The pole is made of aluminium because it is rigid and corrosion-resistant.
The pole is polyester powder coated to give a coloured, lasting finish.
The fabric is made of polyester. It is tear-resistant, waterproof, and blocks almost 98% of UV radiation from the sun.
The base is made of steel, as it is heavy, rigid and strong in compression.
It is polyester powder coated for an aesthetic lasting finish.
The product comes flat-packed, meaning that a greater number can be carried in one truck-load, minimising transportation pollution.
The four part base (bought separately) fits over the four spokes at the base of the parasol.
This one is made of UV resistant polypropylene. It is filled with 64L of sand to make a heavy, stable base.
Polypropylene is chosen as it is rigid, impact resistant and durable. Being UV resistant, it is ideal for outdoor use.www.ikea.com