50/50 Fabric offers users greater control over their environment by using two different types of fabrics with different solar shading properties.
The optimum solution for highly glazed interiors is a double blind system – a mesh roller installed in front of an opaque roller. Of course, this isn’t always possible from a budget or from a space point of view, as integrating 2 systems in the window head causes some conflicts, so a single blind with 5050 fabric is often the only solution.
What is 5050?
It is 2 different fabrics, joined together horizontally, at an agreed position by an ultrasonic weld, with the fabrics carefully chosen for best performance.
In schools, 5050 works like this: in a typical classroom (dependent on the location of the teaching wall in relation to the windows) a blind with mesh fabric can allow too much light through for a clear image on the teaching wall, so adding an opaque fabric at the top of the blind protects projection screens and whiteboards from glare while the mesh fabric at the bottom allows enough light for teaching to continue without the lights being switched on. Also in schools, there is a distraction problem caused by movements outside – 5050 reduces this and still allows some light into the rooms.
In offices, 5050 is often installed for privacy, in which case the fabric at the lower part of the blind would be opaque which gives an increase to low level privacy at desks while a mesh at the top allows light to stream in from the top of the window, preventing the old ‘blinds go down so lights go on’ problem.
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