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SheerWeave® made with Dow ECOLIBRIUM™ - A Greener Shading Solution

Draper is now offering SheerWeave® PW3500, PW4100 and PW4400, made with Ecolibrium™

DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based Plasticizers offer a renewable alternative that is phthalate-free, offering a more sustainable option while having the same great performance and feel of current materials.

What is the benefit of a phthalate-free product? Many agencies and organizations, including the EPA and FDA, are studying the effects of human exposure to phthalates. This statement is from www.epa.gov:

"EPA is concerned about phthalates because of their toxicity and the evidence of pervasive human and environmental exposure to these chemicals. Phthalates are used in many industrial and consumer products, many of which pose potentially high exposure. Phthalates have been detected in food and also measured in humans."

Ideal for use in interior and exterior shades.

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Key Benefits

  • Lowers greenhouse gas emissions as much as 40% vs. existing PVC compounds
  • 98% of the plasticizer is derived from non fossil fuel based feed stock
  • Lower carbon footprint*
  • Phthalate-free
  • RoHS compliant
  • Ability for compound to be recycled in a standard vinyl stream
  • Maintains all of the established benefits of traditional vinyl such as durability, cleanability and fabric longevity

*Based on Lifecyle Analysis (LCA) conducted by The Dow Chemical Company and third party reviewed.

Ecolibrium™ is a registered trademark of The Dow Chemical Company

Third Party Certifications and Ratings

  • GREENGUARD™ Certified, GREENGUARD for Children and Schools Certified, GREENGUARD Select Certified for Commercial, Healthcare and Education
  • RoHS/Directive 2002/95/EC, Us Consumer Product Safety Commission Section 101 and ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2007 for lead content
  • Fire Classification: California U.S. Title 19 (small scale), NFPA 701-2004 TM#1 (small scale), NFPA 101 (Class A Rating), UBC (Class 1), BS 5867 2008 Part 2 Type B Performance, NFPA 701 TM#2 Large Scale, ASTM E 84 (Class 1) and CAN/ULC-S109-03 (large and small scale)
  • Bacteria and Fungal Resistance: ASTM E 2180, ASTM G22, AATCC30 Part 3, ASTM G21, ASTM D 3273, GREENGUARD Mold and Bacteria Standard ASTM 6329; includes Microban antimicrobial additives
  • Sheerweave - PW4400: 3% openness, weight 20.70 oz./square yard ± 5%, 0.037" thickness ± 5%

  • Sheerweave - PW3500 (4000): 5% openness, weight 19.20 oz./square yard ± 5%, 0.036" thickness ± 5%

  • Sheerweave - PW4100: 10% openness, weight 17.5 oz./square yard ± 5%, 0.035" thickness ± 5%