Frequently Asked Questions


How long does the mesh last in the sun?
All our netting, with the exception of the collection cloaks, is UV treated for protection against the sun (720 Kly). At our latitude, the useful life of these meshes against solar degradation is “at least” 5 years. In other areas of the planet, due to the greater incidence of solar radiation, the useful life of the mesh is reduced.
What is the water stability of the mesh?

In principle, the netting is totally stable against water, unless there are certain chemical compounds in suspension related to the fertilization of crop fields or discharges from urban or industrial waste. In such a case we cannot guarantee the stability of the material.

What agents can affect my mesh?

In principle, the main agents that can affect high density polyethylene (HDPE) netting are chlorine, sulfur and solar radiation. This does not mean that there is no other type of harmful agent, we only mention those that can most commonly affect.

Can I make special mesh widths?
In principle, the standard width of all our nets does not exceed 5.00 meters. However, larger widths can be obtained by means of special joining seams with 3-thread overlock sewing machines.
Is the sewing thread treated for parts?
Of course it is; except for the mantles. We use a high density polyethylene thread with anti-solar treatment and 0.40mm gauge so that it has the same useful life as the woven material itself.
At what times of the year is each mesh used?
Theoretically it is feasible any time of the year to get any type of fabric that we manufacture, however there are always more susceptible times to find certain types of fabrics:


  • January February: We started consulting our customers about their shading netting needs in Northern Hemisphere countries.
  • June-August: Begin planning the production of mesh for olive harvesting blankets.
  • June-July: We start to approach our potential customers in order to plan the production of anti-hail netting so that it is installed before spring.
  • Year-round: The demand for anti-strip netting is continuous throughout the 12 months of the year, although demand increases in the spring and summer months.
Does the color give more or less shading? What if it is 45% how much shade?
Of course, the color of the fabric is important in relation to the percentage of shading it can give to the plants.

Shading percentages range from white to black, increasing the degree of actual shading they confer.

How can I get the price list?
In CONTACT FORM you can fill in a form and send it to us. One of our sales representatives will contact you shortly.
What is the shipping format?
Depending on the type of transport, it will be one way or another. For example, for domestic shipments by agency, the rolls or bundles would be palletized, while for large volume international transit shipments, the material is placed directly in the trucks or containers to make the best use of the available space inside.

Solar UV radiation

How can we help you?

Contact information


VAT NUMBER: B23403447

P.I. Retamar, s/n UPI 8.1, 23680 Alcalá la Real, Jaén, Spain

Phone: +34 953 587 508

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Email: info@rabitaagrotextil.com

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