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Up to 99.7% UV protection

Comshade Xtra® significantly exceeds any other shadecloth on the market for UV protection and strength to weight ratios. It is ideal for medium and large sized, high tensile commercial projects where safety and longevity are critical.

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Comshade Xtra®: Tough under the sun

Comshade Xtra® has been developed using the very latest knitting and yarn technology to minimise the fabric weight whilst also maximizing the extremely high fabric tear and tensile strength. Comshade Xtra® provides a very stable stretch within the shadecloth. This results in a fabric that will maintain its tension and longevity when designed, engineered and installed correctly by an approved and certified builder.

Excessively heavy fabrics from competitors that do not match our weight to strength ratios only result in higher and unnecessary structural costs in order to hold the fabric up and to maintain the fabric under tension.

Some say it, we prove it

Comshade Xtra® complements our existing ranges of extra heavy duty knitted shadecloth. Our fabrics have been installed in thousands of projects worldwide and we have a proven reputation for outstanding quality and long lasting fabrics. We have a large number of shadecloth installations in both the domestic and commercial markets where the fabric has been successfully used for over twenty years and is still performing over and beyond our UV warranty expectations.

Our 15 year UV warranty is not just a marketing tool but is based on the fabric’s firm and proven performance.

Available in: 4 x 40m straight rolls
Nominal weight: 400gsm

Comshade Xtra® colour range

Comshade Xtra® is made to comply with and exceed AU standard AS4174.1994.


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 WARPWEFT
Breaking force/50mm:1150 N2300 N
Breaking extension:87 %59 %
Tear resistance (wing tear):269 N262 N
Bursting pressure:mean 4100 N
Bursting force (Steel Ball):mean 2390 N

AS/NZS 1530.3-1999 
Ignitability Index14 Range 0-20
Spread of Flame Index8 Range 0-10
Heat Evolved Index4 Range 0-10
Smoke Developed Index5 Range 0-10

Polyfab Australia Pty Ltd (Polyfab) warrants to the initial purchaser that the fabric will not suffer from abnormal deterioration (*) from ultra violet exposure for a period of 15 years from the date of installation. (* abnormal deterioration means deterioration exceeding 5% of the fabrics original strength for each year over the 15 year warranty period).
If the fabric does suffer from abnormal deterioration during the 15 year warranty period, Polyfab will, at its option either replace the fabric or supply equivalent fabric, or pay the cost of replacing the fabric or of acquiring equivalent fabric.

Exclusions
This warranty does not cover, and Polyfab is not liable for, 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 use of the fabric or use contrary to the specifications for the fabric.
  • Colour fading or variation due to ultraviolet exposure.
  • Minor colour 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.

Statutory Implied Terms and Limitation
This warranty is in addition to any non-excludable terms, conditions or warranties implied under the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) or similar Commonwealth or State legislation (‘Statutory Terms’).

Polyfab’s liability for breach of the Statutory Terms is limited to the maximum extent permitted by the Statutory Term or otherwise by law.
Save as expressly provided in this warranty and the Statutory Terms:
a) all implied conditions and warranties with respect to the goods and services supplied by Polyfab including without limitation warranties as to quality, fitness for purpose and sale by sample are excluded;
b) Polyfab shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage which arises out of the negligence or carelessness of Polyfab or any of its employees, servants, contractors, suppliers or agents, or which arises directly or indirectly from the use of any information, advice or recommendation of any Polyfab employee or from any alleged breach of duty in respect of any goods or services supplied by Polyfab;
c) Polyfab shall not be liable for any advice given by its agents or employees in relation to the suitability for the purpose of goods supplied by Polyfab.

Claims Procedure
1. All claims must be in writing addressed to Polyfab Australia Pty Ltd, 63 Frankston Gardens Drive, Carrum Downs, Victoria 3201, and must be made within 30 days from the date upon which the defect became known.
2. Claims must be supported by a sample of the defective fabric together with proof of place and date of purchase of the fabric.

Heavy Duty Shadecloth is an Industrial Textile made from High Density Polyethylene, and combines Ultra Violet (UV) stabilisers and colour 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 recognised 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 stabilisers 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)

Polyfab shadecloth is engineered to comply with the Building Code of Australia’s general requirements for flammability (FR). Test data available upon request.

• The above information represents the results sourced from third party testing authorities, and tolerances may vary by as much as 10%.

• The Manufacturer reserves the right to alter or modify product specifications and colours without notice, and assumes no obligation or liability for the suitability and use of its products other than those applications intended by the manufacturer.

• Colours shown may not be an exact representation of the actual product.

• Outdoor fabrics are subject to harsh conditions and degradation over time is to be expected. Comshade Xtra® is supported with a 15 year UV warranty. During this period the fabric will remain serviceable and fit for purpose. Colour fading is normal over time. Colours containing red and yellow pigments have a tendency to fade more than
others. This is not a loss of strength caused by UV breakdown and is not covered by the product warranty. For more details refer to the supporting Polyfab product warranty.

• Polyfab Australia assumes no liability in the event of negligent installation /fabrication or application or choice of cloth.

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

Exclusions and Product Disclaimers:

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

  • Exposure to pollution, chemicals, solvents, halogens, 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.
  • Damage caused by mechanical wear and tear, abrasion or rubbing on frame work and cabling, as a result of excessive and continual wind flap or storm damage. The fabrics UV warranties do not pertain to such damage caused by storms, hailstorms, earthquakes, mechanical damage caused by birds or other animals, fire, lightening etc. Again this is not an exhaustive list and it is for reference only.
  • During installation, The Polyfab Australia shadecloth should not be subject to “pre-stressed” loading in excess of 20%.
  • Wind flap is the major cause of pre-mature breakdown in any quality outdoor fabric. It is therefore critical that the Comshade Xtra ® be installed under tension and maintained in a tensioned condition. (refer Instillation guidelines). Fabric that is allowed to flap can and will be abraded by structural poles and support wires, this is deemed to be mechanical breakdown and is not covered by the UV warranty.
  • Comshade Xtra ® 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.
  • Improper use of the fabric or use contrary to the specifications for the fabric.
  • Technical testing information supplied by Polyfab Australia is sourced from third party testing authorities, and tolerances may vary by as much as 10%.
  • Outdoor fabrics are subject to harsh conditions and degradation over time is to be expected. Comshade ® is supported with a 10 year UV warranty. During this period the fabric will remain serviceable and fit for purpose. Colour fading is normal over time. Colours containing red and yellow pigments have a tendency to fade more than others. This is not a loss of strength caused by UV breakdown and is not covered by the product warranty.
  • Minor colour 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.
  • The manufacturer reserves the right to alter or modify product specifications and colours without notice and assumes no obligation or liability for the suitability and use of its products other than those applications intended by the manufacturer.

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