Developed using woven coated fibreglass yarns or glass fabric finished after being woven, Mermet® fabrics offer excellent performance in numerous fields:
Easy to clean
Why glass ?
Robustness of the raw material
Glass is a mineral fibre that offers numerous advantages:
Stability andresistanceto stretching
Protection by flexible coating
Coating fibreglass yarn softens the yarn and gives it flexibility. This flexible coating is guaranteed lead-free and provides:
Excellent resistance to bad weather and chemicals
Excellent colour stability in relation to U.V. rays
Real waterproofing of the yarn
> Sunscreen® fabrics
The Sunscreen® fabrics are made from regular coated fibreglass yarns.
Spun fibreglass yarn, enclosed in a coating with accuracy to one hundredth of a mm, with its body coloured.
Perfectly calibrated yarns
The yarn remains uniform regardless of its appearance
Mermet offers 2 yarns dimensions:
- Thick for external applications- Fine for internal applications
Technical nature of the manufacturing process
During weaving (warp yarns interwoven with the weft yarns) with a choice of weaves, you combine textiles and performance characteristics (choice of the motif, the size of the holes in the fabric's weave, the width, etc.).
The final thermal treatment fixes the yarns in the warp and the weft of the fabric in order to guarantee its stability and to give it its final shape.
The Advantages of coated fibreglass fabrics
A composite thread that can withstand all tests
Breaking strength : The fabric can withstand a heavy load or major strains without breaking or tearing (great wind resistance).
A combination which provides a durable, optimal product
Excellent dimensional stability, resistance to deformation: The fabric neither stretches nor shrinks. It retains its original dimensions within the required tolerances, even when large dimensions are involved (low elongation to breakpoint, flatness).
A material and a process that give the fabric its strength at various levels
- Stability to heat variations (use between -30°C and +60°C).
- Colourfastness to light in relation to UV rays: no deterioration of the colours over time.
- It does not rot, deteriorate, or accumulate mould, even in humid locations, due to its composition which, combined with porosity to air (aeration), provides natural ventilation and prevents water pooling (natural run-off).
The diameter of the fibreglass base and the coating applied to it are regular. Thus, with a hi-tech weaving process that is also regular, you obtain a fabric with optimal transparency and strength.
Many colours are possible thanks to a combination of various coloured yarns.
> Screen Nature fabrics
Glass fabrics with fire-proof PVC-free and halogen-free coating
The Advantages of 100% fibreglass fabrics
Thanks to the resistance and stability of glass, the fabric Screen Nature offers no or very little elongation, an essential property for large blinds.
Thanks to the Sanitized® bacteriostatically treatment, the Screen Nature fabrics are resistant to the development of micro-organisms and are suitable for use in the hospital environment.
With its basketweave (OF 3%), these fabrics combine optimized transparency and glare control, but also thermal comfort by providing protection against solar radiation. The external view is maintained whilst inside the room, excellent visual comfort is provided and reflections on the computer screens are eliminated.
The fineness and lightness of Screen Nature fabrics make it easy to use in small blind cassette.
Label, Safety, Guarantee
In terms of solar protection, Mermet® fabrics comply with the requirements of the new products standards for "Blinds Performance Requirements": external blinds NF EN 13561 and internal blinds NF EN 13120.
Quality control: the fabrics in the Mermet® collection are checked in accordance with ISO 9001 quality management requirements.
Fire - Smoke classification
The fabrics in the Mermet® collection are non-flammable and fully comply with the most demanding fire safety standards in the world:
French classification M0-M1
German classification A2-B1
Britich classification BS
Chinese classification B1
American classification FR
Australian classification AS
Used as a ship's fitting, certified fabrics from the Mermet® collection comply with the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and benefits from the CE 0062 mark (Bureau Veritas).
Mermet® fabrics which have been tested are in accordance with NF F 16-101 standard.
Mermet® fabrics which have been tested meet the requirements of EN 13501-1 standard mounted according to EN 13823 and EN 14716 (from A2, s1, d0 classification for the Screen Nature fabrics of C, s3, d0 classification for the external fabrics).
Screen Nature fabric, proven incombustibility
Illustration of the reaction to fire of solar protection fabrics in accordance with the French standard (NF P 92 503).
Result: the Screen Nature fabric obtains the highest possible classification (M0) as it is completely non-flammable.
Test complies with the measurement method specified in the standard, performed in real time (4-minute duration).
Health - Hygiene - Environment
Mermet® fabrics fully comply with current legislation.
The compounds used when they are treated do not emit any hazardous substance exceeding the maximum levels specified in the European standards and other health and safety regulations. They are guaranteed lead-free, with these properties being certified by the Oekotex standard 100 quality label.
Certified Mermet® fabrics guarantee the indoor air quality (limitation of Volatile Organic Compound - VOC).
Screen Nature fabrics from Mermet have a bacteriostatic treatment for use in the hospital environment. This treatment prevents the development of the most prevalent strains of bacteria and helps keep a healthy environment.
Mermet's coated glass core yarn fabrics benefit from the new EndurisTM Glass Core quality label. This label is a mark of reliability with accreditations from independent testing laboratories and guarantees the technical characteristics of Sunscreen® fabrics: mechanical resistance, dimensional stability, high-level durability and their impact on environment.
> Blockout fabrics
These fabrics designed for internal applications provide various levels of opacity: from 100% blackout to translucent
Using the same weaving technology, Blockout fibreglass yarns can go through various stages :
- Woven and then coated treated after weaving using a chemical and colouring treatment (Blockout fabrics with a translucent appearance: Privacy 1277).
- Woven, treated and then coated on the reverse side with white acrylic (Nature 1310 dim out fabrics and Flocké 11201 and Kibo 8500 blackout fabrics).