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Solar Shading

MicroLouvre is the smallest and most efficient solar shading screen at only 1.2mm depth. Outstanding reduction in solar heat gain of 86%.

MicroLouvre is a fine mesh, woven from miniature woven bronze louvres, only two times thicker than a human hair, angled to block and control sun, glare and light, which can be easily and inconspicuously installed externally on buildings.

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How does MicroLouvre work?

There are over 700 micro louvres, each only 0.25mm thick x 1.27mm wide, in every metre of mesh, normally coated in protective black polyester for a durable, light absorbing finish, almost eliminating re-reflected sun and light. However, MicroLouvre can be supplied in a wide range of colours to suit the application.


Solar Shading

MicroLouvre provides 100% solar shade to windows when the attitude of the sun is greater than 40°. Usually the screens are installed in close proximity to the outside of a window and in a vertical plane.


Other proven benefits of MicroLouvre are

Reduction in Heat Loss – It has been shown that MicroLouvre is able to reduce outward heat loss through a 6mm clear plate glass window at night under winter design conditions by at least 15%. Thereby reducing costs of heating in winter.

Ventilation – MicroLouvre permit an open area of at least 79% aloowing great natural airflow and high visibility

Reduction of Noise – Reduce external noise intensity by as much as 50%

Insect Protection – MicroLouvre screens provide at least 17 horizontal wires to the vertical 25mm – equivalent or better than fine insect screen.

Wind Resistance – The mesh has low wind resistance of less than 25 kg/m2 when there is a wind velocity of 100 km/hr through the screen.

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