Hessian cloth is still widely used in Australia across many industries. Most commonly it is used in the building industry for hoarding or screening, the landscaping and horticultural industries for wrapping protection and for ground stabilisation due to it's biodegradability.
Our Hessian Cloth is 1.83 metres wide (72 inches) and is sold by the bolt (a large folded sheet). Each bolt is 50 metres in length. Hessian comes in various grades. We stock only the heaviest grade which is 18oz.
More about Shadecloth...
Some Technical Information
, also commonly referred to as Sarlon cloth, greenhouse shade or horticultural shade cloth is a knitted fabric
using a polyethylene base
material. Knitted shade cloth is much stronger than woven shade cloth and is suitable for a wider range of applications. Common uses for our shade cloth include:
Domestic shade cloth
- Horticultural usage
- Agricultural applications
- Fencing mesh for cutting visibility and dust
- Scaffolding mesh for the building industry
- Creating shade sails, and shade covers and canopies over pergolas
- And a thousand other uses around the home or yard
refers to shade cloth which has tape-filler knitted into the fabric. This helps create a higher UV or block out. We call it domestic grade shade because it isn’t designed for tensioning up over large structures (such as commercial greenhouses). It still has excellent longevity (up to 10 Year Warranty).
Commercial shade cloth
refers to our range of monofilament shade cloths. What this means is that there is no tape-filler in the cloth. To get the density, the knit or weave needs to be tighter. Essentially, monofilament shadecloth is a bit like fishing line tightly knitted together. The tighter the knit the heavier, and stronger the cloth
. Our heaviest monofilament cloth is our 80% Commercial Grade Shadecloth which has a 306 GSM (grams per square metre) weight. Compare that for example to a 30% grade monofilament cloth which only has a 90 GSM weight.
Each grade of shade cloth we sell has a technical specifications sheet. Just look for the Spec Sheets
Tab at the top of the page.
For further information just call us on Freecall 1800 155 233