On the Glasstec exhibition in Düsseldorf, 20-23 September we launched the E-Blinds; an in-glass- blinds solution with Verosol (metallised fabrics) blinds, placed within an insulated window. Many visitors were impressed by the beauty and uniqueness of our E-Blinds technology, wondered about the technology behind it and the opportunities that it opens.
WOW: what is this ?
With this new and patented in-glass-blinds technology natural light and its heat can be mastered in situations where this was previously not or hardly possible. E-Blinds’ electrostatic control allows the positioning of the in-glass-blinds at any angle, from vertical to horizontal, as well as continuous adaption to the ever changing daylight. The Verosol metallised cloth of the blinds ensures unique sunlight and heat control to create an almost perfect natural shade in any environment where sunlight is admitted in a building.
How does this work ?
The uniqueness of the technology was best illustrated by the half-round window we exposed on our stand. The Verosol-blinds seemed to float freely in the air within the window. No attachments were visible nor any actuation mechanism. And yet these blinds could be opened and closed with a simple on-off switch? Everyone was surprised to find out that it was the electrostatic force that moved the blinds.
Everyone wondered whether this could work and indeed it did! The model showed its’ uniqueness and beauty by opening the blinds instantly and having them gracefully closed like grass waving in the wind.
What is the magic of it ?
New opportunities open themselves because we master sunlight and its heat at a totally different way. The electrostatic control of E-Blinds works entirely without mechanical parts such as cords, chains and engines. That enables to position E-Blinds in horizontal and sloped roofs, for example in atriums, skylight streets, but also in tilt and turn windows.
A window with E-Blinds can have any form, round, square or triangular. For the first time it is possible that blinds can be positioned freely in a window. A window that itself is placed at any given angle from vertical to horizontal. The blinds can be mounted or left out on each selected part of the window and they can be altered in length for usage in for instance a wellness-area. Because of the instant reaction open-close the blinds can be used for interactive reaction to sunlight / clouds or for instance people present / non-present.
You might even have your company logo in this blinds format.
For whom this is important / interesting ?
During the exhibition we have had over 130 interested professionals from more than 25 countries from all over the world who were charmed by this unique solution. Among these visitors were:
– Architects looking for the ultimate aesthetic solution for the roof-areas solving the comfort,
sunlight- and warmth issues within their projects
– Managers of glass-assembling companies who were looking for interesting techniques with
added value for their production and thus their market positon
– Salesmen of structural glazing and roof-system companies who were looking for new
innovative products to add to their portfolio
What does the future of E-Blinds look like ?
We were looking for pilot-projects, interested system-builders and glass assembling companies who would be willing to start discovering how the E-Blinds could be implemented. They found us on the Glasstec 2016 in great numbers!
In the weeks to come we will contact all of those who have expressed their interest. At this time we would like to express our gratitude for all your enthusiastic response, ideas, thinking along and probably…start of a mutual business
We will keep everyone posted with a quarterly newsletter we intend to start at the beginning of 2017.
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