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Polyfab USA unveils lead-free seal

February 1st, 2014 / By: / Uncategorized

Polyfab USA LLC released to their customers a new seal, promoting the fact that its complete product range of shadecloth is 100 percent lead free and phthalate free.

Three years ago, to meet the demands of the market, Polyfab began testing and developing new compounds and replacing the heavy metal in its pigments with lead-free components. All variables, including FR, color retention and UV resistance, had to be in balance for the fabrics to meet the requirements of Polyfab worldwide.

“We are happy that our customers can now offer shade sails and shade structures made from Polyfab fabric that will be acceptable to all end users who might be concerned with lead content, such as school districts and playground equipment companies that require the use fabric that conforms to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA),” said Steve Morenberg, national sales and marketing, manager for Polyfab USA.

All Polyfab fabric is 100 percent recyclable and lead and phthalate free.

Polytex® is a 7 oz.-per-square-yard fire-rated knitted HDPE shade fabric designed for use in modular shade structures and shade sails. It’s recommended for residential and small commercial installations with unsupported spans of 25 ft. or less. Available in 19 colors.

Comtex® is a 10 oz.-per-square-yard fire-rated knitted HDPE shade fabric designed for large tension membrane structures and architectural shade sails. It’s recommended for larger commercial installations with unsupported spans of up to 100 feet. Available in 17 colors.

Architec 400® is a 12 oz.-per-square-yard extra-heavy-duty knitted HDPE shade fabric designed for larger tension membrane structures and architectural shade sails. Shades using this fabric should be well designed and engineered to hold the fabric under the tension it deserves. Available in 12 colors.

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