Eight Shadecloth Families From MechoSystems Earn Sustainable Status

MechoSystems has announced that eight shadecloth families, comprised of 19 Series, have earned sustainable status from three organizations, Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Material Health Certificates, Health Product Declarations (HPD) and Declare Labels.

     

  • EcoVeil Sheer has earned a C2C Material Health Certificate, a Health Product Declaration and a Declare Label.
  • AcoustiVeil, which previously earned a Declare Label, now has added a C2C Material Health Certificate at the Bronze Level.
  • EcoVeil, which already has a complete C2C Certification, has now added a compliant HPD.
  • ThermoVeil, EuroVeil, EuroTwill, SoHo and Chelsea each has compliant HPDs.

 
The range of product offerings enable customers pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) v4 and WELL Building Standard to choose from different aesthetics and price points. All of the shadecloths listed above contribute to LEED v4 MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Organization – Material Ingredients; Option 1 – Material Ingredient Reporting. Projects pursuing WELL certification can use the documentation to achieve Feature 26 – Enhanced Material Safetyy and Feature 97 – Material Transparency.
 
The EcoVeil Sheer fabric is woven from pigmented yarns, rather than piece-dyed. The broken twill weave is reversible and is woven in a palette of whites and off whites as well as warm midtones and greys that can be cleaned with soap and water. It is available in 1 percent and 3 percent openness in a broken twill weave and stocked at 118 inches wide. The wide width is suited for larger windows. It is a commercially-available shadecloth that is able to pass NFPA701 without requiring chemical flame retardants.
 
AcoustiVeil Dimout is an acoustical shadecloth that filters light and absorbs sound and has a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.575. Made of 100 percent polyester, the shadecloth is lightweight and protects from glare through the window. The AcoustiVeil 0890 Series is available in white, pearl grey and black, is PVC free and is stocked 86 inches wide.

As an element of MechoSystems’ manual, UrbanShade or Mecho/5 systems, the EcoVeil screen products represent complete window treatments recognized as Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze products. The non-PVC shadecloths are woven of an extruded fiber whose thermoplastic olefin (TPO) jacket covers a polyolefin core. EcoVeil weighs about a third less than traditional PVC/polyester screen cloths.
 
The ThemoVeil Series is composed of a woven translucent material in a linear weave. The 0900 Series allows light to enter the interior from the outside during the daytime, while maintaining privacy at night. Also available in a vertical weave and reversible satin/diamond weave.
 
EuroVeil consists of a see-through screen cloth for window shading. It features a soft texture in a range of colors.
 
EuroTwill features woven shadecloths with a reversible face.
 
The SoHo Collection consists of woven yarns combined with color themes that create solutions for any project. The two-by-two basket weave has a smooth texture. The see-through sunscreen allows for exterior views while providing solar-shading, controlling glare and heat gain.
 
The Chelsea Series combines a PVC free textile, available in six colors, with solid graphite-colored backing to create a shadecloth that can be specified with MechoSystems manual, motorized or automated roller-shade systems. The exterior color will blend with exterior facades and offers designers an option other than white to use in the window. The fabric can be cut in widths up to 96 inches.

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