ScreenLine is a system of between the glass blinds. These are assembled and permanently sealed within the double glazing cavity. Blinds inside windows represent an innovative technology because once sealed in this totally dust free environment, the blinds always appear new and require no cleaning, unlike external blind systems.
This is an important feature to be considered at the design stage of between the glass blinds, where formal specification and elegance are required.
Solar Energy is made up of visible light (53.5%), infra-red (45%) and a small amount of UV radiation.
The amount of visible light that passes through a double glazed unit containing Screenline integral venetian blinds can be varied from 82% to 0.7%. This ability of the Screenline system allows it a universal application to many varied activities:
- High light transmission for activities requiring a degree of attention (school, offices)
- Low light transmission (such as meeting rooms, multimedia areas or operating theatres)
ScreenLine also controls the amount of infra-red energy passing through the window and consequently reduces the internal heating effect, thus avoiding or reducing the cost of expensive air conditioning. By offering some control over the quantity of UV radiation, ScreenLine can reduce the chromatic deterioration which occurs to furnishing and fabrics. The drawings demonstrate the positive influence of ScreenLine systems â€“ the slat orientation and color determines the energy that passes through. The ratio of the amount of Solar Radiation falling onto the unit compared to the amount of energy passing through into the building is known as the Solar Factor (S.F.).
Hunter Douglas B.V., the world leader in Venetian slat technology, has specifically developed the new paint treatment Clarion for ScreenLine which guarantees its performance even at elevated temperatures. This prevents paint contamination of the internal glass surfaces (fogging).
ScreenLine has developed a radical new magnetic concept as the basis of their operating system. A pair of rotational magnets - one inside the glass cavity, the other outside - directly controls the movement of the integral blind. By using this system of magnetic force the unit’s seal(s) is not compromised, and its integrity is fully maintained. The head-resistance permanent magnets are manufactured from quality materials, expressly for this application, and have a lifetime in excess of 100 years; yet another guarantee of ScreenLine perfection.
Glass is a product that we consider to be static and inflexible. However, in a sealed unit, the internal volume can vary according to the weather conditions (i.e. temperature and pressure). The ScreenLine engineers have taken this into consideration to allow for the correct working operation of the integral blinds regardless of the weather conditions. ScreenLine offers a variety of blinds inside windows for a wide range of cavities that are suitable for many different types of window frames: 18, 20, 22, 24, 27mm. The use of a 12.5mm wide Venetian slat, exclusive to ScreenLine, allows the manufacture of the narrow cavity systems, (SL20C). These narrow slat systems allow the use of integral venetian blinds in the majority of current window frame systems i.e.. PVC-u, Aluminum, Timber and Composites.
Contact Insulseal Glass Distributors today to learn more about the benefits of between the glass blinds.