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Blind Concepts Advocates PVC-Free Solutions for Your Home.
In the realm of home design, windows play a pivotal role, often encompassing entire elevations in modern constructions. At Blind Concepts, we strongly recommend embracing PVC-free materials, and we invite you to understand the profound impact of our environmentally friendly latex inks and PVC-free materials that we print, manufacture and sell, only at Blind Concepts, designed and made to order for you.
Water-based Latex Inks and PVC-Free Materials: Our commitment to your well-being extends to our use of environmentally friendly latex inks and PVC-free materials. By choosing these eco-friendly alternatives, you not only contribute to a healthier indoor environment but also align with sustainability practices that have a positive impact on the broader ecosystem.
Solar Reflective White-Backed Roller Blinds: Consider the transformative effects of our solar reflective white-backed roller blinds on the ambience and temperature of your home. The ingenious design of these blinds harnesses the power of solar reflectance, effectively bouncing off the sun’s rays to maintain a cooler interior. This not only enhances the comfort of your living space but also leads to reduced reliance on air conditioning, promoting energy efficiency.
Limitless Customisation: At Blind Concepts, we redefine the possibilities of window furnishings. Unlike other Australian manufacturers, we offer PVC-free inks and fabrics with a white solar-reflective back, available in any colour or image of your choice. Say goodbye to the limitations of hard plastic blinds and embrace a world of customisation that aligns with your unique style and preferences.
Choose Blind Concepts for a Healthier, More Sustainable Home:
Opt for water-based latex inks and PVC-free materials, only at Blind Concepts -see our Print Projects.
Experience the benefits of solar-reflective white-backed roller blinds.
Embrace limitless customisation options for a personalized touch, only at Blind Concepts.
Join us in creating spaces that prioritise your well-being, reduce environmental impact, and elevate the aesthetic appeal of your home. At Blind Concepts, we go beyond the ordinary, offering solutions that make a difference in both style and substance. We are unique.
About PVC – Poly Vinyl Choride
Polyvinyl chloride, (PVC) commonly known as PVC, is a type of plastic widely used in construction materials, piping, and various consumer products, such as roller blind fabrics. While PVC itself is relatively stable, the manufacturing and disposal processes, as well as the additives used in PVC products, can lead to the release of harmful emissions.
Chlorine Gas Emission: During the production of PVC, chlorine gas is released. Inhalation of chlorine gas can irritate the respiratory system, leading to coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Prolonged exposure may have more severe health effects, including damage to the lungs.
Dioxin Formation: The incineration of PVC, particularly at low combustion temperatures, can result in the formation of dioxins. Dioxins are highly toxic and persistent organic pollutants that can accumulate in the environment and in the fatty tissues of animals, including humans. Prolonged exposure to dioxins has been associated with a range of adverse health effects, including developmental and reproductive issues, immune system suppression, and cancer.
Phthalate Leaching: Phthalates, which are often used as plasticizers in PVC products to enhance flexibility, can leach out over time. Phthalates are endocrine-disrupting chemicals that have been linked to reproductive and developmental abnormalities, particularly in children.
Why PVC is Harmful to Humans:
Respiratory Issues: Inhalation of chlorine gas during production can lead to respiratory irritation.
Toxic Dioxin Exposure: Formation of dioxins during incineration poses a risk of serious health effects.
Endocrine Disruption: Phthalates leaching from PVC products may disrupt the endocrine system, affecting hormones and development.
Why One Would NOT Have PVC in Their Home, Surrounding Their Windows, Encapsulating their Living Space: Given the potential health risks associated with PVC, individuals may choose to avoid it in their homes to:
Safeguard Respiratory Health: Minimize exposure to chlorine gas during PVC production.
Prevent Toxic Emissions: Reduce the risk of dioxin formation during PVC incineration.
Limit Phthalate Exposure: Mitigate the potential for endocrine disruption by avoiding phthalate-containing PVC products.
Opting for alternative materials and products that do not contain PVC or choosing PVC-free options can contribute to a healthier indoor environment and minimize the potential risks associated with PVC emissions.
Blind Concepts, with our natural Latex Inks (water-based and extruded from natural latex), offer a range of PVC-free fabrics in block out and sunscreen.
PVC free fabric + Natural Latex Inks = Green star
White-backed, PVC free, solar reflectance roller blinds, with any colour or design to your internal living space.
About solar reflection and heat absorption.
White-Backed Roller Blind: A white-backed roller blind is designed with a reflective surface that effectively bounces off a significant portion of the incoming solar radiation. This high solar reflectance helps prevent heat from entering the room, keeping the interior cooler. Additionally, the reflective nature of white helps in maintaining a brighter and more naturally lit space.
Black-Coloured Roller Blind: In contrast, a black-coloured roller blind absorbs a greater amount of solar radiation, leading to increased heat absorption. This can result in a warmer interior as the blind retains and radiates heat. While black roller blinds may offer enhanced privacy, they tend to contribute to a warmer environment due to their lower solar reflectance.
Solar Reflectance and Heat Absorption Comparison
White-Backed | Black and dark-Colored
Solar Reflectance | High | Low
Heat Absorption | Low | High
“Solar Reflectance” indicates the ability of the roller blind to reflect solar radiation, with white-backed blinds having high reflectance and black-coloured blinds having low reflectance.
“Heat Absorption” represents the amount of solar energy absorbed, with white-backed blinds having low absorption and black-coloured blinds having high absorption.
Choosing a roller blind with a white backing isn’t just about enhancing aesthetic appeal; it’s a conscious decision that contributes to a cooler and more energy-efficient living space by effectively reflecting a substantial portion of the sun’s rays.
At Blind Concepts, our approach is truly unique. Prioritising your health and well-being, we’ve crafted a design that seamlessly integrates style and fashion.
Our latex inks and PVC block-out and sun-screen fabrics are not only beneficial for you but also for the environment. We urge our clients to steer clear of chemical-infused products that can potentially compromise indoor air quality. Opting for our PVC-free fabrics and natural, latex-odorless inks fosters a healthier environment without compromising on design or style.
Blind Concepts collaborates with you to create colours or images that tell your unique story.
We believe that your living spaces should not only reflect your personality but also contribute to your overall well-being. Choose Blind Concepts for a blend of aesthetics, health-conscious design, and unparalleled style.
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