Hiraoka Sundream & Sunclear

If you need protection from the elements but don’t want to lose natural light Hiraoka has a new and innovative solution with the SX Transparent Series. The series includes the Hiraoka Sundream H, Sundream Cool and Sunclear. These three high quality, transparent fabrics that can keep the weather and harmful UV radiation out while letting light in. This range of commercial-grade, PVC coated polyester fabrics come with dirt-resistant and easy clean coatings for even longer lasting sails.

Sundream H

This fabric incorporates a UV protection layer that blocks 99.7% of UVA and 99.9% of UVB radiation while still allowing 62% light transmission. If you’re wanting a touch of colour, the Sundream H is also available in charcoal, blue and bronze. These colours are still semi-transparent allowing more than 30% light transmission depending on your colour choice. Compare that to a normal shade sail, for example, the Rainbow Shade Z16 in the colour Laguna Blue, which only allows 11% light transmission.

Sundream Cool

This fabric includes the same UV blocking technology as the Sundream H with the addition of Hiraoka’s heat shield technology. Compared to Sundream H, this fabric reflects up to 30% more infrared light, reducing solar heat gain. The pearlescent and near-transparent finish to the fabric means it comes to life and almost glows in the sunlight with 54% light transmission.


This heavy-duty fabric is Sundream H’s big brother. Thicker, heavier and even stronger, it’s a great choice for covering large spans in any space from residential to commercial. This fabric can block 99.5% of UVA and 99.9% of UVB rays with 65% light transmission, making it the most transparent fabric Hiraoka produces.

Now you can maintain natural light while protecting yourself and your family from the burning Australian sun. The SX Transparent Series is a great solution where a normal shade sail isn’t. You can rely on these hard-wearing fabrics that are designed to last and backed by a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty on the fabric and coatings.

Custom Made Shade Sails can provide tailored transparent and weather-proof sails designed to suit your needs. Contact us today for your free design and quote and ask one of our expert installers about the SX Transparent Series.

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