Our improved Polytex®+ is now ‘Best in Class’ shadecloth offering excellent protection for people from the sun around leisure areas, car washes, outdoor eating areas, swimming pools and many other venues.

Polytex®+ is engineered for small to medium shade sails and shade structures, and is sold all over North and South America.

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Maximum protection in a versatile shadecloth

Shadecloth made from Polytex®+ offer a striking alternative to flat roof timber pergolas and can be designed to accentuate any location, whether it be a home, garden or commercial establishment. It is ideal for small to medium shade structures around swimming pools, beach entertainment, barbecue facilities, outdoor leisure and picnic areas. Other applications include playgrounds, preschools, secondary schools, camping grounds, hotels, motels and holiday resorts providing good protection against the damaging rays of the sun.

Polytex®+ provides maximum people protection against the sun’s heat and strong Ultra Violet (UV) rays.

Polytex®+ is stentered or ‘heat set’ allowing the fabric to ‘lay-flat’ which means less curling on the edges, easier fabrication and greater dimensional stability. The ‘heat setting’ process allows less shrinkage and improved dimensional stability while maintaining high strength and maximum UV protection. Its industry-leading width helps eliminate seams for less labor cost and greater structural integrity .

Polytex®+ is made from virgin resins, the best UV stabilizers which are lead and heavy metal free and is made to Australian Standards: AS 4174-1994.

Polytex®+ meets the following fire standard: NFPA 701-2019.

Available in: 12.5 feet (width) x 33 yards (length) center folded rolls
Average weight: 7 oz. per square yard

Polytex®+ shadesails color range

(Please note that actual onscreen color may not match actual material color exactly)

Polytex®+ is made to comply with and exceed AU standard AS4174.1994.


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Technical Specifications WARPWEFT
Breaking Force (per ASTM D-5034)lbs120296
Elongation at Break (per ASTM D-5034)%7561
Tearing Strength (per ASTM D-2261)lbs1725
Mullen Burst (per ASTM D-3786)lbs/inFace444
Ball Burst (per ASTM D-3787)lbfFace293
ColorsCOVER
FACTOR
SHADE
FACTOR
UVR
BLOCK%
CALCULATED
UVE%
PROTECTION
CATEGORY
SRI
Manor Red (NEW)9592.895.395Most effectiveNot tested
Monument (NEW)9695.796.395Most effectiveNot tested
Orange (NEW)9483.994.793Very effective61
Paperbark (NEW)9482.193.893Very effectiveNot tested
Woodland Gray (NEW)9491.294.193Very effectiveNot tested
Porcelain9273.691.290Effective87
Cappuccino9387.193.893Very effective36
Sandstone9587.795.394Very effective52
Café Noir9695.696.495Most effectiveNot tested
Bronze9487.294.693Very effective21
Midnight Green9491.494.093Very effectiveNot tested
Sage9591.795.594Very effective17
Silver8888.488.687Effective18
Black9696.697.096Most effective1
Slate Gray9594.295.294Very effectiveNot tested
Navy Blue9593.494.894Very effectiveNot tested
Aquamarine9590.694.794Very effective31
Red9488.294.995Most effective64
Lemon9372.293.792Very effective79
Lime9279.292.792Very effective56
Grape9079.190.291Very effectiveNot tested
White9676.295.395Most effective96

POLYTEX®+ and COMTEX®+ EXTRA HEAVY DUTY KNITTED SHADECLOTH (“fabric”) are premium fabrics designed for use in shade structures and shade sails.

Limited Warranty

Polyfab USA LLC (“Polyfab”) warrants to the initial purchaser of the fabric that the fabric will not suffer from abnormal deterioration from ultra violet exposure for a period of 10 years from the date of installation. The term abnormal deterioration means (i) deterioration exceeding 5% of the fabric’s original tensile and tear strength (both in warp and weft direction) caused by ultra violet radiation and the chemical processes that ultra violet radiation initiates in the plastics and the additives alone for each year over the 10-year warranty period, and does not include normal wear and tear, or (ii) the fabric has mechanically failed during the actual application in the shading environment intended for such fabric. The maximum working load of the fabric should not exceed 60% of the break strength in both warp and weft directions. If the fabric does suffer from abnormal deterioration during the 10-year warranty period, Polyfab will, at its option, either replace the fabric or supply equivalent fabric, or pay to the initial purchaser the cost of replacing the fabric or of acquiring equivalent fabric on the following pro-rata basis:

1-5 years 100% of the original fabric purchase price

5-7 years 50% of the original fabric purchase price

7-10 years 25% of the original fabric purchase price

POLYFAB UNDERTAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE QUALITY OF THE FABRIC EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN. THERE IS NO IMPLIED WARRANTY THAT THE FABRIC SHALL BE MERCHANTABLE. POLYFAB ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY THAT THE FABRIC WILL BE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE FOR WHICH YOU MAY BE BUYING THE FABRIC, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN. THERE IS NO IMPLIED WARRANTY THAT THE FABRIC SHALL BE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE NOT RELYING ON POLYFAB’S SKILL OR JUDGMENT TO SELECT OR FURNISH THE FABRIC SUITABLE FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND THAT THERE IS NO WARRANTY WHICH EXTENDS BEYOND THAT PROVIDED HEREIN.

