Protected on all fronts

Allergen-free blind fabrics and an innovative folding-arm awning are the latest sunshade offerings from the Hunter Douglas Commercial collection

Interior view of an office area which features architecture, ceiling, daylighting, house, interior design, shade, table, window, window covering, gray, red
Interior view of an office area which features sun-shade blinds from Hunter Douglas Commercial.

Rapid advances in technology are influencing every aspect of our lives today they even have a bearing on the types of sunshades on offer.

The Hunter Douglas Commercial research and development team incorporates the latest technologies in all its new product lines, including two recently released Australian-made fabrics Baltic and Carnaby.

These fabrics are Sanitized® treated for optimal hygiene. Marketing manager Genevieve Marshall says the Sanitized treatment offers significant protection against dust mites, unpleasant odours, bacteria and fungi the most common allergens found in homes and offices, which are known to trigger allergic reactions, such as asthma.

"Healthy homes and offices are a key focus for most designers today, which makes the Baltic and Carnaby fabrics a logical interior design solution."

View of an outdoor area which features a awning, canopy, patio, real estate, shade, table, white, brown
View of an outdoor area which features a folding-arm awning with waterproof fabric from Hunter Douglas Commercial.

Marshall says the Baltic and Carnaby fabrics have also been treated with Duraguard® Fabric Protector.

"The fabrics retain both forms of in-built protection for years."

The Baltic fabric has a strong textural contrast in the yarn, which gives a modern twist on the classic linen glamour. The Carnaby collection has an understated, refined look, and is well suited to office spaces and modern buildings. Both fabrics are 100% polyester and are available in matching translucent and blockout fabrics, making them suitable for Dual Roller Blinds.

Another new product from Hunter Douglas Commercial is the Sunrain® Folding Arm Awning, which is part of the new Contemporary Series of Awnings.

Hunter Douglas Commercial's latest collection feature the use floor, flooring, material, product design, textile, gray, black
Hunter Douglas Commercial's latest collection feature the use of allergen-free fabrics.

"As the name suggests, the Sunrain® Folding Arm Awning is designed for both sun and rain protection," says Marshall. "It is specifically designed for Australia's weather conditions and incorporates the Wind Protect System to allow the awning to withstand higher wind conditions."

The awning has a double-pitch design that ensures rainwater drains down the smooth PVC fabric and escapes at the end of the front rail. A custom middle stringer provides extra support for the arms and gives the product strength in windy conditions. It also keeps the fabric taut to maintain waterproofing.

Marshall says all Hunter Douglas Commercial products reflect a commitment to the environment the company is a member of the Green Building Council of Australia.

For more information, contact Hunter Douglas Commercial, phone 1300 733 078. Visit the website: www.hunterdouglascommercial.com.au.

Story by: Trendsideas

08 Sep, 2009

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