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.

  Features Benefits
  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®
certified
Confidence in operational quality
assurance
  Engineered in Australia Meets harsh environmental conditions
  100% Recyclable Addresses environmental concerns

Applications

  • Tension structures
  • Awnings
  • Shade sails
  • Car Park structures

Usage Instructions

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.

Load Diagram

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)

Material

  • 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)

Properties

  • Nominal fabric mass: 340gsm ± 20
  • (AS 2001.2.13)
  • Approximate thickness: 1.6mm

Performance

  • 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
%UVR Block
PF PF Calculated
  Aquatic Blue 444938 3m 40m 96.8 90.2 9.8 6.4 11.2 93.6 15.0 32.2
  Black 444945 3m 40m 98.2 97.4 2.6 2.6 2.7 97.4 35.0 59.8
  Navy Blue 445010 3m 40m 96.2 94.4 5.6 4.7 5.7 95.2 14.7 33.3
  Sky Blue 445034 3m 40m 95.2 90.4 9.6 6.2 9.9 93.8 16.0 21.3
  Brunswick Green 444952 3m 40m 96.2 93.9 6.1 4.9 6.3 95.1 15.0 32.6
  Cayenne 455255 3m 40m 92.0 87.0 13.0 6.0 11.6 94.0 11.0 14.7
  Cedar 465360 3m 40m 94.9 87.7 12.3 5.3 12.6 94.7 18.0 19.4
  Charcoal 444969 3m 40m 94.7 94.2 5.8 5.3 5.8 94.7 11.4 23.2
  Cherry Red 444976 3m 40m 90.1 75.3 24.7 10.7 22.4 89.3 8.8 12.1
  Desert Sand 444983 3m 40m 94.0 85.0 15.0 3.6 16.1 96.4 10.0 20.3
  Gun Metal 455262 3m 40m 97.1 96.2 3.8 2.3 3.9 97.7 23.0 54.9
  Natural 445003 3m 40m 97.9 74.3 25.7 3.2 30.1 96.8 35.0 62.4
  Deep Ochre 444990 3m 40m 95.1 91.3 8.7 5.6 8.5 94.4 12.1 26.3
  Rivergum 445027 3m 40m 95.6 85.0 15.0 7.7 15.6 92.3 12.6 20.8
  Steel Grey 445041 3m 40m 94.0 88.4 11.6 7.0 12.3 93.0 13.1 26.1
  Turquoise 445065 3m 40m 98.3 90.0 10.0 5.7 11.7 94.3 11.9 18.0
  Yellow 445072 3m 40m 98.3 77.2 22.8 2.9 25.0 97.1 45.0 71.3

Approx. roll weight: 44kg

Approx. roll diameter: 0.32m

 

Core diameter: 35mm

*Folded. **Roll.
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.

Colours Available

Aquatic Blue 444938
93.6% UVR Block
Black 444945
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
Cayenne 455255
94.0% UVR Block
Cedar 465360
94.7% UVR Block
Charcoal 444969
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
Natural 445003
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
Turquoise 445065
94.3% UVR Block
 
Yellow 445072
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
their sustainability

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