OmniaScreen is a 2×2 basketweave style metalized screen fabric. It is woven from PVC coated polyester yarns in a 3% openness factor, and is designed for interior solar shading. OmniaScreen reflects up to 74% of solar energy, which can lead to high potential energy savings on cooling, lighting and heating. From the exterior, OmniaScreen appears off-white with no mirror effect as reflected heat and light are diffused.
Like all of our metalized fabrics, OmniaScreen is colour independent, which means:
- No matter what colour is chosen on the inside of the building, the exterior facade will remain one consistent look.
- Metalized fabrics retain more of their true colour when the sun shines through as opposed to standard non-metalized solar shade fabrics.
- Great value / performance
- Clear view through thanks to 2×2 basketweave style
- 3% Openness Factor
- Up to 74% solar reflection
- Thick and robust look & feel
- Light Transmission max 6%
- Phthalate free PVC – PET composition
Other metalizing processes that use spray-on coatings, can clog the openings in the yarn, limit outside views, and make the aluminum coating susceptible to flaking and scuffing. Spray on coatings have also not achieved the same reflectivity compared with OmniaScreen. By contrast, the vacuum bonding process used by Verosol to make OmniaScreen leaves fabric pores open to allow optimal amounts of light into a room while enabling occupants to see out.
The images below demonstrate how the vacuum bonding process fuses the aluminum to the fabric yarns while keeping the pores of the fabric open.
The two images on the left (when viewed from a desktop computer) show how the metalizing process seals the fabric, thereby preventing light from passing through the yarns. This reduces glare and heat and allows for clear and crisp outside views. The images on the right show non-metalized fabrics, where light can be seen passing through the pores as well as through the yarns themselves causing glare, eyestrain, and heat issues for building occupants.