Polyfx ® shadesails are ideal to protect people from the sun around leisure areas and swimming pools.

Polyfx ® can be used around beach entertainment and barbecue facilities, outdoor leisure and picnic areas. Other applications include playgrounds, preschools, secondary schools, camping grounds, hotels, motels and holiday resorts.

Shadesails made from Polyfx ® also 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.

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How to install Polyfx® shadesails

We recommend modular free standing structures to be designed to hold the shadecloth under firm tension.
If you would like to install Polyfx shadesails, please get in touch with one of our distributors as they will advise you on installation and costs.

Maximum protection

Polyfx ® provides maximum people protection against the sun’s heat and strong Ultra Violet (UV) rays and utilizes the best UV stabilizers from BASF. It also provides good protection against wind, rain and hail.

Easy to use

Polyfx ® has been heat set, making it more stable and easier to cut and sew when fabricating a shadesail. It also has less shrinkage while still retaining its strength and very high UV protection.

Polyfx® shadesails colour range

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

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


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Technical SpecificationsWARPWEFT
Breaking force/50mm:570 N1850 N
Breaking extension:55 %45 %
Tear resistance:100 N160 N
Bursting force:mean 1300 N

ColourUVA%Mean UPFShade factor %
Midnight Green942092
Light Green963491
Aquamarine931988
Sandstone962086
Rust94.12487
Blue Gum962692
Porcelain94.23273
Slate94.93694
Navy Blue975496
Platinum931692
Black96.45596
Merlot95.83694
Copper963090
Lemon963878
Cappuccino94.32086
Cafe Noir973596

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 10 years from the date of installation. (* abnormal deterioration means deterioration exceeding 7.5% of the fabrics original strength for each year over the 10 year warranty period).

If the fabric does suffer from abnormal deterioration during the 7 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 miplied 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
n 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. Polyfx ® 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. 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 Polyfx ® 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.
  • Polyfx ® 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. Polyfx ® 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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