Tempotest Home® fabrics can be machine washed (up to 85°F) without losing their water- and stain-resistant properties, thanks to the use of Teflon® Extreme fabric protector. Wash using a mild laundry soap like Woolite, Ivory soap, or similar non-detergent based product. Thanks to its extraordinary resistance to fading, the Tempotest Home® product line can also be washed with sodium hypochlorite (household chlorine bleach with a content of less than 5 percent sodium hypochlorite). This treatment is effective for removing stains such as coffee, wine, beer, juice, etc. It will not affect the fabric’s color fastness or stain and water resistance, if carried out according to the methods described below.
Teflon® Extreme by Parà Tempotest® fabrics benefit from a finishing process developed in partnership with Teflon™. Teflon™ Extreme by Parà is a surface treatment that forms a molecular barrier around each fiber, providing protection that repels water and oil-based stains. During the production process, the fabric is submerged into the Teflon™ Extreme finishing bath creating a superior bond with the fiber and forming an invisible protective barrier. The highly repellent components contained in this barrier allow water and rain to wash away dirt, eliminating marks and preserving the fabric’s beauty and performance over time. All Tempotest Home outdoor products (woven, printed and Tailor-Made) contain PFAs. In accordance with the Reach regulation all the PFAs used by Parà do not contain PFOA or PFOS. The use of these products is permitted by international regulations (C6 Products). Finishes containing fluorine offer far superior oil repellency when compared to fluorine-free products for use on outdoor fabrics. Parà is continuously testing the performance of PFA-free products and will be ready to meet all industry requirements once a new international regulation is issued.
Hi-Clean Finishing All Tempotest® fabrics are treated with a special type of finishing, called Hi-Clean, that creates an impenetrable barrier without compromising the fabric's breathability. The Hi-Clean finishing makes Tempotest fabrics repellent to water, grease, and oil as well as protects against rotting and the formation of mold and fungus. Hi-Clean makes the fabric self-cleaning, allowing dirt as well as fine dust and pollution to wash away with water or rain.
Confidence in Textiles This has been the motto of the independent test institutes of the International Oeko-Tex Association since 1992. Products of all types that are tested for harmful substances and found to pose no risk whatsoever to health are given the Oeko-TexStandard 100 certificate of approval. Tempotest fabrics continually receive this designation.
Solar Heat Protection Indicates the % of solar heat & infrared rays that a fabric will reflect and absorb. All the fabrics in the Tempotest Collection offer at least 74% solar heat protection. Darker patterns typically offer better heat protection. If maximizing the decrease in temperature under the awning is a priority, pick relatively dark tones. Dark colored fabrics absorb more heat than light colored fabrics, so if the specific application does not allow for proper headroom, than a lighter fabric will actually 'feel' cooler as you get closer to the fabric.
Solar Light Protection Indicates the % of solar light a fabric will reflect and absorb. Darker patterns typically minimize sun glare the most while lighter fabrics will keep the area under the awning brighter.
Protection from U.V. Rays Indicates the UV Protection Factor (UPF) which measures how much UV rays pass through the fabric.
Incident Energy Ratio between the total solar energy transmitted into a room through a solar protection device/window system and the incident solar energy. A measurement of energy, usually heat, striking a surface. If you were sitting near a campfire, the warmth you would feel would come from the radiant heat of the fire, and it could be measured in terms of incident energy.
|Durability||20,000 Double Rubs|
|Type of Fabric||Woven|
|Fiber Content||100% Solution Dyed Acrylic|