The world’s most energy efficient solar shade fabric.
Elite ProSilver™ 102 / 104 is the world’s most efficient fabric for roller blinds, reflecting up to 83% of the sun’s energy. ProSilver™ is designed to keep you cool and comfortable, reduce glare and preserve your views outside. The secret of its superior and outstanding performance lies in its construction.
ProSilver™ 102 / 104 fabric is constructed of PVC coated fiberglass yarns for durability and superior tensile strength. Special weaving machines ensure the fabric has a uniform and smooth surface. Once the base fabric is woven, it is then bathed in a solution to remove any impurities and finally, passed through a purpose-built vacuum chamber where pure aluminum is heated, vapourized and bonded to the surface of the fabric forming a microscopically thin layer. It is this patented process that gives ProSilver™ its ability to reflect up to 83% of incoming infrared heat, UV light, and visible light.
Viewed from the exterior of a building, ProSilver™ fabric has an off-white appearance similar to standard white or grey shades, making it compliant with most building decor codes. As the sun’s rays hit the back of the fabric, light is diffused and scattered in all directions eliminating any mirror-like effect.
Elite ProSilver™ 102 / 104 is available in 2% and 4% openness factors.
ProSilver™ 102/104 boasts a uniform level of performance across its entire colour range. Unlike conventional solar shading fabrics, a light or dark coloured fabric will yield virtually the same performance values.
The vacuum bonding process used to make ProSilver™ 102/104, permanently bonds the aluminum coating to the fabric. The aluminum does not flake or peel off. The bonding process also preserves the natural weave of the fabric, leaving openings between the yarns to allow optimal amounts of light into a room while enabling occupants to see out. Other metalizing processes that use spray-on or lamination coatings do not achieve the same level of reflection or adhesion quality. Application of the aluminum with these process can clog the openings in the fabric, limit outside views, and make the aluminum coating susceptible to flaking and scuffing.
The images below demonstrates the effectiveness of metalization and how the vacuum bonding process used on ProSilver™ 102/104 fuses the aluminum to the fabric yarns only without clogging the pores of the fabric.
The two images on the left (when viewed from a desktop browser) 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. Light can be seen passing through the pores as well as through the yarns themselves, which causes glare, eyestrain, and heat issues for building occupants.