The world’s most energy efficient solar shade fabric.
SilverScreen™ from Verosol is a metalized interior solar shade fabric that is available in 2% and 4% openness. The secret of its superior and outstanding performance lies in its construction.
SilverScreen™ 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. Inside the vacuum chamber pure aluminum is heated, vapourized and then bonded to the surface of the fabric forming a microscopically thin layer. It is this patented process that gives SilverScreen™ its ability to reflect up to 75% of incoming infrared heat, UV light, and visible light.
Viewed from the exterior of a building, SilverScreen™ fabric has an off-white appearance similar to standard white or grey shades. As the sun’s rays hit the back of SilveScreen™, light is diffused and scattered in all directions eliminating any mirror effect.
SilverScreen™ is a colour-performance-independent fabric – meaning that unlike standard solar shade fabrics, SilverScreen™ has virtually the same solar and optical performance across its entire colour range.
(updated digital fabric colour gallery coming soon)
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 reflective performance compared with SilverScreen™. The vacuum bonding process used by Verosol to make SilverScreen™, permanently bonds the fabric to the aluminum coating and leaves the 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 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.