Modelling & Set Design

We encourage our product for modelling enthusiasts as it is robust, reliable and multi-functional, with a wide variety of benefits, including light control.

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Why MicroLouvre™?

An exceptional range of sustainable green credentials

Made in Britain

Our fabrics are all made in the UK to reduce shipping emissions.

100% recyclable

MicroLouvre™ metal fabrics and frames are 100% recyclable and are proven to last over 60 years.

90% recycled

The metal fabrics are made from over 90% recycled scrap copper.

This fine MicroLouvre™ architectural fabric may be of interest to any engineer, modeller, sculptor and craft hobbyist, it can be provided in any shape, size or RAL colour to suit your needs.

Modelling

The malleability of MicroLouvre™ fabric makes it suitable and adaptable to a multitude of design ideas and purposes.

​This fine MicroLouvre™  architectural fabric may be of interest to any engineer, modeller, sculptor and craft hobbyist, it can be provided in any shape, size or RAL colour to suit your needs.

We encourage the use of our product for modelling enthusiasts as it is strong, reliable and multi-functional, with a wide variety of benefits including, but not limited to, light control.

Star Wars TIE Fighters

MicroLouvre™ was formally known as Koolshade when it was being used by ILM (Industrial Light & Magic) studios for modelling from 1974-75 for the TIE Fighter, Millennium Falcon, Leia’s Blockade Runner, Death Star.  MicroLouvre™ is still being sold today as a unique modelling material, with a fast majority being required for TIE Fighter replicas for the vivid Star Wars fan.

We encourage our product for modelling enthusiasts as it is robust, reliable, and multi-functional, with a wide variety of benefits, including light control.

Variety of shapes, sizes and colours

The architectural fabric can be configured into many geometric shapes and sizes. It is also extremely flexible, sturdy and resilient making it suitable for retro-fitting as well as for new projects.

Variety and set design

MicroLouvre™ metal fabric is so thin and easy to manipulate, it can easily be integrated or retro fitted into any lighting unit from spotlights, to uplighters.

Easy to cut, contour, bend, fold and shape

The MicroLouvre™ fabric is easy to cut, contour, bend, fold and shape

How it works

How does MicroLouvre™ Koolshade® work?

MicroLouvre™ Koolshade® invisibly neutralises solar heat gain and glare before they even reach the window. MicroLouvre uniquely works non-stop providing dynamic value (heat blocking) performance to continually dissipate the sun’s heat and energy into the atmosphere but not blocking vision out, natural daylight or natural ventilation; solar shading using our products is efficient and effective.

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Credentials and certifications

Certified in efficiency and efficacy

When tested at Fraunhofer, results confirmed MicroLouvre™ as the most comprehensive solution for Thermal and Visual Comfort in one system.

The Berkeley Lab included MicroLouvre™ in a major research project for PG&E. With MicroLouvre™, daily cooling loads were reduced by 68% on sunny days when compared with dual pane, high performance solar control glass with an internal blind.

The IFC Group have confirmed MicroLouvre™ to be A1/A2-s1,d0 : BS EN 13501 Fire Rating, making it one of very few passive and dynamic external sun and solar heat gain blocking systems compliant for use on high rise buildings.

Building Research Establishment (BRE) wind tunnel tested MicroLouvre™ screens from different angles and proved it to be indestructible at winds exceeding 100mph/160 kph/46 metres per second.

Smartlouvre Technology Limited is an ISO: 9001 2015 Accredited Quality Management company.

MicroLouvre™ has been extensively modelled using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in SimScale.

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