Polypropylene Shade Cloth / Saran: Features and Uses

Discover the key functions of polypropylene shade cloth / Saran, along with its main applications and distinctive features.

Shade nets, commonly referred to as “saran,” offer a versatile and effective solution for providing shade and protection against solar radiation in various contexts, from agricultural applications to residential and commercial environments. Saran manufactured by Polyproductos of Guatemala and Spencer Textile stands out due to its composition of 100% virgin polypropylene, a testament to its unmatched quality, exceptional strength, and outstanding durability, making it the top choice for those seeking reliable shading and solar protection solutions.

Main Function of Saran

Protection Against Solar Radiation: The primary function of the shade net is to provide shade and reduce the intensity of solar radiation reaching the plants. This is particularly beneficial in hot climates or areas with high solar radiation, as it helps prevent thermal stress and dehydration of plants. The shade net also protects plants from harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Temperature and Humidity Regulation: It helps regulate the ambient temperature around the plants by reducing direct solar radiation. This prevents plants from overheating and creates a more favorable environment for their growth. Additionally, by reducing water evaporation, the shade net helps maintain higher relative humidity in the covered area, which is beneficial for plants requiring higher humidity levels.

Protection Against Insects and Other Elements: The shade net acts as a physical barrier that prevents insects and other unwanted organisms from entering the covered area. This helps prevent damage caused by pests and diseases transmitted by insects, which can reduce the need for pesticides and other chemicals.

Various Levels of Shading: The shade net is available in different shading percentages, allowing its use to be tailored to the specific needs of each crop or plant. Nets can be found with shading percentages ranging from 20% to 90% or more, allowing control over the amount of sunlight that is filtered.

Uses and Characteristics of Saran / Shade Cloth

What are the uses?

Saran meshes are deployed in a wide variety of applications. In the agricultural sector, their use is focused on protecting crops from intense solar radiation, which results in the prevention of issues such as thermal stress and sunburn on plants. These meshes also play a crucial role in regulating temperature and humidity within greenhouses, creating an optimal environment for plant growth and ensuring healthy and abundant harvests.

In residential and commercial settings, shade meshes become perfect allies for creating shaded outdoor areas, such as patios, terraces, and recreational spaces. This not only provides a pleasant refuge from the sun’s rays but also creates comfortable and cool environments, ideal for relaxation and recreation.

Saran / Shade Cloth

What features do they have?


Saran is made from 100% virgin woven polypropylene.

Available Sizes

Saran can be custom-made. The goal is to fully meet the customer’s needs.

Available Colors for Saran

Black, green, yellow, and white.


The shade mesh is designed to withstand tension exerted on it without breaking or tearing easily. This means it can handle considerable force without sustaining damage, such as from tension forces or contact with sharp objects.

This product is designed to withstand adverse weather conditions, such as solar radiation, rain, wind, and humidity. It is capable of maintaining its structural integrity and protective properties even under prolonged exposure to these elements.

Finally, it is noteworthy for its resistance to a wide range of chemicals used in agriculture, such as fertilizers and pesticides. This prevents premature degradation or weakening of the material when in contact with these chemicals.

What aspects can be customized?

The length and width of the roll.

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