Screen fabric blinds comparison

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Solar protection is a standard element of modern building design. With the right kind of solar protection, energy is saved and at the same time living comfort is improved. The best result in terms of all the benefits of sunscreen is achieved with a screen awning placed on the outside, preferably powered by automation.The placement of the sunscreen, the operating mechanism and the choice of fabric have a lot to do with how much the protection counteracts heat / glare / visibility.
In this article, we will open up the features of screen blinds fabric, and we will try to make it easier to choose the right kind of screen blinds fabric to suit your destination. 

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OPTICAL FACTORS – OF % of fabric

OF % is the “openness” of the fabric as a percentage. E.g. for darkening and covering fabrics, the VALUE OF is 0%, since you cannot see through them at all.

A feature of screen blinds fabric is precisely the mesh-likeness of the fabric, thanks to which you can still see through the fabric.
The bigger the OF value, the better you can see through the fabric – and the more solar energy is also transferred through the fabric.


According to numerous studies, an office exposed from 25 ° C to a temperature of 30 ° C leads to a 2% decrease in productivity.
This figure can be up to 10% when the temperature exceeds 30 ° C. External blinds provide better protection than internal blinds, since solar radiation that is partially absorbed (As) into the screen blinds fabric before reaching the glass is outside the glass and therefore does not heat the interior.

Outdoors, dark colors protect better against heat than light colors because they absorb more solar energy (lower Ts).

Accordingly, light colors are more effective in the interior. They absorb less heat (lower As) and reflect more (R) than dark colors.

Indoors, the most effective heat repeller is the densest screen blinds fabric; blacking thick screen blinds fabric that prevent the transfer of thermal radiation to interior textiles and surfaces.

Screen blinds fabric when installed inside works weakly against heat. The heat is already inside the glass, and at this stage it is only possible to influence how much light is allowed to seep into the surfaces. Of course, the dense screen blinds fabric helps to keep the interior cool in the same proportions as it shades – > heat is not absorbed into the textiles and surfaces of the interior – > the heating efficiency of sunlight decreases.

Blackout sturdy fabrics are the most insulating.

Thick and covering fabrics also insulate best in winter against heat loss through windows.

Gtot – The total throughput ratio of solar energy in combination with window glass.

Gtot = A percentage of the sun’s energy that actually penetrates the room through curtains and glasses. A small value means good thermal performance.

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Dark colors provide better transparency and are more effective at preventing glare. Indoors, dark colors absorb more heat and can warm the interior. If warming up the interior is a problem, then it is worth choosing a lighter fabric for the interior. – But not necessarily quite white due to the reflectivity of the white color (may reflect light with dazzling intensity).

An excellent interior screen blinds fabric in terms of its properties is Soltis screen color 2051: whitish outward, silver inside; whitish reflects heat and glare well outwards, and gray fabric when viewed from the inside does not dazzle so much + visibility outside is better than from white.  Screen blinds fabric contribute to glare indoors, but they are no longer capable of heat control inside the glass. So, when installed inside, the purpose of the screen shutter should be, above all, glare and visual protection. When looking for visual protection, a light and dense screen blinds fabric is the best choice in terms of its properties. You can always see through the screen blinds fabric to the brighter side, and the bigger of%, the more you can see through the fabric (in addition, dark fabrics have better visibility).

During darkness, you can also see the inside of the fabric if there are bright lights inside and there are no other curtains in between.

The dense and light fabric contributes to the function of visual protection, but without helping, you can always see at least the figures on the brighter side from the fabric.


Natural light is an important factor for well-being . Thus, it must be properly managed to avoid glare , which is a harmful cause of eye injuries and incidents.

In homes and other properties, it should be possible to regulate natural light so that sunscreens help prevent glare and heat during the day to achieve a comfortable indoor temperature and lighting. On the other hand, the bright nights in Finland also require darkening of the screen blinds fabric, and winters require additional insulation. So there is a need for a wide variety of sunscreens.
External screen awnings can be implemented for the windows, and roller blinds for the inside. This best serves the uses, saves energy and increases living comfort.

In working conditions such as offices, not only the right temperature, but also visual comfort ensures the work efficiency of employees. A suitable supply of natural light has been proven to reduce stress and improve productivity.

