Shade market basics that deliver

October 15th, 2018

The shade market keeps growing, according to Marc Shellshear, general manager of Value Vinyls Inc., and customers are more concerned than ever about preventing skin cancer. Shellshear was among the first presenters October 15 at IFAI’s 2018 Pre-Expo Conference in Dallas, Texas. Shellshear explained that there are three types of HDPE fabrics for shadecloth: tape/tape, […]

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Polyfab USA now American-owned

June 13th, 2016

The management team of Polyfab USA LLC, Manhattan Beach, Calif., purchased the company from its “mother ship” Polyfab Australia. Polyfab Australia developed heavy-duty knitted HDPE shadecloth, ideal for solar protection, more than 25 years ago and established the USA division in 2008. “By focusing solely on the Americas, we think we can tap into that […]

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A round of shade

May 1st, 2015

Aresidential remodeling job transformed a Tucson, Ariz., home and back yard into a relaxing private oasis—minus the gently wafting shade of palm trees or any shade at all. The homeowners contacted Phoenix-based SHADE Industries® to devise an elegant solution to a glaring problem. The SHADE Industries “sails” team looked at the yard’s round patio design […]

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Australia’s largest temporary shade structure keeps sports cool

June 1st, 2008

Tradition is important at Victoria Park Racecourse, where sporting events, from equestrian competitions to the Clipsal 500 Adelaide V-8 Supercar race, attract South Australian enthusiasts. Full sun-exposure detracts from patrons’ enjoyment, and while permanent solutions are debated, Shadework International, Stirling, Australia, installed the largest temporary shade structure in Australia in Victoria Park. Roger Cook, chair […]

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