Phifer Displays Eco-Friendly Sun Control Fabrics At Greenbuild 2013
Phifer Incorporated, manufacturer of energy-saving sun control fabrics, will showcase its eco-friendly SheerWeave interior sun control lineup at Greenbuild 2013, the world’s premier green building expo.
With more than 60 years of weaving excellence, Phifer specializes in the manufacture of innovative, sustainable fabrics for use in both commercial and residential applications. The entire SheerWeave collection is GREENGUARD Certified for superior indoor air quality performance. SheerWeave fabrics are also GREENGUARD Gold Certified, meeting strict criteria that considers the safety of sensitive individuals and ensures products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. A vast grouping of the SheerWeave line is also infused with built-in Microban antimicrobial product protection, which works continuously for the lifetime of the fabric to inhibit the growth of stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.
Visit Phifer at Booth #2054 for information on the following products and new features in the SheerWeave interior sun control fabrics line:
- SheerWeave Style 4000, 4100 and 4400 with DOW ECOLIBRIUM — Phifer ushers in the next generation of green window shading solutions with SheerWeave Style 4000, 4100 and 4400 series fabrics made with sustainable DOW ECOLIBRIUM Bio-Based Plasticizers. ECOLIBRIUM is made from 98% renewable feedstock and offers a phthalate-free alternative to shades constructed with traditional plasticizers. Redefining vinyl sustainability, these new compounds meet tough regulatory requirements, providing a reduced carbon footprint and compound that can be recycled in a standard vinyl stream. DOW ECOLIBRIUM Bio-Based Plasticizers also reduce greenhouse gases by 40 percent versus traditional plasticizers. Phifer is the first and only window coverings manufacturer with exclusive DOW ECOLIBRIUM in its fabrics.
- SheerWeave Performance + — Offering the maximum in SheerWeave benefits, this fabric takes the performance of a traditional Phifer SheerWeave fabric “plus” the highly reflective properties of metallization and combines them to achieve the ultimate in sun control protection. Performance + fabrics act as a thermal barrier at the window, reflecting solar heat from the building, reducing the amount of glare at the window and increasing the outward view through the shade. Whether glare reduction or improved heat reduction is desired, Performance + is the ideal choice to manage the harsh effects of the sun.
- SheerWeave Infinity2 — Phifer’s eco-friendly, SheerWeave Infinity2 is a collection of 100-percent recyclable, PVC- and lead-free window shade fabrics. Infinity2 is woven from the only core yarn, synthetic or natural, born out of post-industrial waste by-product. Through production advancements, Infinity2 offers a thinner, more lightweight fabric over its predecessor, SheerWeave Infinity, for an overall improved look and easier fabrication.
SheerWeave Fabrics with Acoustical Properties have excellent Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) values ranging from .50 to .60 for their ability to absorb sound. Within the frequencies of human speech, these three fabric styles achieved absorption values up to .83.
To view Phifer’s distinctive line of interior sun control fabrics, visit Booth #2054 at the Greenbuild Expo in Philadelphia, Nov. 20-21.