Retractables: part of the shade package

February 1st, 2020

There has been growth in the U.S. market for retractable awnings, but today they’re part of a wide range of shade products designed to offer comfort, color, convenience, style and protection from insects as well as weather. by Laurie Junker The awning industry had been anticipating a boom in retractables for a long time. Scouring […]

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Chic retractable roofing

June 1st, 2019

The design team of Charles H. Benson & Associates Architects and the firm Herzog and de Meuron created all-weather courtyard dining within the walls of Miami Beach’s Chotto Matte. A retractable canopy that has already survived Hurricane Irma provides protection against the elements. Photos: Uni-Systems LLC. The trendy London restaurant Chotto Matte recently opened its […]

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Crafting shade at Auvents Ombrasole Awning

April 1st, 2019

Ombrasole designs, manufactures and installs awnings of all types for North American climates—many of which feature Emilio Petrongolo’s custom and patented motors. Emilio Petrongolo can trace his fascination with canvas and sewing back to his childhood in Italy, where his grandmother made jute bags for storing wheat. Petrongolo, director of R&D and marketing at Auvents […]

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New and flexible fabrics

October 1st, 2018

Sound barrier EPT’s XTRM Ply SoundSafe™ is uniquely designed to act as an acoustic barrier, reducing noise transmission through floors, walls and ceilings. It is a smooth, reinforced high-density Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) recommended as an acoustic wrap for machinery, equipment and ductwork. A typical application consists of applying the product over studs, joists or […]

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