The UV levels in Australia are some of the highest in the world. This causes netting, in particular polyethylene netting, to degrade over as little as a year. This means that the netting will break as easily as pulling it apart with your hands as you can see in the video below.
Once the netting reaches the level where it can easily break by hand there is no point in repairing it, instead the netting will need to be replaced. This can become an expensive task when you need to replace something like a tennis net or soccer net every 2 years but imagine having to replace an entire multi-purpose sports system or worse… Imagine that because of UV damage, a fall arrest safety net did not function when needed leading to a workplace injury or even a death?
To protect against UV degradation ultra violet inhibitors are added during manufacture at the point where the net is turned into a yarn. These inhibitors have been developed and improved over time and provide a greatly increased lifespan for the netting. In Australia, this is especially important since the UV levels here are some of the highest in the world... We cannot do anything to stop the UV hitting the nets but we can do something to extend their life.
Both Advanced Nets & Ropes and SecureaKat products and installations use maximum UV inhibitors where possible to extend the life of the net and you DO NOT PAY ANY MORE money for your finished installation. We believe that we create the highest quality netting installations in Australia therefore it is our pride and reputation at stake if our netting does not perform as intended for extended periods of time.
In Australia, the polyethylene netting we use for our installations has been in use for 10 years and is still functioning today without degradation. Contact us for more information.
Our experience in netting lets us create the best possible, long lasting solution for you, whatever your netting needs. And don't forget that we love a challenge!
Advanced Nets & Ropes
At Advanced Nets & Ropes we travel around Australia installing nets and netting structures for a wide range of uses ranging from the normal to the obscure. Here on our blog we will share with you some of our most recent jobs as well as some of the weird and interesting things we see as we travel around the country!