Shadecloth

Horticulturally, shadecloth has two main specifications; light transmission and UVR block (or block out) that determines the successful growth of plants, foliage, flowers and crops. Determining the balance is usually characterised by what is being grown, and where.

UVR Block is the percentage of ultraviolet radiation of wavelengths between 290nm and 400nm (see diagram), that is not transmitted through the shadecloth.

Light Transmission or PAR Transmission is the amount of light transmitted passing through the shadecloth. Technically, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) is effectively the proportion of visible light (see diagram) passing through the shadecloth in the range of 400nm to 770nm. It is a measure of how much effective light would reach plants shaded by the cloth.

Cover Factor refers to the measurement of percentage area of the shadecloth covered by the yarns and fibres. This percentage is usually close to the UVR Block Figure.

Shade Factor (Shade Co-efficient) is the percentage of ultraviolet and visible light, i.e., radiation of wavelengths between 290nm and 770nm (see diagram) not transmitted through the shadecloth.

Extra-light (XL) 30% UVR-Block

Our horticultural shadecloth is a premium knitted shadecloth manufactured with the horticultural, agricultural and commercial industries in mind. Made with 100% recyclable, highly durable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fabric that won’t rot or absorb moisture.

Hortitech Extra Light Shadecloth is available in 1.83m and 3.66m wide lengths, available in 50m & 100m rolls, or cut to length.

Hortitech offer a 10-year UV pro-rata warranty on fabric. Shadecloth is not flameproof, and contact with chemicals and/or pesticides containing sulphur, halogens or high-acidic substances may reduce the service life of fabric and void the warranty.

Light (L) 50% UVR-Block

Our horticultural shadecloth is a premium knitted shadecloth manufactured with the horticultural, agricultural and commercial industries in mind. Made with 100% recyclable, highly durable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fabric that won’t rot or absorb moisture.

Hortitech Light Shadecloth is available in 1.83m, 3.66m and 7.2m wide lengths, available in 50m & 100m rolls, or cut to length.

Hortitech offer a 10-year UV pro-rata warranty on fabric. Shadecloth is not flameproof, and contact with chemicals and/or pesticides containing sulphur, halogens or high-acidic substances may reduce the service life of fabric and void the warranty.

Medium (M) 70% UVR-Block

Our horticultural shadecloth is a premium knitted shadecloth manufactured with the horticultural, agricultural and commercial industries in mind. Made with 100% recyclable, highly durable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fabric that won’t rot or absorb moisture.

Hortitech Medium Shadecloth is available in 1.83m, 3.66m and 7.2m wide lengths, available in 50m & 100m rolls, or cut to length.

Hortitech offer a 10-year UV pro-rata warranty on fabric. Shadecloth is not flameproof, and contact with chemicals and/or pesticides containing sulphur, halogens or high-acidic substances may reduce the service life of fabric and void the warranty.

Handyscreen Light (L) 50%-70% UVR-Block

Hortitech Handyscreen is a lightweight knitted shading fabric, primarily used for covering Greenhouses and Shadehouse structures. The material is highly durable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fabric that won’t rot or absorb moisture and is 100% recyclable.

Cover should be secured well during windy or storm conditions. Handyscreen is not flameproof. Hortitech offer a 10-year UV pro-rata warranty on fabric. Contact with chemicals and/or pesticides containing sulphur, halogens or high-acidic substances may reduce the service life of fabric and void the warranty.

Trusted by Aussies for nearly 40 years, Hortitech is the market leader in the supply of Greenhouses and Crop Cover Protection Solutions to the Horticulture Industry.

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