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Enduris™ Glass Core Technology

Sustainable performance, leading design and proven durability in shading fabrics

Overview (en)

ENDURIS™ GLASS CORE TECHNOLOGY: Sustainable performance, leading design, and proven durability in shading fabrics

Enduris™ Glass Core technology is a proprietary combination of superior-quality coatings and glass yarns, fully tested production techniques, and proven performance characteristics, which are at the core of all their glass-core shading fabrics. Developed by pioneering weaving partners Helioscreen, Mermet and Hexcelscreen with more than 60 years experience in high-performance sun protection solutions.

Fabrics with  Enduris™ Glass Core technology enhance the room aesthetic, provide great outward visibility, and ensure outstanding strength and durability for all shade applications.

Designed and tested for the highest levels of performance, with a wide palette of attractive designs, the fabrics have been installed in offices and executive suites, educational and health-care facilities, public spaces, hotels, restaurants, and residential areas.

An innovative vinyl coating protects the fiberglass, providing additional durability with UV inhibitors, adding flame resistance, and also making the fabric colorfast to light.

Key Features

Enduris Fabric

  • Superior coating uniformity and surface aspect
  • High resistance to temperature variations
  • Naturally fire resistant
  • Dimensionally stable - minimal stretching/sagging
  • Chemically inert
  • Non-rotting
  • Low thermal conductivity
  • UV inhibitors
  • Glass fiber yarns are a natural composite material
  • Easy to clean

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Material (en)

Material Technology

Enduris Fabric The durability and stability of Enduris™ technology comes from the inside out, starting with a fiberglass strand that makes it naturally fire resistant, dimensionally stable, and resistant to expansion and stretching due to heat. An innovative vinyl coating protects the fiberglass, providing additional durability with UV inhibitors, adding flame resistance, and also making the fabric colorfast to light.

As a material, glass has many significant benefits that make it good for screen fabrics. Manufacturing and resource benefits include:

  • Glass fiber yarns come from natural & abundant materials. Unlike some synthetic compounds based on petroleum
  • Glass is essentially a pure mineral and does not easily interact with materials in the environment
  • State of the art production methods create finer, smoother yarns, yielding fabrics that look and perform better
  • Reduced water consumption during the manufacturing process

Key features

  • Glass is lightweight, but extremely strong
  • High-performance levels for heat protection
  • Strength and stability with elongation and stretching
  • High resistance to heat and integral flame resistance
  • Suited for installations which require Class A fire ratings
  • Meets even the strictest European M1 and B1 standards for fire safety
  • Glass is a natural material and is chemically inert
  • Glass fiber yarns come from natural & abundant materials
  • 57% of PVC coatings are salt-based, consuming less petroleum for manufacture than many other polymers
  • Reduced use of non-renewable energy in manufacturing

Performance (en)

Performance Facts

The proven outstanding strength and quality of fabrics with Enduris™ Glass Core technology make them a leading option for architects and designers.

Solar shading fabrics made with Enduris™ Glass Core technology effectively manage solar heat protection contributing to energy savings such as cooling load reductions of 40% to 60% according to applications and building location.

Enduris™ Glass Core technology shading fabrics contribute to sustainable buildings by:

  • Effectively managing solar heat protection
  • Diffusing incoming natural light
  • Enhancing interior comfort as much as 5°C to 15°C
  • Increasing occupant productivity
  • Giving excellent protection against UV radiation
  • Reduced greenhouse gases and ozone depletion from users, due to energy savings
  • Indoor air quality with low VOCs release
  • Self extinguishing fabric
  • Low maintenance requirements and long product lifespan (of up to 20 years)
  • External blinds featuring Enduris™ Glass Core fabrics have been tested to eliminate up to 95% of heat from solar radiation (up to 75% with internal blinds - with double low-e reflective glazing)

Meets the strictest fire certifications in the construction market

France M1 (NFP 92 503) UK (BS 476 pt 6 class 0) Germany B1 (DIN 4102-1) USA FR (NFPA 701)

Enduris™ Glass core fabrics can make significant contributions to the certifications of eco-friendly buildings worldwide including LEED ,BREEAM and HQE contribution

ISO (en)

ISO Certifications

Fabrics made with Enduris™ Glass Core fabrics comply with all the strictest regulations and controls.

Our production processes meet the European Community Regulation and use ISO standards for international recognition of our testing methods.

