A variety of fabrics can be chosen by Shade Engineering for their structures depending on project and site requirements.



Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is the most common tensile membrane fabric used by Shade Engineering in their structures. As a waterproof fabric PVC excels in the sometimes harsh Western Australian climate. Usually found in white Shade Engineering provides many different colours in addition to printing patterns or branding on the fabric.


High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) shade mesh is used in many large-scale structures where strength and resistance to the elements is required.


Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) glass fibre fabric is a tensile membrane that has strong durability and non-stick properties that make it ideal for large-scale projects.


Ethyl tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) is a foil based structure used as a pneumatic pillow. It is lightweight yet durable and disperses light in a highly effective way.


Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is a coating for various membranes which provide vastly improved self-cleaning properties to the underlying fabric. This photocatalytic process causes any organic matter on the membrane to decompose and wash away with the rain providing a low maintenance solution to your shade requirements.