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Knittex was established in 1964 and is known as a world leader in the manufacture and supply of knitted synthetic fabrics / shade net used in the agricultural, domestic (i.e. nursery shade cloth, knitted shade cloth, garden windbreak netting, shading nets), industrial (i.e. greenhouse netting), civil and mining (i.e. windbreak nets, barrier nets, safety barrier netting) industries.

Knittex has built up a reputation for reliability and quality in all the markets it serves as a result of the expertise of a well-established sales team, with unrivalled product knowledge and an in-depth understanding of its application.

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Every Knittex product has been made to a very high standard, using the best pigments, High Density Polyethylene and ultra violet inhibitors available. Rigorous burst, tear, shade and other tests are carried out to meet stringent standards set out and regulated by various global Standards Providers such as the SATAS (South African Technical Auditing Service), AS (The Australian Standards), Cal Fire (The Californian State Fire Marshal) and ASTM International (The American Society of Testing and Materials).

As one of Southern Africa’s longest established suppliers of industrial and decorative shade netting, Knittex has built up a reputation for reliability and quality in the agricultural, industrial, commercial, mining and civil markets that it serves.

This reputation is due to the expertise of its sales staff, with their unrivalled product knowledge and in-depth understanding of its application and the stringent quality testing that every Knittex product undergoes.Rigorous burst, tear and shade tests are carried out to meet stringent standards set by global Standards Providers. This ensures all Knittex products meet the highest set standards when protecting your fruit, vegetables, flowers, crops, animals, boats, cars, caravans, machinery and equipment against the ravages of sun, wind and hail.

All Knittex products are made to exact specifications and can be supplied stentered or unstentered depending on the application and client needs.

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Spectranet Climate Control

SpectraNet is the ultimate shade net for climate control and light wave manipulation in the agricultural and horticultural industries.

Durable Decorative Shade Netting

Colourshade is the most durable and colourful decorative shade netting available that enhances and protects your valuable assets.

Unique Waterproof Shade Net

Knipol is a unique waterproof shade net fabric combining the exceptional features and properties of SpectraNet shade netting with a clear laminated high density polyethylene waterproof coating.

Revolutionary All-Weather Shade Net

DriZ the revolutionary ALL WEATHER shade net provides the ultimate in all-weather protection against the harsh elements of sun, rain, hail, snow and wind.

Raised Profile Mesh Fabric

Knittex Ground Sheet is a raised profile knitted mesh fabric, ideally suited for camping, picnics, garden parties etc. This open aperture lock-stitch ground sheet allows sand and dirt to fall through the open mesh structure, whilst at the same time protecting the grass from dying because of a lack of light and air.

Attractive Flexible Barrier Net

Knittex Perimeter Netting is an attractive flexible barrier net used to demarcate building construction sites and restrict unauthorised entry.

Knittex Perimeter Netting is a knitted lock-stitch mesh fabric, manufactured from High Density Polyethylene, high quality pigments and UV stabilisers.

Fluorescent Bands Demarcation Net

Knittex Barrier Net is a demaraction net used extensively for cordoning off building and construction sites, dangerous work areas and parking areas at sport, school and festival events.

Knittex Barrier Net is a tough High Density Polyethylene knitted net which has excellent weathering, chemical and crack-resistant properties.

Penetrable Wind Barrier Protection

Knittex Windbreak Nets provide a penetrable wind barrier to protect crops, plants, soil and buildings and are unlike solid wind barriers which can cause more damage than the wind itself.

Windbreak Nets reduce the wind velocity on the leeward side by approximately 35%, thus reducing damage caused by sandblasting, erosion, water evaporation and temperature fluctuations.

Braided And Twisted Ropes

Knittex supplies rope and twine that is manufactured from predominately extruded polyethylene, polypropylene and co-polymer products. Our ropes and twines are also available in other fibres in yarn form such as cotton, rayon, nylon and polyester.

Our Twine, Braid and Stranded rope comes in a variety of packaging for numerous markets i.e. agricultural, mining, fishing, retail and wholesale.

Frost Guard Protects

If your weather is a bit too cold or your plants a little tender, Knittex Frost Guard will help your garden through winter.

Plants are most vulnerable at night when temperatures drop, moisture is in the air and the wind picks up. Weather is also so unpredictable and one never knows when an unexpected frost may occur. Generally, plants do not grow much during winter, so to prevent them being set back even further through cold conditions and/or frost, protect them with Knittex Frost Guard, a polyester spunbond membrane fabric.

Aquaculture Netting, (Knitted HDPE Mesh Fabrics)

Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants.

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Physical Address
1350 Staal Road
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Business Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00-16:30
Tuesday: 8:00-16:30
Wednesday: 8:00-16:30
Thursday: 8:00-16:30
Friday: 8:00-15:00
Saturday: Closed

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