- story by MaterialDistrict
Squid is a self-adhesive transparent fabric for covering windows which allows you to see out, but stops people outside from looking in during the day. It is easy to install without any fixtures or fittings. It can be used in any interior on any type of window, regardless of its size and shape. You can compare the effect of Squid on your window to that of frosted glass or a net curtain. Passers-by can’t glare inside even though you’re still letting lots of natural light in and can enjoy looking out. This is unlike plastic window-covering film, which blocks your natural light and you can’t see through at all.
Squid reflects a large proportion of heat from the sun before it enters the room. Depending on the colour, 25% to 36% of the sun’s energy is reflected.
> Chalk: 36%
> Bone: 33%
> Oak: 28%
> Ash: 25%
> Rock: 25%
Because Squid sticks straight to the glass, the effect of thermal heating is also reduced. This is what happens when the energy from the sun heats up the air between the window and the curtain (or blind) and so also the room. Sticking Squid on your window therefore helps keep heat from the sun out. The material is available in 5 soft natural colours. Width is 130 cm, length is available per cm up to 15 meter. Squid has been developed to also function optimally in humid rooms. This means that the material stays stuck in rooms with a high level of humidity, such as bathrooms and kitchens. Exposing Squid directly to water should however be avoided. A few drops can’t cause any harm, but a flow of water is not good for its stickiness.