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Elfresco® performance begins with the utilisation of 100% solution dyed acrylic fibre. The solution dying process starts with the infusion of UV stabilisers and pigment while the fibre is still in liquid form. This process ensures the performance characteristics are locked in and will not diminish over time. The fibre is then spun using the ring spinning method, which is widely recognised as the premier spinning process for delivering a luxurious hand. After weaving, the fabric is then finished using our proprietary water and stain resistant finish. The Elfresco® fabric is thoroughly tested and approved by experienced, highly trained engineers and technicians.
The quality assurance program includes:
• Tensile and Tear and Burst Strength
• Weight Testing
• Abrasion Testing
• Hydrostatic Water Resistance
• Spray Test
• Seam Slippage
• Crocking and Wash Fastness
• UV Light Fastness
An elfresco® fabric for every use
Furniture-weight Elfresco® is ideal for upholstery, cushions and umbrellas that will stand up to nature’s elements, childrens, pets and other rough use. Comfortable, family-friendly Elfresco® is attractive enough for indoor furnishings, yet weather-ready and durable enough for outdoor use.
As tough as it is beautiful, Elfresco® is simply the best product woven from the best fibre in existence for outdoor use. Because it is 100 percent solution dyed acrylic, Elfresco® dries fast, cleans easily and
offers unprecedented protection from the sun.
The fabrics UV Protection Factor (UPF) is 50+, which is as high as the rating goes and more than three times the sun protection recommended by leading cancer researchers. Elfresco® is a joy to use, a breeze to maintain, and available in an abundance of stylish colours, patterns and textures. When you choose Elfresco® for your
furniture, umbrella, canopy, awning or boat, you’ll never need to worry about performance or quality
Beautiful, yet weather-ready Elfresco® furnitureweight fabrics carry a five-year warranty dating from the time of the original purchase.
The Elfresco® warranty covers the fabric becoming unserviceable as a result of loss of colour or strength from normal exposure conditions including sunlight, mildew, rot and atmospheric chemicals, if the fabric has been properly installed, utilised and maintained. The warranty does not cover labour and installation supplied by the dealer. The warranty does not apply against the deterioration of any kind due to abusive use, accidental burns, negligence, vandalism, perforations or acts of God.
Care and cleaning
Normal Stains/Dirt: Remove loose dirt with soft bristle brush or hose down with cold water. Clean with a mixture of water and mild soap.
Rub in mixture with soft brush and allow to thoroughly soak into fabric. Rinse thoroughly with cold water and air dry. Never use water over 50 degrees C. Do not machine-dry. For light cleaning, avoid the use of detergents.
Stubborn Stains/Dirt: Remove as much surface dirt as possible. Soak fabric in mixture of 1 litre cold water, 1/2 cup bleach and 1/4 cup mild soap for 1 hour. Rub in mixture with soft brush and rinse thoroughly with cold water. Air dry. Never use water over 50 degrees C. Do not machine dry.
Detergents can be used on Elfresco® without harm; it may however remove some of the water and stain resistant properties. If this is important to you, a simple spraying on of a post cure fluorocarbon will restore these properties. Please follow the instructions on the package. These sprays can be obtained through dry cleaning stores and stores that sell marine related products.