Shady dealings: screens, shades and shutters

January 1st, 2020

As awareness over the protections and savings offered by shading systems grows, screens, shades and shutters are finding wider acceptance and use, fueled by innovations in technology and fabrics.  by Pamela Mills-Senn While many people appreciate the outdoors, most folks prefer to be shielded from the elements, with their environment climate controlled. Products like screens, […]

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Selling shade, comfort, health and weather protection-in style

June 1st, 2018

Who could have predicted, even 10 years ago, that Amazon would have driven shade and awning companies, let alone everyday retail stores, into changing their operations to meet the demand for overnight response rates? Yet today, more than we’d like to believe, sales behemoths like the online portal Amazon and similar services have taught consumers […]

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Renson announces Eide Industries as new special projects partner

November 10th, 2015

Renson Inc., European developer and manufacturer of sun shading and ventilation system solutions, announced its collaboration and growing project capacity in the North American market with Eide Industries Inc., a Cerritos, Calif.-based manufacturer of fabric and metal structures for commercial installations, at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Meeting and Expo, held Nov. […]

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German grocery store features printed screens

September 1st, 2008

Thesing Sonnenschutztechnik, and Junkers & Müllers, Coesfeld, Germany, offered their grocery store client a novel solution. The store stops serving fresh food before the store actually closes. Now all fresh food counters disappear behind digitally printed vertical screens that can be let down with the push of a button or by remote control. The printed […]

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New shades and screens offer efficiency and beauty

March 1st, 2008

The days of Grandma’s stiff, vinyl rollup shades and the heavy-duty bug screen you could hardly see through are gone. Today’s shades and screens are made from an array of energy-efficient fabrics and designed with not just functionality but aesthetics, sustainability and even a little fun in mind. These high-tech fabrics can turn a parking […]

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