UV Degradation

All of the materials that we can make nets out of will suffer from a loss of strength primarily from exposure to UV light which breaks down most synthetic fibers. The chart below shows some results from tests that we have conducted. The samples were exposed to full sun and all other whether elements in Florida.

UV Chart

test notes;

The results shown are the maximuim tensil strength obtained before the sample broke. The numbers have been divided by the sample spacing within the net to yeild comparable strength per inch figures. Each data point is the average of at least 3 test results. Samples were exposed in an actual outdoor environment (not labratory simulated) including full sun, wind, and rain but not saltwater in FLorida. The Dyneema 1" Uncoated is not offered by us as a netting matieral but was inculded in this test for comparison with the Urethane coated Dyneema which is available.