As the only sun control fabrics in the market to use DOW’s unique ECOLIBRIUM bio-based plasticizer, Styles 4000, 4100 and 4400 combine the durability of vinyl-coated polyester with the latest in green PVC technology. ECOLIBRIUM is a renewable alternative to traditional plasticizers that lowers greenhouse gas emissions as much as 40% vs existing PVC compounds. Style 4000/4100/4400 with DOW ECOLIBRIUM is phthalate-free, lead-free and RoHS compliant. These fabrics maintain all of the established benefits of traditional vinyl such as durability, cleanability and fabric longevity. Style 4000/4100/4400 may also be used in exterior shading systems.
Petroleum Savings & Greenhouse Gas Avoidance Calculator
The calculator estimates your petroleum savings and greenhouse gas avoidance based on the amount of SheerWeave® Style 4000/4100/4400 with DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based plasticizers used on your project.
Total area of window glass to be covered with shade fabric on your project:
CO2/Greenhouse Gas Avoidance
Petroleum savings and greenhouse gas avoidance are approximate
Calculations for the reduction of petroleum feedstock and CO2 avoidance is based on the complete one to one replacement of the conventional phthalate based plasticizer (derived from petroleum feedstock) with the Bio-based Ecolibrium plasticizer from Dow Inc.
The amount of feedstock necessary to produce the conventional phthalate plasicizer required for producing one pound of finished vinyl compound is used in the calculation to determine the total amount of feedstock not required to produce the actual vinyl contained within each listed unit of finished fabric.
The CO2 avoidance is based on information taken directly from the LCA provided by DOW Inc., for the Ecolibrium product. This information is then used in the calculation to determine the CO2 avoided while producing the actual vinyl contained within each listed unit of finished fabric.
Fire ClassificationCalifornia U.S. Title 19 (small scale), NFPA 701 TM#1 (small scale), NFPA 101 (Class A Rating), IBC Section 803.1.1 (Class A Rating), BS 5867 Part 2 Type B Performance, NFPA 701 TM#2 (large scale), CAN/ULC-S 109 (large and small scale), CAN/CGSB2-4.162-M80
Bacteria and Fungal ResistanceASTM E 2180, ASTM G21, ASTM G22, AATCC30 Part 3, ASTM D 3273, GREENGUARD Mold and Bacteria Standard ASTM 6329; includes Microban antimicrobial additives
Environmental CertificationCertified to GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage
Safe UseRoHS/Directive 2002/95/EC, US Consumer Product Safety Commission Section 101 and ANSI/WCMA A 100.1-2007 for lead content, REACH (EC 1907/2006) compliant
Standard UsesRoller shades, Roman shades and panel tracks
Warranty10-year interior, 5-year exterior
UV ProtectionSeal of Approval by the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) for effectiveness in preventing sun damage to the skin or eyes
Acoustical PerformanceNRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) and SAA (Sound Absorption Average) tested in accordance with ASTM C423-09a.
Standard Widths4000 and 4400: 63", 84", 98" and 126" (160 cm, 213.4 cm, 248.9 cm and 320 cm) | 4100: 63", 84" and 98" (160 cm, 213.4 cm and 248.9 cm)
Standard Roll Length30 Linear Yards (27.4 m)
Composition25% Polyester, 75% Vinyl on Polyester (Over 50% of compound components are derived from crop-based feed stocks and minerals. Over 2/3 of total compound is derived from non fossil fuel based materials.)