Screen blinds fabric, when chosen correctly, contribute to both thermoregulation and the amount of natural light. Especially in offices, balconies, etc. you want a glare shield, but the view outside should be maintained. With a screen canvas, this is possible. If you want to completely remove natural light from the space, you should choose 100% blackout roller blind screen blinds fabric, and if necessary, equip the roller blind with cassettes and side canals that minimize the light emitted from the side of the curtain

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This Is A Roller Shade Fabric And Screen Fabric Company That Has Been In Business For Over 20 Years.


Screen fabrics – We’re one of the biggest manufacturers of screen fabrics in China. Our factory has been making screen fabrics and other fabrics for more than 20 years. Check out our work.

Roller blinds – We’re a roller blinds fabric supplier based in China. We make all kinds of roller blinds fabrics and roller blinds hardware. If you need roller blinds, we got you covered.

Zebra Blinds – We make zebra blinds fabrics, which is a pretty cool name for a fabric. If you want zebra blinds, we got you covered.

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Discover more roller shade fabric that is simply perfect for your fabric collection!

This Is A Roller Shade Fabric Company That Has Been In Business For Over 20 Years. A wide variety of roller shade fabric that is sure to catch your eye!

We are experts in reducing customer costs in fabric design, screen fabric, development, production, and inventory. We avoid costly mistakes made by others. Others may offer lower purchase prices, but they will spend thousands of dollars on quality costs, low production efficiency, inventory costs, response delays, higher minimum requirements, and longer delivery times.

Industry-leading development and production efficiency. ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001 certified. No one knows more than we do about fabric design and performance. We have maintained and have immediate access to all our fabric developments since the company’s inception in 2002.

The industry’s best automated order tracking and status reporting. Immediate responsiveness – Signet Mills is known industry-wide for providing exceptional customer service. Your dedicated Business Manager ensures you receive prompt and professional service. Our dedicated Business Managers are focused on your specific needs in all facets of the customer experience.

Our personalized Inventory Management Systems (IMS) reduce client lead times by over 80%. IMS programs reduce inventory carrying costs by over 50%. IMS programs provide you with fabric in the quantities you need, when you need it! You only pay for your fabric under your standard terms when you pull it from inventory. We own and operate factory to reduce supply chain risks.

Many colours available

With thousands of the range roller blinds fabrics screen fabric available for you to choose from, we can offer you roller blinds that match your room. We have a variety of widths, lengths, and colors for you to choose from. You can have your roller blind made in any fabric that is available on our website so if there is a fabric in particular that catches your eye, contact us and we will see what we can do. If you wish we also offer free samples so don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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    Roll Length: 30m/roll

    Packing: Polybag and Carton Tube

    Port of Loading: Shanghai, China.

    20’ft container volume: Approx 290 Rolls.
    40’ft container volume: Approx 610 Rolls.

    Customized labels and logos are available.

    1 roll (If in stock), 500M each color and width (if no stock)

    We provide customers with a variety of flexible payment methods, such as: T/T, letter of credit at sight, Western Union, etc.

    Yes, we can provide customized services, such as colors, textures and patterns.


    We have Strongest Process Innovation, Industry-leading development and production efficiency. We have maintained and have immediate access to all our fabric developments since the company’s inception in 2002.

    All of our blackout fabric for blinds are made to order, and are manufactured especially for you and therefore you shall have no right to amend or cancel your order, return the goods or seek any refund of the price paid by you from us. This is because when we receive your order, the manufacturing process begins immediately, and the goods are manufactured to your exact specification. UNITEC Textile offer a free sample service and we recommend customers use this before ordering to ensure the correct fabric/colour is chosen.

    Made to measure products are custom made to your requirements/choice and under the distance selling regulations, we cannot accept any made to measure products back. Once made our products are suitable only to you and therefore cannot be cancelled or returned. Because of this, it is extremely important that you are sure about the product that you want and also the size you require. We strongly recommend that you double-check your order to ensure the products ordered and window codes/measurements are correct. This does not affect your statutory rights.

    If you have received a faulty or damaged product, please contact us within 24hrs of receipt, please include your order number and photographic evidence of the fault/damage, this will enable us to deal quickly and efficiently with the problem.

    If we have made an error with your order, UNITEC Textile will bear all costs for collecting and supplying you with the correct products.

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    Yes, we can provide you with inventory services. This can save your storage costs. However, you need to meet the following two conditions:

    1. Pay 30% deposit of the inventory value.
    2. Commitment that all the goods in stock must be dispatched within 2 months.

    We offers 5 years quality guarantee period for the product.

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