Our story started back in 1963 when Cornelis Verolme, the famous Dutch shipbuilder sailed into New York Harbour and marveled at the imposing skyline. He noticed that the towering skyscrapers of New York were mostly clad in glass and thought how difficult it must have been to keep them cool in summer and warm in winter.
Cornelis became passionate about the idea of finding a solution to this problem and experimented tirelessly with many ideas and concepts. In 1965 he established the Verolme vacuum metalizing company and developed a process – still unique today, of applying a microscopic layer of aluminum to textile. Cornelis believed that if he could create metal backed fabrics that could in-turn be made into curtains and blinds, with the metal side facing outwards, heat and glare could be reflected back outside the building. The innovation was born!
Commissioning of the vacuum bonding chamber 1965.
In the 1960’s, Verosol developed the process of bonding an ultra-fine layer of reflective Aluminium Alloy, to textiles.
This metal compound was then applied as a heat reflective backing for Polyester curtain fabric. In the 70’s Verosol pleated blinds soon followed and in the 80’s, Verosol vertical louvres were the choice of architects and designers. In the 90’s technical fabrics like Trevira CS and common sunscreen became widely used. In response Verosol developed a selection of metal backed Trevira CS fabrics in a colour coordinated range of transparencies. Verosol’s most recent development is SilverScreen - a revolutionary high performance sunscreen fabric with metallised backing.
As fashion, architectural design and construction technology
has evolved, so too has Verosol. Verosol now delivers a new generation of metal backed fabrics and blind systems with an internationally recognised reputation for quality, solar efficiency, flexibility and performance.
Since those early years, we continue to live Cornelis’ legacy and strive to create sustainable environments where people
can live and work comfortably.
Vacuum bonding chamber - Eibergen The Netherlands.
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