Mermet USA today announced the expansion of its privacy shade collection with a refreshed Avila Twilight color line. Providing quality shading solutions with enhanced design flexibility, Avila Twilight is available in nine room-facing colors and is offered in fire-resistant rated commercial and residential options.
Avila Twilight comes in six light colors: chalk, linen, khaki, marine, canvas and white; and three dark colors: black, charcoal, and pewter. The commercial fabric’s dark options have matching street-facing colors allowing the exterior aesthetics of the shades and their impact on glazing appearance to be consistent with the design intent of the building façade.
“To enhance aesthetics and performance both inside and out, building design trends are moving towards large glass facades and double-sided coordinating shade fabrics. In response to this, we are pleased to introduce our high-quality Avila Twilight line,” said Jules Duguay, General Manager of Mermet. “Architects and designers who specify Avila Twilight are now able to achieve interior and exterior design objectives with complete light control, and without compromising the integrity of the exterior building appearance.”
In addition to its aesthetic benefits, Avila Twilight has also been verified to meet all the performance criteria of a true privacy blackout fabric, based on an illuminance test conducted by Mermet. Unlike other value privacy shades, Avila Twilight completely eliminates light (>96%), glare and shadows from entering a space. Similar to its predecessor line, the new Avila Twilight can also improve the combined Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of a standard insulated glass unit up to 58 percent for improved energy performance.
The PVC-free fabric is treated with Duraguard® Fabric Protector to resist most stains and SANITIZED® Antimicrobial Protection to resist molds and mildew. These attributes are critical for building owners looking to create occupant friendly spaces that are healthy, safe and have minimal environmental impact.
To learn more about Avila Twilight or any of Mermet’s extensive range of sun control textiles, visit www.mermetusa.com.
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