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The incident sound energy on the walls is split into transmitted energy, reflected energy and absorbed energy. Depending on the nature and the distance of the material installed in front of the walls, it is possible to influence the quantity of energy absorbed and therefore reflected and thus improve the listening qualities in a room and lower the sound level when it is noisy.

The capability of a material to avoid spreading flame and thus to avoid fuelling a fire. The fabrics in Climate Ready Fabrics collection comply with the most stringent fire safety standards in the world.

Or total solar factor. Percentage of solar energy which actually penetrates into a room through the blind and glazing. A low value means good thermal performance.

The percentage of holes in a fabric. A higher percentage value means better visibility and view through, offering more natural light but less privacy and UV blockage.

A lower percentage value means more privacy and UV blockage, less natural light and view through.

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Any solar radiation is partly transmitted (Ts) through the fabric, absorbed (As), or reflected (Rs) by the fabric. The sum of the 3 equals 100.  Ts + Rs + As =100 % of the solar energy

This factor measures the proportion of the solar radiation absorbed by the fabric alone. A low percentage indicates low absorption of solar energy by the fabric.

Proportion of solar energy transmitted through the fabric. A low percentage means the fabric performs well at reducing solar energy.

Proportion of solar radiation reflected by the fabric. A high percentage means the fabric performs well at reflecting solar energy.

Blockage of UV rays

Indicates the percentage of ultra-violet radiation with wavelengths of 280 to 380 nm (nanometres) passing through the fabric. UV radiation accelerates natural ageing. All forms of solar protection provide protection in relation to UV rays.

Total percentage of light radiated through the fabric over a wavelength of 380 to 780 nm (nanometers), called the visible spectrum (total illumination).

Proportion of light reflected by the fabric.