Happy New Year from Rainbow Shade!
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Happy New Year

Welcome to 2017. At Rainbow Shade we are committed to supplying superior products & service to fulfill the needs of our valued clients & as such are proud to launch 2 new colours in the Z16 range which are available ex stock. We will be updating your swatches to include these as soon as possible.

In this issue: 

  • Shade Sail Season is Upon Us
  • New Ziptrak SuperSprings are Moving into the Market Place
  • New Top Stop
  • Quotable Quotes

Shade Sail Season is Upon Us

Now that we are in the thick of Shade Sail season it is important for both you and your customers that they choose the best shade fabric for this and future summers.

Rainbow Shade Z16 has proven itself for protection, performance and longevity with 20 + years in the Australasian markets.

  • Provides one of the best UV protection rates in the industry, independently tested and verified.
  • Proven performance in the field for peace of mind.
  • Your choice from 25 colours now available .
  • Extremely strong and light weight for ease of handling.
  • Knitted not woven, and fully stentored rather than merely heat-set for fabric stability.
  • Consistent stretch factor 6% along the warp, 2.5% across the weft for accurate design.

Truly exceptional memory quality for a long-lasting crisp installation.

Car parked on our shade fabric -  The strength of the fabric is driven by design rather than by weight.

New Ziptrak® SuperSprings Have Moved Into the Market Place
Rainbow Shade is the original and leading supplier of Ziptrak® in New Zealand.

SuperSprings replace all previous Ziptrak® springs and will give quieter, smoother and easier operation. Some of the new features are visually identifiable while others are "Under the hood improvements"

  • The reducer, on the SuperSpring end, allows for more even squarer rolling of the Ziptrak® spline giving an improved appearance of the screen.
  • SuperSpring spring loaded lock (Pawl) makes installation easier whilst removing the possibility of the lock engaging unintentionally during operation
These are now colour coded:

Green lock: Short, Medium & Standard SuperSpring
Grey Lock: New Heavy Duty SuperSpring
Yellow Lock: Helper SuperSpring. 

  • Top spline entry point, allows installation & manipulation of Ziptrak® spline and screen without the need to remove the SuperSpring from the roller tube.
  • SuperSpring coil support, this keeps the spring centralised in the top tube facilitating quieter & smoother operation. 
  • Bearings, all SuperSprings now have bearings which again allows for quieter & smoother operation.
An updated Fabricators Manual is available by contacting Rainbow Shade. This manual outlines in more detail allowances & specifications of the new SuperSpring range which includes:
  • Required deductions during fabrication.
  • SuperSpring tensioning requirements. 
  • SuperSpring selection chart.
  • SuperSpring tension comparisons. 
  • SuperSpring locking clip (Pawl) identification legend.
Ziptrak® is recognised as the best track-guided spring-operated outdoor screen system. Having distributed Ziptrak® for the past 10 years, we know this product intimately and can help you get the best out of it. 

New Top Stop

The new Top Stop is stronger due to a thicker and improved shape. Additionally, the universal design allows it to be installed on both left and right sides.
There is no update to documentation, and the price and product code remains unchanged. These will be phased in early in the new  year.
The Ziptrak® team is constantly innovating to enhance the system, following valuable feedback from Ziptrak® retailers and Authorised Fabricators.  We hope you enjoy this update!

Quotable Quotes

  • 'Stay positive. You can listen to the cynics and believe success is impossible, or believe "with the right help all things are possible."
  • Take a morning walk of gratitude. It creates a fertile mind for success. You can't be stressed and thankful at the same time, and when you combine gratitude with physical exercise you give yourself a double-boost of positive energy and natural anti-depressants.

Contact Rainbow Shade Today

Please call us on 0508 665 665 or e-mail us for more information on any of our products such as Z16, E32 and DriZ shade fabrics, the translucent Hiraoka Sundream and Sunclear range, Ziptrak® components and screens and Simu motorisation.

Rainbow Shade is the OFPANZ 2015 Supplier of the Year.

Rainbow Shade Website

We continue to update our website with useful resources such as specifications, colours and brochures. We trust this is useful for you and look forward to any feedback you may have.

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