  • Textiles certified by independent third-parties for the eco-toxicity and indoor air quality.
  • Fire certifications and thermal and optical measurements are undertaken by external laboratories.
  • Enduris™ Glass Core screen fabrics have low/reduced off-gassing by the strict control of the chemical formulations and the composition of the fabrics.
  • Enduris™ Glass Core fabrics pass all the major internationally recognised tests for indoor pollutant emissions such as : Aldehydes, including Formaldehyde, Phthalates, Fibrous particles and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • Enduris has been certified by Greenguard (www.greenguard.org) and OekoTex (www.oeko-tex.com)
  • Complies with the European Energy Performance of Building Directives
  • Meets worldwide Green Buildings requirements : LEED (USA), HQE (France), BREEAM (UK), MINERGIE (Switzerland), PASSIVHAUS (Germany)
  • Outdoor screen blinds have the best thermal comfort (up to class 4, EN 14501 according to references)
  • Indoor screen blinds have a very good effect on thermal comfort (up to class 4, EN 14501 according to references)

Solutions (en)

Solutions & Specifications

Today, architects, designers, building owners and occupants require durable solar shading strategies that deliver optimal levels of interior comfort with lower levels of energy consumption.

For over 60 years weaving partners Helioscreen, Mermet, Hexcelscreen have collaborated with the world’s leading architects and designers to deliver high performance screen fabrics and durable operating systems.

From simple controls to fully integrated intelligent control systems our solar shading solutions deliver outstanding performance and play a key role in creating sustainable buildings.

Shades using fabrics with Enduris™ Glass Core Technology have been specified and installed in thousands of commercial and residential projects around the world. Applications include: external or internal blinds, roller blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, panel tracks, skylights, horizontal blinds, velums architectural application, signage and acoustic absorption.

A complete range of fabrics for interior and exterior applications—including a variety of colors, openness factors, and weaves, Enduris Glass Core Technology meets the toughest performance standards, sustainability, and aesthetic specifications.

Our Sun Control experts around the world provide a range services help specifiers select the right solutions for either new buildings or major retrofitting projects.

  • Assistance with sustainable buildings with certifications : BREEAM, LEED, HQE
  • Calculation of solar heat gain/gtot value with specific glazing
  • Energy saving simulation reports
  • Product training on how to optimize shading solutions
  • Free On-line Continuing Education Course with AEC Daily
  • Assistance to complete specifications for sustainable buildings with certifications: BREEAM, LEED, HQE

Sustainability (en)

Sustainability

Mermet & Helioscreen have been at the forefront of screen fabric innovation creating and commercializing a range of glass-fiber screen fabrics from the 1950's to provide energy savings with shading solutions in the building market.

At our specialized Sun Control R&D centers in Europe, USA and Asia our engineers and designers are working together developing new products and solutions. Even the smallest refinement in a product can bring about big benefits in energy savings and light management.

We are passionate about seeking out, testing and developing new ideas and concepts that will enhance the comfort and safety of the end users, and the functionality and durability of our products as when every part of a building works together, comfortable, healthy and productive environments are created.

Our products contribute to sustainable buildings by effectively managing natural daylight enhancing interior comfort, increasing occupant productivity and reducing energy consumption.

Fabrics made with Enduris™ Glass Core fabrics comply with all the strictest regulations and controls and our production processes meet the European Community Regulation and use ISO standards for international recognition of our testing methods.

  • Textiles certified by independent third-parties for the eco-toxicity and indoor air quality
  • Fire certifications and thermal and optical measurements are undertaken by external laboratories
  • Enduris™ Glass Core screen fabrics have low/reduced off-gassing by the strict control of the chemical formulations and the composition of the fabrics
  • Enduris™ Glass Core fabrics pass all the major internationally recognised tests for indoor pollutant emissions such as : Aldehydes, including Formaldehyde, Phthalates, Fibrous particles and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • Enduris has been certified by Greenguard (www.greenguard.org) and OekoTex (www.oeko-tex.com)
  • Complies with the European Energy Performance of Building Directives
  • Meets worldwide Green Buildings requirements : LEED (USA), HQE (France), BREEAM (UK), MINERGIE (Switzerland), PASSIVHAUS (Germany)
  • Outdoor screen blinds have the best thermal comfort (up to class 4, EN 14501 according to references)
  • Indoor screen blinds have a very good effect on thermal comfort (up to class 4, EN 14501 according to references)

Hunter Douglas companies remain at the forefront of developing sustainable product concepts in the window covering and architectural products industry, by constantly innovating the ability of our products' ability to 'play with, and manage light'.

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