|TOP NOTCH® fabric outperforms every other solution dyed fabric on the market by a great margin. The material is 840 denier solution dyed woven polyester that is extremely strong, durable, tear resistant, abrasion resistant and dimensionally stable and weathers exceptionally better. Take a look at the charts below to see how TOP NOTCH® compares in Tongue Tear, Tensile Tear, 3 Drop Hydrostatic Rating and Taber Abrasion vs. five of the most popular solution dyed fabrics on the market. At the bottom of the page is a chart with even more data. Find out why TOP NOTCH® is the fastest growing solution dyed fabric on the market.|
TOP NOTCH® weathered is stronger than new acrylics!
TOP NOTCH® maintains its water resistance with weathering!
TOP NOTCH® has superior abrasion resistance to everyone!
TOP NOTCH® Tongue Tear's start and stay stronger!
|TOP NOTCH®||Sunbrella™||WeatherMax 80™||Coast Guard™||Outdura™||Recacril™|
|Material||Solution Dyed Polyester||Solution Dyed Acrylic||Solution Dyed Polyester||Solution Dyed Acrylic||Solution Dyed Acrylic||Solution Dyed Acrylic|
|Weight||11.5 oz||9 oz||8oz||9 oz||9.25 oz||9.25oz|
|Initial Tear Strength||46 x 45||11 x 7||20 x 18||12 x 8||16.1 x 15.6||11.5 x 7.7|
|Weathered Tear Strength||16.6 x 10.5||5.6 x 2.2||5.1 x 2.2||45 x 3.5||7.1 x 2.6||4.9 x 2.0|
|Initial Tensile Strength||500 x 357||285 x 185||490 x 390||285 x 170||300 x170||287 x 149|
|Weathered Tensile Strength||275 x 93||135 x 80||105 x 97||165 x 90||151 x 70||133 x 60|
|Initial 3 Drop Rating||14||14||16||14||12||13|
|Weathered 3 Drop Rating||12||5||5||7||5||7|
|Dimensional Stability (stretch/sag)||0.3 x 0||2.0 x .6||0.6 x 0||2.5 x 0.9||0.6 x 0||0.15 x 0|
|Taber Abrasion (cyc till b/t)||600||90||99||196||102||143|
All weathered data is after 500 hours in a Carbon Arc (no filters) Sunshine Weatherometer (wet/dry cycles) and approximates 42 months of southern Florida exposure.