Cowpens, SC (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
Mermet, a world leader in solar protection fabrics carries on its tradition of producing innovative, quality roller shade fabrics with the unveiling of KOOLBLACK Technology and the new E Screen with KOOLBLACK Technology fabric collection. This patented science changes the long-standing void in energy savings performance of dark color screens by adding heat reflection properties to the fabric.
Until today, when heat reflection properties were specified for a building envelope, architects and designers were left to choose light color or metalized fabrics while giving up glare control, clear outer view, exterior building aesthetics, and other options when selecting their shade fabric. Now, for the first time ever, Mermet brings these features together with KOOLBLACK Technology.
“This has been a 5-year development and it is exciting to see it come to market” says Jules, Duguay, General Manager, “KOOLBLACK Technology gives Mermet a strong edge in the market and has the comfort and energy savings features architects and building owners are looking for.”
KOOLBLACK Technology reflects Near Infrared (NIR) solar radiation, reduces interior fabric and room temperatures and improves the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) up to 23% versus common dark colored screen fabrics. E Screen with KOOLBLACK Technology is constructed in a 2 x 2 basket weave pattern for clear, crisp outer view and contributes to a building’s ability to earn LEED certification due to its unique heat reflection properties and energy saving performance.
For additional information or to request fabric samples and technical information on E Screen with KOOLBLACK Technology, contact Mermet Marketing at info(at)mermetusa(dot)com or call toll free at 1 866 902 9647. To view Mermet’s entire product line visit our website at http://www.mermetusa.com.
Mermet was founded in Lyon, France in 1951, and entered the solar protection market in 1976. Over the next 35 years, Mermet has developed the most technologically advanced, sustainable solar shading fabrics in the industry. Its first US operation was a distribution facility in Cincinnati, Ohio opened in 1982, and the company established its first manufacturing center in Cowpens, South Carolina in 2000. Today, Mermet employs 125 associates with sales worldwide.