Shade Canopy Fabrics
General fabric Information
The fabrics contain literally millions of tiny spaces that allow air to flow freely through. This “breathing” effect reduces temperatures beneath by up to 32% when compared to direct sunlight, while providing up to 98% UV protection.
The fabrics have been specifically developed to be extremely strong and stable for use in tensioned shade products.
Through ongoing research our fabrics meet stringent criteria to ensure uncompromising strength, integrity and performance in virtually any weather extreme.
Commercial 95® fabric specification
Commercial 95® 340 is the flagship of GALE Pacific’s Architectural Shade Fabrics range. It is the name synonymous with commercial-grade shade cloth in many parts of the world. Designed for use on tension structures and suitable for a wide variety of applications, Commercial 95® 340 offers the ultimate combination of maximum sun protection, strength and durability to ensure maintenance-free, long-life performance.
Made from high quality UV-stabilised HDPE in GALE Pacific’s off-shore facility – Commercial 95® 340 was engineered in Australia as a strong and stable outdoor fabric for tension structures and shade sail applications.
It is 100% lead and phthalate free and is the first architectural shade cloth in the world to be granted Oeko-Tex® 100 and Greenguard® certification.
|Knitted lock-stitch construction||Fray and tear resistant|
|Tape and monofilament yarn||Excellent balance between strength and UV block|
|Strong HDPE||Won’t rot or absorb moisture|
|Stentered (heat set)||Virtually eliminates any possibility of shrinking once installed and provides ease of fabrication|
|UV Block range 89.3% – 97.7%||Reduces sun exposure for safe and extended time outdoors|
|10 Year UV degradation Warranty on fabric||Reduced costs; Peace of Mind|
|100% Lead and Phthalate free||Healthier environment|
|Greenguard® and OEKO-TEX®
|Confidence in operational quality
|Engineered in Australia||Meets harsh environmental conditions|
|100% Recyclable||Addresses environmental concerns|
- Tension structures
- Shade sails
- Car Park structures
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.
Biaxial Stretch Test
- Elongation at break (%): 70.4
- Bursting Pressure (mean): 3500 kPa
- (AS 2001.2.4)
- Bursting Force (mean): 2146 N
- (AS 2001.2.19)
- Yarn: Knitted UV-stabilised HDPE
- Construction: Monofilament & tape
- Pattern Lock-stitch: knitted
- Temperature range: -30°C to +70°C
- Roll length: 40m
- Roll width: 3m width (folded)
- Nominal fabric mass: 340gsm ± 20
- (AS 2001.2.13)
- Approximate thickness: 1.6mm
- Tensile Strength-Warp: 635 N/50mm
- Elongation at break (%): 95.6
- Tensile Strength-Weft: 2494 N/50mm
- (AS 2001.2.3.1)
- Wing Tear – Warp (mean): 187 N
- Wing Tear – Weft (mean): 359 N
- (AS 2001.2.10)
|Colour||Code||Nom Width*||Length**||Cover Factor||Shade Factor||Av % Trans||Av% UVR Trans
||Av PAR Trans
Approx. roll weight: 44kg
Approx. roll diameter: 0.32m
Core diameter: 35mm
The above results are typical averages from independent testing and quality assurance testing and are not to be taken as a minimum specification nor as forming any contract between GALE Pacific and another party. Due to continuous product improvement product specifications are subject to alteration without notice.
As the use and disposal of this product are beyond GALE Pacific’s control, regardless of any assistance provided without charge, GALE Pacific assumes no
obligation or liability for the suitability of its products in any specific end use application. It is the customer’s responsibility to determine whether GALE Pacific’s products are appropriate for the specific application and complies with any legal & patent regulations.
The calculated protection factor is for the material only and does not account for the effect of indirect UVR when situated at a distance from the persons being protected.
|Aquatic Blue 444938
93.6% UVR Block
97.4% UVR Block
|Navy Blue 445010
95.2% UVR Block
|Sky Blue 445034
93.8% UVR Block
|Brunswick Green 444952
95.1% UVR Block
94.0% UVR Block
94.7% UVR Block
94.7% UVR Block
|Cherry Red 444976
89.3% UVR Block
|Desert Sand 444983
96.4% UVR Block
|Gun Metal 455262
97.7% UVR Block
96.8% UVR Block
|Deep Ochre 444990
94.4% UVR Block
|River Gum Green 445027
92.3% UVR Block
|Steel Grey 445041
93.0% UVR Block
94.3% UVR Block
97.1% UVR Block
Please note, due to the limitations of the printing process, colours may not represent the true colour.
GALE Pacific architectural shade fabrics are designed to be strong and stable for use in architectural, outdoor, large-scale tension structures. All GALE Pacific architectural shade fabrics offer the ultimate combination of maximum sun protection,
strength and durability to ensure maintenance-free, long-life performance.
GALE Pacific architectural fabrics are 100% lead and phthalate free and the first architectural shade cloth in the world to be
granted Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and Greenguard Certification.
UVR Block & PF Ratings
All GALE Pacific shade fabrics have been fully tested
according to AS4174 by the Australian Radiation Protection
& Nuclear Safety Agency and feature the highest PF results available to deliver the highest level of UVR protection of
any commercial shade cloth. Commercial 95 340 shade
fabric ranges up to 97.7% UVR block which is considered as “excellent protection” under guidelines set by Australia’s Sun Smart and the Cancer Council.
The % UVR block relates to the ability of the shadecloth
to reflect or absorb UVR within the 290nm to 400nm range of the spectrum. Heightened exposure to UVR has been
shown to increase the rates of skin cancer. Therefore,
the percentage of UVR block is an important factor when selecting shadecloth designed to protect people.
Commercial 95 340 is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 and Greenguard children and school certified.
As the demand for healthy, sustainable products continues to expand, consumers and building
industry professionals increasingly demand substantiation of product sustainability claims and rely on trustworthy third-party certifiers to guide purchasing and specification decisions. GREENGUARD
& Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification provides the market with solutions and resources to ensure healthier environments, and provides manufacturers with credible tools to legitimize and promote
The GREENGUARD and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certifications set stringent limits for products to achieve in several key areas such as:
- Limiting Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content
- Lowering formaldehyde emissions
- Lowering lead and phthalate content