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Knittex was established in 1969 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.



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



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



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.



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.



Knittex Ground Sheet is a raised profile knitted mesh fabric, ideally suited for camping, picnics, garden parties etc.

Perimeter Net


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



Business and government infra-structure developments place huge demands on mother earth in the form of new and improved road networks and land excavations in the mining and industrial sectors.

Soil Stabilisation Net


Soil Stabilisation Net is a knitted mesh net used in low incline and flat land rehabilitation of grasses and other vegetation.

Barrier 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.

Windbreak Nets


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.

Ropes & Twines


Get details on our available ropes and twines here.

Frost Guard


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

Aquaculture Netting


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

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 SABS (The South African Bureau of Standards), 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.


Whether purchasing agricultural or industrial shade netting or one of the brightly coloured decorative fabrics, you can be assured that every product has been made using the best High Density Polyethylene, pigments and ultra violet inhibitors available.

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.


Knittex holds the prestigious South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) 1703 Quality Certification Mark, since July 1997, for all its shade netting fabrics. SABS 1703 for shade netting assures the consumer that product bearing this mark is of the highest quality and has been manufactured according to the stringent quality requirements of the SABS.