Exclusions and Product Disclaimers

This limited warranty does not cover, and Polyfab is not liable for, abnormal deterioration of fabric occurring due to any of the following circumstances:

• Exposure to pollution, chemicals, solvents, cleaning agents or other substances that are harmful to the performance of the fabric.

• Faulty installation of the fabric or faulty design or manufacture of any structure to which the fabric is attached.

• Improper storing, handling, bracing, use of the fabric or use contrary to the specifications for the fabric.

• Color fading. Color fading is normal over time. Fabric colors containing red or yellow pigments have a tendency to fade more than others. Color Fading is not abnormal deterioration or a loss of strength/breakdown and is not covered by this warranty.

• Minor color variation from fabric samples.

• Minor visual imperfection due to the manufacturing processes.

• The negligent act or omission of any person.

• Misuse, neglect or abuse of the fabric.

• During installation, the fabric should not be subject to “pre-stressed” loading in excess of 20%.

• Wind flap and storm damages are major causes of abnormal deterioration and premature breakdown in any quality outdoor fabric. It is therefore critical that the fabric be installed firm and tight and maintained in a firm condition. Fabric that is allowed to flap and cause rubbing and abrasion as a result of excessive and continual wind flap or storm damage on structural poles and support wires is mechanical breakdown and not covered by this warranty.

• The fabric should be supported by using appropriate strength poles and footings as determined by a professional structural engineer, and fabricated and installed by a qualified contractor in accordance with local building codes.

• Technical testing information supplied by Polyfab is sourced from third-party testing authorities, and tolerances may vary by as much as 10%.

Limitation of Liability

Polyfab’s obligations and liabilities are expressly and exclusively limited to those set forth herein. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR HEREIN, POLYFAB SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS OR OTHER COMMERCIAL LOSSES, INCLUDING CLAIMS BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY. IN THE EVENT POLYFAB IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS RELATED TO THE FABRIC, SUCH LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE FABRIC.

Claims Procedure

All claims under this limited warranty must be made in writing, within 30 days from the date upon which the defect became known to the initial purchaser, to Polyfab USA LLC, 1601 N. Sepulveda Blvd. #392, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Claims must be supported by a sample of the defective fabric together with proof of purchase, including the date and location of fabric purchase, and photos of the finished installation.

Heavy Duty Shadecloth is an Industrial Textile made from High Density Polyethylene, and combines Ultra Violet (UV) stabilizers and color additives. During the manufacturing process imperfections may occur. These imperfections are cosmetic only, and will not impact or interfere with the performance of the life of the shade fabric or the function for which it has been designed.

The knitted Shade Sail, should be installed by a company or individual that has received accreditation by the Building Commission, or Building Association, or other recognized building authorities in your state. If unsure please check with your State Building Authorities and your local Council.

Your shade sail canopy should be installed firm and tight so as to reduce windflap in the shade fabric. Shade fabric that is loose and sloppy will cause premature failure due to mechanical breakdown. This is not UV breakdown and is not covered by the warranty. The shade sail will require periodic maintenance to ensure that the shadecloth fabric remains tight.

Your shadecloth canopy may become dirty over time. Care should be taken to avoid Chemicals that may contain Bleach, or other agricultural or industrial Chemicals containing Sulphur and or Halogens (chlorine Bromine). These Chemicals may attack the UV stabilizers within the Shadecloth, thus reducing the Life of the product and negating the warranty.

The following list of chemicals that may cause such interactions are only some examples and not exhaustive. Such chemicals may include: pesticides, metals, metal oxides and metal salts, all halogens and chemical compounds containing halogens or sulphur in all their oxidation states. Care should be taken to avoid exposure to petrol, oils etc.

When cleaning the shadecloth, we recommend the use of a mild dish washing liquid with the use of a low pressure water hose and a soft scrubbing brush. We do not recommend the use of high pressure water, to blast the fabric clean.

The fabric warranties do not pertain to such damage caused by storms, hailstorm, earthquake, mechanical damage done by birds or other animals, fire, lightening etc. Again this is not an exhaustive list and it is for reference only.

Please refer to our Product Warranty, for further information. If you remove the shade sail over winter, ensure that it is stored away from rats and mice, preferably stored in a protective bag.

Download the Shade Sail Care & Maintenance Brochure (pdf)