Creating healthy indoor spaces

ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILES

Conscious interior design is more important than ever. Given the amount of time we spend indoors on a daily basis, we need healthy, comfortable and inspiring indoor spaces that contribute to our productivity and well-being. Window covering textiles with antimicrobials help creating healthier interiors. They are particularly suitable for use in sanitary facilities such as hospitals and laboratories, as well as in all sorts of damp spaces, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Here is all you need to know about antimicrobial textiles. And, yes, we have them in our collection.

WHAT IS ANTIMICROBIAL?

Let’s start with explaining the term antimicrobial. One speaks of 'microbial' when something relates to or is caused by microorganisms. Bacteria, algae and fungi are among microorganisms. Antimicrobial is an agent that either stops the growth or kills microorganisms.

UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS OF MICROORGANISMS

Microorganism growth on textiles causes a range of undesirable effects, not only on the textile itself, but also on the user. Some effects include the generation of unpleasant odor, reduction in mechanical strength of the textile, stains and discoloration and an increased likelihood of user contamination.

HOW TO CONTROL MICROORGANISMS?

Depending on the moisture, nutrients and temperature levels of their surroundings, commonly found bacteria and fungi are able to quickly multiple. Some of these bacteria populations may even double every 20 to 30 minutes under ideal conditions. Negative effects can be controlled by durable antimicrobial finishing of the textile using broad-spectrum biocides or by incorporating the biocide into synthetic fibers during extrusion.

THE USE OF ANTIMICROBIALS

Most of the antimicrobial agents used in commercial textiles are biocides. These biocides act in different ways according to their chemical and structural nature. Textile treated with biocide is protected from undesirable bacterial and fungal infection. In addition, the function of a bioactive finish on a fabric is twofold. The active agent protects the user from microorganisms for aesthetic, hygiene, or medical reasons, and protects the textile from bio deterioration caused by mold, mildew, and fungi. Any antimicrobial treatment incorporated within a textile, besides being efficient against microorganisms, must be non-toxic to the consumer and to the environment.

MÜNCHEN: A BESTSELLING FABRIC AVAILABLE WITH ANTIMICROBIAL FINISH

The complete München collection, including the flame-retardant qualities, are now available with an antimicrobial finish on request. The must-have basic for every roller blind collection has a textile look and feel and is worked out in a wide range of essential colors.

DISCOVER OUR ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILES

REGARDING THE ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS, DIFFERENT TYPES HAVE BEEN USED WITHIN OUR COLLECTION. FOR DETAILS, PLEASE SEE THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS PER TEXTILE.

MÜNCHEN LIGHT FILTERING

Light filtering, plain fabric munchen is made of polyester and has subtle textile look and feel. Fabric Munchen is PVC free and free of VOC's, Phthalate, Formaldehyde and heave metals, whick perserves the indoor quality. The fabric is safe for direct skin contact.

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SCREEN NATURAL CARE

Screen 'Care' is perfectly suitable for hospitals, thanks to its antimicrobial finishing that is resistant to bacteria and aggressive cleaning methods withou fading color. The light filtering fabric is made of 100% polyester and safe for direct skin contact.

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SCREEN ESSENTIAL 3000

Screen Essential 3000 is a polyester based fabric with a 2x2 basket wrave. The collection is available in oppeness factors of 1%, 3%, 5% and 10%. The screens each have the same structure, which gives them the exact same optic. By mixing various openness factors in one space, a uniform look can be achieved.

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SCREEN ESSENTIAL 5000

With a variety of openness factors the Screen Essential 5000 collection offers the ideal solution for all needs in terms of heat and light management. By mixing the openness factors, a uniform look can be achieved. The flame-retardant screens are made of high-quality polyester yearns for additional strength and stability.

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SCREEN ASSET

Thanks to a special finishing, the revolutionary dark-colored screen asset helps to create a cooler indoor climate, while ensuring a great view outside. Screen Asset comes in a range of dark colors and allows to use these dark colors while enjoying functional comfort.

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SCREEN SATINÉ

This polyester based screen has a satine weave and comes in openness factor of 3%. Thanks to the combination of the special finishing and the satine weave texture, this screen reflects up to 60% solar energy. The backside of the fabric is light-colored, which ensures higher solar energy reflection.

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SCREEN REFLECTION

The high-performance screen combines the best of both worlds in terms of visual and thermal comfort. It reflects heat and filters natural daylight to the inside to prevent glare, regardless of the chosen color. Thanks to its metallized backing, the fabric has a solar reflection of up to 76%.

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SCREEN RINGS

The graphical circle patterns of this jacquard-woven screen fabric create an architectural look and feel. Screen Rings is polyester based and has an openness factor of 15% The fabric is free of VOC's, Phthalate, Formaldehyde and heavy metals, which preserve the indoor quality.

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SCREEN STRUCTURE

The irregular linen-look weaving texture of this screen fabric creates a natural look. The fabric has an openness factor of 6% and is available in 4 timeless colors. Fabric Structure is free of VOC's, Phthalate, Formaldehyde and heavy metals, and as a result, helps perserve the indoor air quality.

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