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Performance Fabrics

Teflon® Extreme by Parà

Branded Parà Tempotest® fabrics benefit from a finishing process developed in partnership with Teflon®. Teflon® Extreme By Parà is a nanometric particle surface treatment that forms a molecular barrier around each fiber, providing double-action protection and a self-cleaning system that repels water and oil-based stains.

During the production process, the fabric is introduced into the Teflon® Extreme finishing bath creating a strong bond with the fiber and forming an invisible barrier. The highly-repellent component contained in the barrier helps water and rain to wash away dirt, eliminating marks and preserving the fabric’s beauty and performance over time.

Hi-Clean

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

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.

Awning Fabric

Maintenance

Tempotest Marine® and Awning Fabric

Air pollution, smog and other kinds of particles can easily be removed from Tempotest fabrics by brushing the fabric surface with a soft brush using a solution of water and soap (two ounces of mild soap in a gallon of water no hotter than 100°F). Avoid the use of detergents; use only mild soap like Woolite or Ivory soap. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap. Allow the fabric to dry completely in the open air. Avoid wrinkling or folding the fabric.

If substances like tree resin or similar organic dirt that can support mold growth are deposited on the fabric, it is advisable to treat the fabric by gently rubbing the affected area with a solution of bleach diluted in water. Avoid sewing threads and trims that may not be bleach resistant.

Do not iron Tempotest fabrics with steam, and do not dry by using electrical devices.

Store fabric in a dry and ventilated environment during the winter season.

Over time, a fabric’s water repellency will naturally diminish. To compensate for this, we advise periodically using 303 protectant or similar post-cure spray, available at most marine, awning shops, and casual furniture retailers.

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home Fabric

Tempotest Home®

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.

  • If hand washing, use 1 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water as a pre-wash before proceeding with normal washing with a gentle soap (Woolite or Ivory soap). Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove the soap completely. Allow the fabric to dry in the shade.
  • Ratio of bleach to water should always remain 1 cup of bleach to 1 gallon of water.
  • Do not use any kind of non-chlorine bleach as it can damage the appearance and characteristics of the fabric.
  • Water temperature should not exceed 85°F.
  • Avoid sewing threads and trims, unless you have confirmed they are bleach resistant.
  • Avoid using detergents as they can, over time, strip away the water- and stain-resistant finish.
  • If you notice a decrease in water repellency over time, the fabric can be sprayed with a 303 protectant or similar post-cure spray, which can be found at most marine stores, awning shops, and casual furniture retailers.

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warranty

Warranty

Tempotest® solution-dyed acrylic awning and marine fabrics come with a 10-year warranty. Tempotest Home® solution-dyed acrylic indoor and outdoor fabrics have a 6-year warranty. The TempotestStar®, TempotestStar FR® and TempotestStar Home® warranties are each valid for 5 years.

Tempotest Marine® and Awning Warranty

  • The Tempotest Marine® and Awning Warranty is valid for 10 years from the purchase date. Warranties are valid only with the Tempotest Warranty Certificate.
  • The warranty exclusively covers abnormal and excessive color degradation and loss of sun screening capability due to normal sun, salt, and weather exposure.
  • The warranty exclusively covers the Tempotest solution-dyed acrylic fabric. Any additional manufacturing and installation costs requested by the installer or retailer are not covered by this warranty.
  • The warranty does not cover damage due to circumstances beyond one's control (e.g., fire, flood, bird excrements, or air pollution). Also, the warranty excludes damage caused by mechanical actions or fraudulent actions. In particular, the formation of micro holes in the cover, due to any mechanical action, are excluded from the warranty.
  • Differences in appearance of color saturation may occur over time, resulting from atmospheric agents and pollution. This does not compromise the chemical, physical, and technical features of Tempotest fabric.
  • Tempotest is a component of a finished product. The warranty must be claimed against the retailer or installer where the finished product was purchased.
  • The warranty is not valid in the case of improper use or improper installation.
  • The warranty does not cover the construction costs of the finished product.
  • Parà’s responsibility is expressly limited to this warranty. Parà reserves the right to inspect the fabric that is the object of the claim and ask for proof of purchase.
  • In case of a proven defect in the fabric within the warranty period, Parà will supply a fabric equivalent to 100 percent of the value of the defective one, up to the 8th year from the purchase date. For the 9th year from purchase, Parà will supply this fabric with a 30 percent discount. For 10th year, Parà will supply this fabric with a 15 percent discount.
  • Parà will not be responsible for any replacement cost of the fabric. The retailer or the installer will reserve the right to decide the compensation amount to the consumer for service and replacement of the fabric.

