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Quality Products

Industry recognized as the best shade sails
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Monotec
370 Series™

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40 Galvanized Steel Pipe Posts

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SolarFix®
PTFE Thread

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Marine Grade Hardware

Strongest shade sail on the market

Monotec370® is the strongest shade cloth on the market. Each sail is manufactured with a stainless steel cable or webbed belt (similar to a car safety belt) double lock stitched into its perimeter. This cable/belt terminates at a stainless steel ring located at each corner. These rings are then used to fasten the sail by either a shackle or turnbuckle to a hard point either on a post or existing structure.
 

Each sail corner is further reinforced with extra layers of cloth and strapping (gusseted) to distribute the load forces. All stitching is performed using a double locking stitch with Solarfix® thread.

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Market Leader for Strength

WIND RESISTENT

Superior durability and performance especially in excessively high wind conditions.

WIDE WIDTHS

Wide widths help reduce unsightly seams, weak points and fabrication costs.

FIRE RESISTANT

Monotec 370FR Series is engineered to pass the industry’s most stringent fire retardant tests both in Australia and around the world.

BEST HDPE YARN

With a higher strength to weight ratio, round monofilament yarn is stronger than tape or oval yarns.

VANDAL RESISTANT

The strength of round monofilament yarn, combined with the close lock-stitch construction makes it difficult to penetrate the fabric with damaging objects.

15 YEAR WARRANTY

Includes an industry standard

15 year manufacturer’s warranty

Please see Mfg site for details.

Range of colors
 
SolarFix® thread is guaranteed to last

Never re-sew again!

Solarfix® sewing thread is made from PTFE (PolyTetraFlouroEthylene). PTFE’s inherent chemical resistance insures it will not rot or mildew and prevents deterioration due to ultraviolet radiation. Long lasting “Solarfix®” thread is UV stabilized. It is unaffected by and will not degrade from continuous sun exposure. Products sewn with Solarfix® sewing thread will not require restitching every few years!

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Galvanized steel for a study foundation
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Strong and customizable
 

Sails can be attached to existing structures with a variety of custom made brackets and hardware. They can also be supported by their own columns made of steel pipe. We prefer to use schedule 40 galvanized steel pipe embedded in concrete footings. In general, there is very little gravitational load, but uplift is the concern, and footings can be quite large and deep.
 

The dimensions of the pipe and the footings are designed appropriately for each sail and its application depending on the size of the sail and the expected wind loading. The columns can painted to provide the desired color.

 
Stainless steel cable, rings and hardware

For Long Life
 

The size of the stainless steel cable, rings, and attachment hardware is engineered at our factory in New Zealand to be the appropriate size for each sail size and application. Hardware size is based on withstanding 85mph wind gusts. We use only “marine grade” 304 or 316 stainless steel hardware to provide exceptional service life.