side of the fabric also helps increase resistance to abrasion (to coated side only). Fortunately the coated side is usually the side that rubs against the boat’s frame, track, rails, etc.
  • UV Resistance: 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 another layer of fabric (SeaMark or Sunbrella Supreme).
  • Colour fastness: Solution dyed means that the yarn color runs throughout the cross-section of the fiber and equates to excellent colorfastness.
  • Clean Ability: Easy to clean, and although a soft tight weave, dirt easily washes free from the crevasses of the yarn. The urethane coating on one side does make dislodging dirt slightly more difficult than cleaning standard Sunbrella Marine Grade.


Available colours Sunbrella Plus fabric and Sunbrella Marine



Sunbrella Marine 5020 natural Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5020 natural
Sunbrella Marine 5030 oyster Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5030 oyster
Sunbrella Marine P017 flax Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P017 flax
Sunbrella Marine 5026 dune Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5026 dune
Sunbrella Marine 5528 toast Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5528 toast
Sunbrella Marine 5572 heather beige Fabric: Sunbrella Plus heather beige
Sunbrella Marine 5548 taupe Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5548 taupe
Sunbrella Marine 5530 cadet grey Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5530 cadet grey
Sunbrella Marine 5035 silver Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5035 silver
Sunbrella Marine P013 prussian blue Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P013 prussian blue
Sunbrella Marine 023 arctic blue Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5031 marine blue
Sunbrella Marine 5031 marine blue Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5057 captain navy
Sunbrella Marine 5057 captain navy Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5058 dark navy
Sunbrella Marine 5058 dark navy Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P016 dark green
Sunbrella Marine P016 dark green Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5034 burgundy
Sunbrella Marine 5034 burgundy Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P015 crimson red
Sunbrella Marine P015 crimson red Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P019 amethyst
Sunbrella Marine P019 amethyst Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5049 charcoal grey
Sunbrella Marine 5049 charcoal grey Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5082 graphite
Sunbrella Marine 5082 graphite Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5032 jet black
Sunbrella Marine 5032 jet black  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5089 beige chine
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5048 hemp beige
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P020 hazel brown  
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P018 apricot
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P024 atlantic blue
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P023 arctic blue
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P022 blue jeans
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P021 midnight blue
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5085 dark smoke 
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5087 flanelle 
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus 5088 charcoal pique
  Fabric: Sunbrella Plus P025 ebony


Sunbrella Marine fabric: Beauty that has sea legs

Even the harshest marine environments are no match for Sunbrella fabric. That's because its rich color is an integral part of the fiber and can't be washed away or bleached out by the sun, rain or chlorine. Rest assured your boat cover will look fabulous nautical mile after mile.

Fabrics that breathe. Because our fabric is woven for breathability, it doesn't trap heat and moisture, eliminating mildew. As a result, Sunbrella stays fresh and beautiful season after season.

Protection from the elements. In addition to longevity and durability, Sunbrella boat canvas also provides protection from the sun so you can enjoy long hours on the water. The Sunbrella fabrics carry the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation, giving your family and friends the extra assurance they need.

The right top on your boat makes all the difference to both utility and enjoyment. And Sunbrella® marine canvas fills the bill, no matter what your needs. Nothing beats Sunbrella fabric for durability, weather-resistance or long-lasting beauty. There's just no better investment you can make, which is why Sunbrella® is the number one marine fabric in the world.
And the right boat top is indeed an excellent investment, enabling you to get far more enjoyment from your boat. By adding a bimini and cockpit enclosure made of Sunbrella fabric, you can start your boating season earlier in the spring and end it later in the fall or early winter. Plus, you always have the crucial sun protection you need. And, of course, a Sunbrella® cover gives your boat unsurpassed protection when you're not on the water.


The Sunbrella® Marine Imagine collection includes 10 lines of products with superior technical performance and has become a global standard in boating fabrics. The Sunbrella® Supreme fabric is now a must-have thanks to its technical expertise and aesthetic appeal.



