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Individual accents: New sun protection trends

ALU-TWIST by Glatz © by GLATZ AG
ALU-TWIST by Glatz

Sunshades, marquees & co. not only protect against the heat in the summer, but also set accents with their design and technology. So what are the current developments in this section? The exhibitors of spoga+gafa will present the latest trends of the industry.

Established and innovative materials

The apt sun protection ensures a bright sojourn on the balcony, terrace or garden. Trusted materials for sunshades and marquees such as polyacrylic satisfy the highest demands in UV protection and are at the same time lightfast. Today innovative fabrics for shade covers enhance the existing offer. In this way, manufacturers are offering yarn, which is largely made out of recycled plastic waste. In terms of function, quality and appearance it is on a par with conventional textiles.


Rumba multi by ZEBRA © ZEBRA
Rumba multi by ZEBRA
Striking eye-catchers – joy of colours in the garden

The trend colours for furniture such as white, sand, taupe or light grey are still also popular for sunshades and marquees. In addition to these bright colours are letting the garden shine out and are setting effective design accents. Covers developed especially for the outdoor area turn sunshades into bright eye-catchers. Expressive patterns and decor lend the design its own touch and re-interpret historical shapes. Furthermore, fine, woven shade-in-shade differences make the cloths appear less sensitive to dirt. The manufacturers are fulfilling the wish for individual design today with a particularly large selection of colours – and not only for the covers, but also for frames, stands and accessories.


Volta natur by ZEBRA © ZEBRA
Volta natur by ZEBRA
Flexible and robust: More comfort through technology

In the case of current sunshades flexible constructions ensure the maximum amount of shade. With new adjusting possibilities the position of the sunshade can be more effectively adjusted to suit the position of the sun by inclining and turning it. Sophisticated pivoting mechanisms allow new models to be turned up to 360 degrees. In addition to refined opening techniques, sectional masts and a low weight also provide high operating comfort. The increasingly popular canopy shades without a mast in the middle are simple to operate today. Whereby the new products are extremely stable and also withstand higher wind forces. In order to prove this marquees and sunshades are tested by structural engineers in the wind tunnel, where robust models even withstand heavy gales of up to 100 km/h.


FORTELLO LED by Glatz with integrated LED strips © by GLATZ AG
FORTELLO LED by Glatz with integrated LED strips
Sun protection is becoming “smart”

Not only one’s own home, also the garden is becoming “smarter”. The manufacturers of sunshades are relying on multifunctionality and technical sophistication today. In addition to their classic task of providing shade, today’s models feature integrated LEDs, infra-red heating or loudspeakers. They open and close automatically via electric motors and remote control. The shades not only protect against the sun, they also use its energy – via solar modules which are charged by the sunrays. Moreover, the latest models are connected to the Internet and can process current weather data directly in order to adjust themselves automatically to suit the respective position of the sun.

The coming spoga+gafa shows the current developments on the theme of sun protection. The exhibitors of the international garden trade fair offer the appropriate product in numerous colours and executions for every style direction.

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