SOURCE: Centor Architectural

Centor Architectural

January 19, 2010 14:13 ET

Centor® Architectural Unveils 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 Is Only Retractable Screen and Blind System to Double as a Projection "Big Screen" for Viewing Movies and Sporting Events

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - IBS -- 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, unveiled its S1E Eco-Screen™ in North America at the 2010 International Builders' Show® in Las Vegas. The S1E Eco-Screen is the first large horizontal (combined span of up to 24ft) retractable screen and blind system for windows and doors.

The S1E Eco-Screen is the solution to the challenges previously associated with retractable screens -- limited size options with unobstructed views, performance issues and inability to keep insects out. The durable S1E Eco-Screen is the only large retractable screen and blind system available for large spaces that address these issues. It combines the pleasures of outdoor living -- sweeping unobtrusive views, natural light and fresh air -- with the comfort of the indoors by delivering insect protection and solar and thermal control.

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 movies or sporting events on the "big screen" from either inside or outside.

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.

"We are thrilled to unveil the S1E Eco-Screen in the U.S. at the International Builders' Show®. This product solves the screening issue that currently exists for large spaces," said Nigel Spork, managing director of Centor Architectural. "The S1E Eco-Screen provides 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 can be mounted in any door or window -- it accommodates inward and outward openings -- or can be surface mounted to the wall. It is available for any architectural opening up to 24 feet wide and 10 feet high in either screen or blind material. The S1E Eco-Screen can be custom built to specification by architects and design builders and comes in a range of finishes and colors. Its "zip-click" installation makes for easy assembly with just 12 screws in 15 minutes. Centor's preassembly and delivery option takes just one week.

The S1E Eco-Screen is designed for everyday lifestyle use and provides tested durability. People or pets taken in by its unobtrusiveness or near invisibility walk away with nothing more than a surprise, and the screen remains undamaged. Centor offers a five-year guarantee on all S1E Eco-Screens purchased.

Centor is selling the S1E Eco-Screen through a nationwide network of Centor Certified screen dealers across the United States. Centor provides dealers with full in-house engineering support and offers onsite training. Call toll-free at 866-255-0008 or visit www.centorarchitectural.com for dealer support or to enroll in a dealer-training program.

About Centor Architectural (www.centor.com.au/)

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.).

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