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Tempotest Home® Warranty

  • The Tempotest Home® Warranty is valid for 6 years and starts from the purchase date. The warranty is valid only with the Tempotest Warranty Certificate.
  • The warranty exclusively covers abnormal and excessive color degradation and loss of sun screening capability due to normal sun, salt, and weather exposure.
  • The warranty exclusively covers the Tempotest Home® solution-dyed acrylic fabric. Any additional manufacturing and installation costs requested by the installer or retailer are not covered by this warranty.
  • The warranty does not cover damage due to circumstances beyond one's control (e.g., fire, flood, bird excrements, or air pollution). Also, the warranty excludes damage caused by mechanical actions or fraudulent actions. In particular, the formation of micro holes in the cover due to any mechanical action are excluded from the warranty.
  • Differences in appearance of color saturation may occur over time, resulting from atmospheric agents and pollution. This does not compromise the chemical, physical, and technical features of Tempotest Home® fabric.
  • Tempotest Home® is a component of a finished product. The warranty must be claimed against the retailer or installer where the finished product was purchased.
  • The warranty is not valid in the case of improper use or improper installation.
  • The warranty does not cover the construction costs of the finished product.
  • The responsibility of Parà is expressly limited to this warranty. Parà reserves the right to inspect the fabric that is the object of the claim and ask for proof of purchase.
  • In case of an acknowledged defect in the Tempotest Home® fabric, Parà will supply fabric equivalent to 100 percent of the value of the defective fabric.
  • In the case of acknowledged defective fabric, Parà will be responsible for fabric replacement only. The retailer or the installer will reserve the right to request compensation from the final consumer for the service of replacing the fabric.

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TempotestStar®, TempotestStar FR® and TempotestStar Home® Warranty

  • The TempotestStar®, TempotestStar FR® and TempotestStar Home® warranties are each valid for 5 years and start from the purchase date.
  • The warranty exclusively covers abnormal and excessive color degradation and loss of sun screening capability due to normal sun, salt, and weather exposure.
  • The warranty exclusively covers the TempotestStar®, TempotestStar FR®, and TempotestStar Home® solution-dyed PET fabrics. Any additional manufacturing and installation costs, which could be requested by the installer or by the retailer, are not covered by this warranty.
  • The warranty does not cover damage due to circumstances beyond our control (e.g., fire, flood, bird excrements, or air pollution). Also, the warranty excludes damage caused by mechanical actions or fraudulent actions. In particular, the formation of micro holes in the cover due to mechanical actions are excluded from the warranty.
  • Differences in appearance of color saturation may occur over time, resulting from weather and pollution. This does not compromise the chemical, physical, or technical features of TempotestStar®, TempotestStar FR® and TempotestStar Home® fabrics.
  • TempotestStar®, TempotestStar FR® and TempotestStar Home® are a component of a finished product. The warranty must be claimed against the retailer or installer from whom the finished product was purchased.
  • The warranty is not valid in the case of improper use or improper installation.
  • The warranty does not cover the construction costs of the finished product.
  • The responsibility of Tempotest USA is expressly limited to this warranty. Tempotest USA reserves the right to inspect the fabric that is the object of the claim and ask for proof of purchase.
  • In the case of acknowledged defective fabric within the warranty period, the prorated warranty will be subject to the following terms:
    • From the date of purchase until the last day of the 36th month (3 years) Tempotest USA will honor 100 percent of the replacement value.
    • From the first day of the 37th month to the last day of the 48th month Tempotest USA will honor 50 percent of the replacement value.
    • From the first day of the 49th month to the last day of the 60th month Tempotest USA will honor 30 percent of the replacement value.

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