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Catalogue - Triangle Shade Sail
'Coolaroo Everyday' 3m

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Created to respond to the challenges of the Australian climate, Coolaroo's Everyday range of Shade Sails create a fresh shade while blocking 95% of the suns harmful UV rays.

Designed for small to mid-size outdoor areas, the Everyday shade sails are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. These shade sails most often used to create shade for gardens and children's play areas, but are also frequently erected to shade cars and even boats and to protect these from the heat and discoloring..

  • The breathable knitted fabric allows air to circulate but the sun's harmful rays are blocked
  • Top quality sun protection - 95% UV block
  • Easy to maintain : Any dirt or leaves can be easily removed by spraying with water or using a soft brush. The fabric resists mold and rot.
  • The 205 g/m² fabric is fade resistant and UV stabilized and has a 5-year manufacturers fabric warranty against UV degradation
  • Easily removable during winter months when you want more sunlight
  • Dimensions : Triangle shade sail 3m x 3m x 3m
Coolaroo is the world leader in solar fabric and was one of the very first shade sail manufacturers in Australia. Their shade sails offer the very best UV protection which they have built into every fibre of their products.

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HDPE - The fabric that blocks UV

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) fabric was invented by Gale Pacific (the parent company of Coolaroo) specifically to block ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The ability of the fabric to block UV rays is influenced by several factors in its composition and manufacturing.

  • Inherent UV Resistance:

    HDPE is naturally resistant to UV radiation. The polymer structure of HDPE includes carbon and hydrogen atoms arranged in a way that provides intrinsic UV-blocking properties. This inherent resistance makes HDPE fabric suitable for outdoor applications where prolonged exposure to sunlight is expected.

  • Tight Weave Construction:

    The construction of the fabric is crucial for its UV-blocking capabilities. HDPE fabric is often woven in a tight and dense pattern, creating a barrier that limits the penetration of UV rays. A tight weave reduces the amount of sunlight and UV radiation that can pass through the fabric.

  • UV Stabilizers:

    During the manufacturing process, UV stabilizers may be added to HDPE fabric. These additives are chemical compounds designed to absorb or reflect UV radiation, enhancing the fabric's ability to block sunlight. UV stabilizers contribute to the fabric's longevity by minimizing UV-induced degradation.

  • Color Influence:

    The color of HDPE fabric can impact its UV-blocking efficiency. Darker colors, such as black or dark gray, tend to absorb more UV radiation than lighter colors. Therefore, HDPE fabric in darker shades provides better UV protection.

  • UV Block Percentage:

    Manufacturers often specify the UV block percentage of their HDPE fabrics. This percentage represents the amount of UV radiation that the fabric can block. A higher UV block percentage indicates greater protection against harmful UV rays.

  • Quality of Raw Materials:

    The quality of the HDPE polymers and fibers used in the fabric's production influences its UV-blocking performance. High-quality raw materials contribute to the durability and effectiveness of the UV resistance of the fabric.

  • The cancer council of Australia:

    Coolaroo shade sails are endorsed by the cancer council of Australia because of the high levels of UV protection they offer, and also because this protection is reliable over the long term. Coolaroo shade sails are made using their own, market leading fabrics (Coolaroo are actually one of the worlds largest HDPE fabric manufacturers) which offer the very best protection.

Dark colors are best for shade but a lighter color is cooler as it reflects more sunlight

The choice between dark and light colors for shade sails involves a trade-off between UV protection and heat reflection. Here are the key considerations for both options:

  • Dark Colors for UV Protection:

    • Advantages:

      UV Absorption: Darker colors, such as black or navy blue, absorb more UV radiation, providing better protection against harmful rays.
      Higher UPF Ratings: Darker shades often result in higher Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) ratings, indicating better UV protection.

    • Considerations:

      Heat Absorption: Dark colors absorb more heat, which can contribute to a warmer shaded area. This may be desirable in cooler climates but less so in hot environments.

  • Light Colors for Heat Reflection:

    • Advantages:

      Sunlight Reflection: Lighter colors, such as white or beige, reflect more sunlight. This can contribute to a cooler shaded area by minimizing heat absorption.

    • Considerations:
      >br> Lower UV Absorption: Lighter colors may offer less UV protection compared to darker shades as they reflect more UV radiation.

Ultimately, the choice between dark and light colors depends on your specific needs and preferences. With Coolaroo shade sails the UV blocking of the different colour fabrics is at most several percentage points