Polytex Comtex shades US Tennis Open
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August 31, 2015

Polytex Comtex shades US Tennis Open

Manhattan Beach, CA — We are pleased to announce that White Comtex® Extra Heavy Duty Knitted Shadecloth from Polyfab USA was specified and installed for use as temporary sun shading on Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, NY in time for the 2015 US Tennis Open. According to the US Open website (www.usopen.org):

Fans coming to this year’s US Open will not have to look long or hard to discover what’s new at the 2015 event. They need only look up. The superstructure for the roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium is complete, with more than 6,000 tons of steel surrounding Arthur Ashe Stadium in a technological first: constructing a stand-alone support system for a retractable roof over an existing stadium.

With the final piece of steel placed in late spring, the structure that ultimately will hold the retractable roof is now in place. Work will start up again immediately following the 2015 US Open on the two retractable panels as well as the installation of a ventilation system; the retractable roof will be ready for the 2016 US Open.

However, since the roof is not yet complete, the tournament organizers were concerned about shadows from the roof elements causing problems for the players on the court, so they ordered temporary shades, built with over 50,000 square feet of Comtex White from Polyfab USA. The shades and the high performance Dyneema® tensioning cables were engineered and fabricated by Solar Shade USA LLC of Rich Hill, MO and installed by Birdair, Inc.

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POLYTEX® - A 7 oz. per square yard superior fire rated knitted HDPE shade fabric designed for use in modular shade structures and shade sails. Recommended for residential and small commercial installations with unsupported spans of 25 feet or less. Available in 19 colors.

COMTEX® - A 10 oz. per square yard superior fire rated knitted HDPE shade fabric designed for large tension membrane structures and architectural shade sails. Recommended for larger commercial installations or any job if preferred. Available in 17 colors.

ARCHITEC 400® - A 12 oz. per square yard premium 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. The fabric should be supported by using appropriate strength poles and footings as determined by a professional engineer, and fabricated and installed by a qualified contractor in accordance with local building codes. Available in 12 colors.

POLYFAB PRO™ SHADE SAIL HARDWARE: A full line of professional-grade stainless steel and other metal fittings for fabricating and installing shade sails, used by fabricators in Australia for the finest look of their finished shade products.

POLYFAB SHADE SAIL EDGE WEBBING™: Made in Australia, this polyester webbing is 2” wide and put up on 109 yard rolls with a breaking strength of approximately 4,500 lbf. Available in 22 colors to match Polytex, Comtex and Architec 400 heavy duty knitted shadecloth.

POLYFAB PRO™ SHADE SAIL CLEANER: A concentrated, environmentally safe, high-strength cleaner, designed to remove difficult soils from HDPE or vinyl fabrics with minimal effort.

Polytex, Comtex and Architec 400 are registered trademarks of Polyfab USA LLC

Polyfab USA LLC
1601 N. Sepulveda Blvd. #392
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 440-503-9056
E-Mail: steve@polyfabusa.com
Website URL: www.PolyfabUSA.com

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