Neat and stylish, ZIP® blinds can be installed in multiple applications including dim-out, shading, light control, heat control, insect screens, room dividers, for business presentation & home cinema screens, to name a few.
The heart of the system is SHY®’s specially designed zipper ribbon which is welded to the edges of the blind fabric to create a super-strong, flat join. The zipper ribbon is securely held in a shaped plastic side channel which allows the blind to run freely and quietly but prevents the fabric from being pulled out of the channel.
With our box and side channels, the standard colours are white (RAL 9910) and black (RAL 9005) 60% gloss. Natural anodised is also possible on some ranges as standard and others depending on quantity.
Other plastic parts/components are either white, black, or grey and chosen by us to complement the paint colour chosen… unless you ask otherwise
ZIP® blinds offer excellent light seal: guides trap cloth in the side channels. The optional bottom channel receives the hem bar with a brush strip, which reduces light ingress around the base of the blind. Light gaps are also minimised around the head of the blind.
The fully cassetted system saves energy as air is trapped between the glazing and the blind fabric providing additional insulation. The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) guidance on the thermal resistance of blinds states that a fully cassetted blind with a low emissivity fabric is 8.8 times more effective than a standard roller blind.
With the blind fully lowered, the air trapped between the glazing and fabric helps to reduce noise in a similar way to double glazing.
Also, the robust guides prevent the cloth from pulling or blowing out of the side channels, even when fitted externally, offering excellent wind resistance.