Elite ProSilver™ 203 is a metalized screen fabric woven in the popular 2×2 basketweave style. It is made from PVC coated polyester yarns in a 3% openness factor and is designed for interior roller blinds. ProSilver™ 203 reflects up to 74% of solar energy, which can lead to high potential energy savings on cooling, lighting and heating. From the exterior, ProSilver™ 203 appears off-white with no mirror-like effect as reflected heat and light are diffused.
Like all of our metalized fabrics, ProSilver™ 203 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.
The vacuum bonding process used to make ProSilver™ 203, 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 demonstrate how the vacuum bonding process used on ProSilver™ 203 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.