Fabric Information
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Features & benefits of our Shade Sail Fabric

  • Monofilament and tape lock-stitch construction provides optimum performance
  • High-quality fabric construction will not deteriorate or fray, providing strength and stability for long-lasting performance
  • Strong HDPE fabric avoids rot and moisture absorption for better appearance and longer life
  • Wide range of fashionable colour options
  • Engineered in Australia to meet our harsh climate conditions
  • Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified and 100% lead and phthalate free for improved environmental benefits
  • Extremely high levels of UV protection – up to 98.4% UVR block (50+UPF)
  • Stentered (heat-set) reduces shrinkage, provides ease of fabrication and reduces production costs

This architectural fabric is designed, engineered, manufactured and rigorously tested in a controlled environment by the world leader in knitted shade cloth technologies. It offers absolute freedom in shade sail design. The high-quality construction provides long-lasting performance, superior UV protection and strength.

Please note colours may differ slightly

Yarn  UV stabilised HDPE
Construction  Monofilament & tape
Pattern  Lock-stitch knitted
Temperature range  -30°C to +75°C 

Tensile Strength-Warp  582 N/50mm
Tensile Strength-Weft  1068 N/50mm (AS 2001.2.3.1)
Wing Tear – Warp (mean) 226 N
Wing Tear – Weft (mean) 276 N (AS 2001.2.10)
Bursting Pressure (mean) 2250 kPa (AS 2001.2.4)
Bursting Force (mean) 1213 N (AS 2001.2.19)

Lead & Phthalate Tests
(CPSIA Section 101(a)(2))
Lead not detected    PASS
(CPSIA Section 108)
Phthalate not detected    PASS

Usage Instructions
Do not use against flames. Contact with organic solvents,halogens or highly acidic substances may reduce the service life of the fabric and void the warranty.
Suggested Specification
Shade cloth fabric shall be compliant to Australian standard AS 4174 and shall be Commercial Light 220 knitted HDPE monofilament and tape shade fabric offering a cover factor up to 98.6%.