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Information about Shadecloth Used

Architec400 commercial grade shade cloth is very different to most shade cloths on the market today. It is made from 100% monofilament and contains no tape. Most shade cloths only have a small percentage of monofilament in the fabrics and tape forms the main frame of these fabrics. The tape is supported and tied together by the small amount of monofilament. The presence of tape allows the fabric to stretch inconsistently and, over time, causes the fabric to sag or pull out of shape. Being composed entirely of monofilament means that Architec400 Series only stretches to about 1/3 of other shade cloths and holds its shape and tension over a longer period.  

Architec400 comes with a 12-year guarantee against degradation while under tension. 

Architec400 has a 90%+ UV protection when tensioned in contrast to other fabrics where UV protection ratings are generally taken before they are tensioned.  When tensioned, these fabrics can lose up to 20% of their stated UV rating.  We have tested, and continue to test, a range of fabrics in small structures and large shopping centre car parks and have found that Architec400 Series holds its tension more consistently over a longer period of time with little need of re-tensioning.  

Architec400 is available in a wide variety of colours,that will satisfy your needs.

All our shade sails are sewn in U.V stabilised sewing threads which have a life of 10+years.

For Polyfab Architec400 Brochures and Specification data sheets Click here