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Cool Blind – it really is cooler

New Cool Blind technology from Wilson Fabrics as the name says really is Cool. According to the brochure “Cool Blind is a unique Australian Made PVC Free screen fabric designed to meet the energy saving requirements of modern environmentally responsible building design, while still remaining stylish for any home or office. Surface temperature of Cool Blind remains on average 26% cooler than PVC screens in direct sunlight; reducing heat transfer into rooms, thereby reducing the demand on A/C systems”.

Our Wilson Rep Dean showed us how he puts Cool Blind fabric to the test by using a heat lamp and digital temperature gauge. A standard PVC screen fabric and the Cool Blind fabric are placed over a light box with a heat lamp directing heat evenly onto both fabrics and left to sit for approximately 20 minutes. After that time we measured the temperature of both the fabrics and the results were indisputable.

The Cool Blind showed a significantly lower radiant temperature than the standard PVC screen fabric. These results will have have a great impact on home owners who choose Cool Blind fabric for window treatments. Inside temperatures of rooms where the sun hits directly onto the window will be great reduced keeping your home and inside environment cooler and more comfortable.

Cool Blind fabrics are suitable for Roller Blinds, Roman Blinds and Panel Glides. They have the same visual benefit as PVC screens but are cooler and PVC free. Cool Blind is protected by Stain Protect fabric protector which makes it more resistant to stains and soiling and easier to clean.

 

A standard PVC screen fabric and Cool Blind fabric are put to the test using a heat lamp to mimic the suns rays

A standard PVC screen fabric and Cool Blind fabric are put to the test using a heat lamp to mimic the suns rays

Standard PVC screen showing a temperature of over 50 degrees.

Standard PVC screen showing a temperature of over 50 degrees.

The temperature of the Cool Blind is significantly lower at 33.6 degrees.

The temperature of the Cool Blind is significantly lower at 33.6 degrees.

Our Wilson representative Dean explaining the benefits of new Cool Blind technology.

Our Wilson representative Dean explaining the benefits of new Cool Blind technology.