Sundown Acrylics

The Sundown awning fabric collection provides incomparable natural protection from the heat and the sun.

This collection is vibrant, intense and filled with coolness and luminosity. Sundown fabric protects the whole family, providing genuine protection from glare and heat, while adding color and style wherever you choose to use it.

Covin Sales and Converting is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Sundown-100% solution dyed acrylics. Our Sundown fabric is manufactured in Spain by Sauleda. Sundown is mainly used for awnings, boat covers, patio umbrellas, and other outdoor applications where you need a product that will withstand the sun’s rays for a long period of time.

There are many other similar acrylics out on the market, so why use Sundown?

  • Over 69 solid colors in both 47″ and 60″ widths (unique colors found only in this line)
  • Also offering a new width of 78″ in select colors
  • Over 100 different stripe patterns, some of the colors and patterns are found only in this line
  • Many colors match up to the acrylic colors you may already be using
  • The Sundown fabric has the tightest weave of any acrylic on the market
  • Weight – 9.25 oz. per square yard
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
  • It has a “beefier” hand which makes it easier to sew because it doesn’t pucker when you’re sewing it
  • A proven product that has been manufactured for the last 45 years
  • If that doesn’t convince you wait till you hear how much you’ll save











VIP-FR Vinyls

The VIP-FR is the latest fabric innovation manufactured by Sauleda to meet the high demands of awnings and tension structures.

It is available in a variety of designer colors, is easy to clean, and meets the most stringent standards for fire retardancy and UV protection, as well as being waterproof and mildew resistant. The extra flat finish eliminates the formation of pockets and creases. This is a premium grade vinyl product.

  • Premium 17.4 oz awning and tent grade vinyl
  • Very high tear and tensile strength, ideal for tension structures
  • Lacquer coating on both sides and gloss finish on the face
  • Printable and accepts graphics well
  • Fire retardant vinyl that passes NFPA701 and CA State Fire Marshall Title 19 codes
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
  • 98″ wide fabric

Clear Vinyls

  • 16 gauge 61″ FR double polish clear vinyl for tent windows & other applications (no interleafing)
  • 20 gauge 54″ and 61″ FR double polish clear vinyl for tent windows & other applications (no interleafing)
  • 100 lb rolls

Coated Vinyls

Truck tarps, Inflatables, & Industrial covers

  • 61″ 18oz, 22oz in a variety of colors
  • Also available in FR if needed
  • 50 yard rolls
Outdoor Mesh

Phifertex Standard Mesh

  • High UV resistance for outdoor applications
  • 100% woven vinyl coated polyester
  • 11 oz. per square yard
  • About 15-20% openness factor
  • 54″ width

Phifertex Plus

  • High UV resistance for outdoor applications
  • 100% woven vinyl coated polyester
  • 16 oz. per square yard
  • About 7.5% openness factor
  • 54″ width

Tufmesh Plus

60″ Fire Retardant Vinyl Coated Mesh

shade structures, drop shades, and bimini tops

  • 14 oz / sq yd weight
  • 17 x 11, 1000 Denier

Grab Tensile………………..390 x 290 lbs.
ASTM D-751

Strip Tensile………………….290 x 210 lbs. / in.
ASTM D-751, Procedure B

Tongue Tear………………..40 x 45 lbs.
ASTM D-751, 8×10 Specimen @ 12 in. / min.

Low Temperature………..-40 F
ASTM D-2136

UV Resistance………………1200 hours

65% openess factor

Flame Resistance………… Passes NFPA701 & CA Fire Marshall Title 19

Available in black, white, yellow, red, and royal blue


1″ Z brackets

Made of galvanized steel

13/16″ Awning braid

Made of 100% solution dyed acrylic fibers

HeliosP PTFE Thread

Coats Helios P is a high performance sewing thread, made from 100% polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), offering excellent chemical, heat and UV-resistance. Coats Helios P is suitable for use in the production of outdoor goods like awnings, boat covers, etc. which are exposed to the harsh environment (ultraviolet rays, rain, salt water etc.). Coats Helios P unique properties also make it an excellent solution for demanding filtration applications.

Coats Helios P has been designed with strength in mind. It is the strongest PTFE sewing thread made to date meaning that finer ticket sizes can be used to reduce overall cost.

Main Uses

  • Boat tops
  • Awnings
  • Sails
  • Sunshades and canopies
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor goods
  • Demanding filtration products

Features & Benefits
Coats Helios P is guaranteed to totally inert against chemical attack
It is guaranteed to totally be resistant to degradation by UV.
Coats Helios P has high tenacity and has excellent sewing performance
Thread fibers make this product last longer that any other thread out there.

  • Available in 3 weights: 150 denier, 200 denier, & 250 denier
  • Available in black, white and clear
  • Ready made prewound bobbins are also available
  • Lifetime warranty