FR Comshade

The World's Best Fire Resistant Shadecloth

Two New Colours are now Available:
Navy Blue & Slate Grey

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FR Comshade is California Fire Marshall Approved: Title 19, Section 1237

An innovative flame retardant heavy duty knitted shade cloth, FR COMSHADE is specifically designed for Architectural shade sails and shade structures found in high volume people areas such shopping centres, tourist attractions, parks, restaurants and schools.

With its world recognised flame retardant properties, FR COMSHADE is the only logical choice for shade structures and shade sails in public areas subject to stringent building/safety regulations.

Using the very latest flame retardant additives that are compatible with the UV stabilizers, FR COMSHADE offers 95% and over UV protection.

Plus FR COMSHADE comes in seven great fashion colours: Sandstone, Porcelain, Blue Gum, Navy Blue, Slate Grey, Aquamarine and Midnight Green


Flame Retardant & Tough

FR COMSHADE is an innovative flame retardant heavy duty knitted shade cloth that is the result of over two years of intense scientific research.

Polyfab Australia uses new-generation technology that enables flame resistant additives to work with ultraviolet stabilisers to ensure maximum flame resistance while still offering long-term UV protection. This is the first truly flame retardant UV stable shadecloth available in Australia.


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Safety FIRST

FR COMSHADE shadecloth is ideally suited for public areas subject to stringent building and safety regulations. Whether safety is a priority or a necessity, FR COMSHADE is the leading flame retardant product in the flame retardant shadecloth market place. Contact us for more details an find out how we can help you.

Australian Testing
Complies with AS 1530.2.1993
Flammability index: 1 Range 0 - 100
Spread of flame: 0 Range 0 - 40
Heat factor: 1 Range 0 - upwards

USA Standards
California Fire Marshal Title 19: Section 1237
ASTME 84 Class 1 Rating
NFPA 701 - 1999 Test Methods 1 and 2

Shade Sail Specifications

Breaking force/50mm: 524 N 2062 N
Breaking extension: 77% 47%
Tear resistance: 108 N 203 N
Bursting force: mean 1579 N

Colour UVA UVB Mean UPF Shade factor
Porcelain 94.5% 94.7% 19 77%
Sandstone 95.0% 95.3% 22 81%
Aquamarine 94.5% 95.0% 20 80%
Blue gum 95.2% 95.5% 22 90%
Midnight green 94.95% 95.2% 23 93%

95% and over UV Protection.

For more information email Polyfab Australia by clicking here or to view a list of Australian distributors click here

International product enquiries should contact Polyfab Australia

Colours Available

shade cloth knitted roll   Cloth shade fabric   Cloth shade fabric   Cloth shade material
Porcelain   Sandstone   Aquamarine   Midnight Green
heavy duty knitted shade cloth   sun shade fabric   heavy duty knitted shade cloth    
Navy Blue   Blue Gum   Slate Grey    

Shade Sail Care and Maintenance Instructions

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.

Click here to download the Shade Sail Care & Maintenance Brochure