The inner side of the Sunbrella® Supreme boat canvas features beige flocking with a velvety feel that contrasts with its outer side. The crew can thus enjoy optimal lighting and a cosy ambiance under the boat’s awning. Combined with complete waterproofing, this innovative principle makes Sunbrella® Supreme boat canvas the best solution for covers, bimini tops and flybridges.


Cleaning Sunbrella fabric

One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella® fabrics looking good is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear water. This helps prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric and eliminates the need for more frequent vigorous cleaning. In most environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years.

When it’s time for a thorough cleaning, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned while still on a boat or, size permitting, they can be removed for cleaning dock side.


One of the best ways to keep Sunbrella® fabrics looking good is to hose fabrics off on a monthly basis with clear water. This helps

prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric and eliminates the need for more frequent vigorous cleaning. In most

environments, a thorough cleaning will be needed every two to three years.

When it’s time for a thorough cleaning, Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned

while still on a boat or, size permitting, they can be removed for cleaning

dock side.



To clean Sunbrella boat canvas while still on a boat, follow these simple steps:

• Brush off loose dirt.

• Hose down.

• Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap

such as Woolite or Dawn dishwashing liquid.

• Use a soft bristle brush to clean.

• Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.

• Rinse thoroughly until all soap residue is removed.

• Air dry.

• May not require re-treatment depending on the age of the fabric.

If stubborn stains persist, you can use a diluted bleach/soap mixture

for spot cleaning of mildew. For roof run-off or other similar stains a

strong degreaser made be required (see our Stain Chart for specific





Sunbrella fabrics do not promote mildew growth, however, mildew may

grow on dirt and other foreign substances that are not removed from the

fabric. To clean stubborn stains:

• Prepare a solution of 1 cup bleach and 1/4 cup

of mild soap per gallon of clean water.

• Soak affected area in solution for 15 minutes.

• Blot stain with a sponge or clean towel. (Note: This

step should be avoided when cleaning the coated side

(Back side) of Sunbrella Plus, Supreme, or Clarity.)

• Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue.

• Air dry.

Note: Use caution when cleaning the coated (underside) of Sunbrella

Plus, Supreme, or Clarity with the recommended bleach solution. The

coated side of the fabric should only be sprayed with the recommended

bleach solution and rinsed thoroughly.

Remember to protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric if using a

bleach solution. Carpet or other fabrics that are not Sunbrella may have

an adverse reaction to the bleach.



As part of the finishing process, Sunbrella fabrics are treated with a

fluorocarbon finish, which enhances water repellency. This finish is designed

to last for several years, but must be replenished after a thorough

cleaning. Based on test results, Glen Raven® recommends 303® Fabric

Guard™ as the preferred re-treatment product for Sunbrella fabrics. Fabrics

should be re-treated after thorough cleaning or as needed.

For more information, visit www.303products.com.


303 should be applied to Sunbrella fabrics after each thorough cleaning,

which typically removes the original finish and reduces the fabric’s

water repellency.

• Clean Sunbrella fabric, using one of the cleaning methods.

• Allow Sunbrella to completely air dry.

• Apply 303 Fabric Guard in a well ventilated area

following instructions on the container.

• Apply 303 in a thin, even coat and allow fabric to dry completely.

• Apply a second thin, even coating of 303. (Two light

coatings are more effective in restoring fabric water

resistance than a single heavy coating.)

Note: A 16-ounce bottle provides coverage of up to 75-100 square feet

of fabric depending on material and application method.



You may have access to professional cleaning firms. In evaluating the

services of a professional firm, you should inquire about a firm’s

experience in working with Sunbrella fabrics and knowledge of cleaning

and re-treatment requirements.



Protect the area around the Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution

– bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly

to completely remove bleach.

Please be aware of the environment when cleaning with bleach. Bleach

can have harmful effects on the natural environment around you. We

do not advise using bleach if you are surrounded by a body of water or

other environment that could be affected.

Sunbrella should only be allowed to air dry.

Use of bleach and/or advanced age of the fabric application may impact

the deterioration of the sewing thread and other

non-Sunbrella components.