Markilux has launched a halogen-free flame retardant polyester sun shading fabric for its designer awnings and blinds. The polyurethane-coated polyester fabrics are waterproof, weather durable, SFC dirt-inhibiting, pliable even at cold temperatures, and transparent enabling full colour intensity. Fire safety to EN 13501-1 for public buildings, class B1, is achieved. The company says that combining waterproofing and flame retardancy in these sun protection fabrics required new chemistry, because the waterproofing treatment is inherently flammable, so that the new fabric is an industry first. Markilux Designer Awnings have been manufacturing quality awnings and outdoor textiles in Germany since 1972.
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