SOURCE: Centor Architectural

Centor Architectural

December 15, 2009 13:43 ET

Centor® Architectural to Unveil the S1E Eco-Screen™, the First Large Horizontal Retractable Screen and Blind System for Windows and Doors, at the 2010 International Builders' Show®

S1E Eco-Screen Combines the Pleasures of the Outdoors With the Comfort of the Indoors, Even Enhances Home Entertainment by Doubling as a Projection "Big Screen"

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Centor Architectural, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of window and door screening systems and the provider of hardware systems to all of the major U.S. companies that offer folding windows and doors, will unveil its S1E Eco-Screen™, the first large horizontal (combined span of up to 24ft) retractable screen and blind system for windows and doors, in North America at the 2010 International Builders' Show® in Las Vegas Jan. 19th-22nd.

The S1E Eco-Screen represents a real breakthrough in screen technology. Previously, there was no large retractable screen and blind system available for large spaces that combined the pleasures of outdoor living -- sweeping unobtrusive views, natural light and fresh air -- with the comfort of the indoors. The S1E Eco-Screen allows rooms to maximize the beauty of their environment yet maintains insect protection and solar and thermal control.

When functioning as a screen and blind system, the S1E Eco-Screen promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle by offering chemical-free insect control and providing thermal insulation -- it converts a single-glaze opening to double-glaze performance -- and UV protection, which keeps rooms cool during the day and minimizes heating requirements at night. It allows homeowners to open windows and doors as needed and save hundreds on their annual utility bill while reducing CO2 emissions. Smooth and light fingertip control makes opening and closing the screen easy, even for small children. The S1E Eco-Screen is 80 percent recyclable.

The S1E Eco-Screen can instantly become the centerpiece of home entertainment. Its continuous large size conveniently doubles as a projection screen when combined with the blind option -- this allows for viewing of a movie or sporting event on the "big screen" from either inside or outside.

"We are introducing the S1E Eco-Screen in the U.S. to solve the screening issue that currently exists for large spaces," said Nigel Spork, managing director of Centor Architectural. "It provides insect and solar protection along with easy operation and tested durability, as well as the ability to control your environment and bring the outdoors in. It's simply there when you want it and disappears when you don't. We anticipate that lifestyle-oriented homeowners, and hotels and restaurants looking to maximize breathtaking views for their customers, will be particularly interested in this new screen and blind system."

The S1E Eco-Screen is available in two fabric classes, Insect Mesh and Solar (UV) Blind Control. It is the only one on the market to offer a two-in-one combination of fabric classes, which creates a mix-and-match solution to best suit any environment.

--  Insect Mesh - Offers a bug-free environment yet maintains the
    pleasures of outdoor living.
--  Solar (UV) Blind Control - Offers UV protection that prevents
    furniture and carpets from fading, and doubles as a projection screen for
    indoor or outdoor viewing.

The S1E Eco-Screen goes alongside any door or window and can be custom built to specification by architects and design builders. It comes in a range of finishes and colors. Its "zip-click" installation makes for easy assembly with just 12 screws in 15 minutes.

Centor is selling the S1E Eco-Screen through a nationwide network of Centor Certified screen dealers across the United States beginning January 2010. This marks the company's first entrance into the U.S. blind market. Call toll-free at 866-255-0008 or visit for dealer support or to enroll in a dealer-training program. To learn more about the S1E Eco-Screen, visit the Centor booth (No. C5121) at IBS, Las Vegas, Jan. 19-22, 2010.

About Centor Architectural (

Centor Architectural is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of innovative folding, sliding, locking and screening systems for windows and doors for both residential and commercial environments, and is the provider of these systems to all of the major U.S. companies that offer folding windows and doors. Created in 1951 with the single-minded objective of producing the finest sliding doortrack available, Centor remains dedicated to its goals of the past 58 years, which has kept it at the forefront of innovation for window and door systems. Centor's products span market-leading bifold systems, revolutionary insect screening solutions, the smoothest sliding hardware and a range of complementary components designed to ensure the space-transforming benefits are maximized, which have earned the company the National Innovation Award for Australia and the Crystal Achievement Award twice. Centor operates internationally from headquarters in Brisbane (Australia), Chicago (U.S.) and Birmingham (U.K.).

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Ruchika Jain/Adam Landres-Schnur
    Graham & Associates
    (415) 986-7212
    Email Contact