The search for quality is almost an obsession for Parà. To be at the highest level, Parà has been able to choose the best supplier in the market that have become real partners over the years. Important collaborations with companies of the highest level has led to the creation of special and exclusive products that Parà uses to reach the highest goals.
CONFIDENCE IN TEXTILES
Confidence in textiles – this has been the motto of the independent test institutes of the International Oeko-Tex Association since 1992, with their tests for harmful substances according to Oeko-TexStandard 100 for textile products of all types which pose no risk whatsoever to health.
TEFLON EXTREME FOR PARA'
All TEMPOTEST® fabrics are treated with the latest generation of Teflon™ Fabric Protector. Born of PARÀ’s important partnership with Chemours, Teflon™ EXTREME for PARÀ is a special finishing with low environmental impact. The fabrics treated with Teflon™ EXTREME for PARÀ remain cleaner for longer thanks to the “pearling” action of this product, that decreases water absorption so allowing dirt particles to slip away more easily. The result is therefore easier removal of stains, faster drying and less wear over time when compared with untreated fabrics.
The service performed by TUV Italy for the companies of the sector covers all the aspects of the industrial production from the project approval to the inspection of the goods, from the process verification to the product compliance, from the qualifications of the staff to the certification and supervision of the plants, from risk assessment to reliability.
In order to avoid unpleasant the formation of mould, due to the accumulation and stagnation of water on the fabric, all TEMPOTEST® and TEMPOTEST® STARLIGHT coated articles are treated by PARÀ with the special SANITIZED® finishing. Expect a lot! SANITIZED AG is a leading global manufacturer of products for anti-microbial protection for textile and plastic items.
For over 50 years this Swiss company has developed special anti-microbial hygienic solutions using the latest technologies. SANITIZED AG is a company that researches and produces high-performance antimicrobial and bacteriostatic products that are only placed on the market after having been tested in accordance with current regulations with full respect for the environment and health.
All Tempotest fabrics are treated with a special type of finishing, the result of research and development by Parà in partnership with Dupont Teflon, made up of particles which because of their nanometric size are able to anchor themselves permanently to the fabric. During the treatment process, the finish is deposited not only on the surface of the fabric, but envelopes each individual fibre, forming an impenetrable barrier without compromising the fabric's breathability. The HI- Clean finishing makes Tempotest fabrics water and oil repellent, proof against rotting and immune to the formation of mould and fungus. It also renders them highly resistant to grease and self-cleaning when it comes to dirt caused by fine dust and pollution from industrial and urban exhaust emissions. Water or oil stains are not absorbed by the highly repellent fabric and slide away without leaving a trace. Even rain, also full of polluting substances, slides off without leaving a mark and removes residues that have not adhered to the fabric thanks to the barrier formed by Hi-Clean.Not only are these properties long-lasting, exposure to the sun's rays actually helps keep the special finish active.
ES-SDA EUROPEAN SOLAR SHADING DATABASE
To support the EU Qualicheck project that is designed to provide accurate data for construction products, the European Solar Shading Organisation (ES-SO) has developed a database of solar shading materials. This database includes independently validated performance data of blind fabrics, materials and complete products to European standards so comparison between blind types and materials is simple, secure and validated.
SMART SOLAR SHADING ADVISOR
Due to the participation at the specific training program promoted by ES-SO (ES-SO Academy), we are pleased to inform you that inside our Staff there are people qualified as Smart Solar Shading Advisor.
Thanks to specific training courses we are ready to support and guide our customers and their dealers towards the most correct choices to obtain the best solar shading performances and the related energy savings either in summer or in winter.
THE BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE
Parà is a proud member of “The Better Cotton Initiative/BCI”
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a global not-for-profit organization and the largest cotton sustainability program in the world. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. Through BCI and its Partners, farmers receive training on how to use water efficiently, care for the health of the soil and natural habitats, reduce use of the most harmful chemicals and apply decent work principles. BCI Farmers implementing this system are licensed to sell Better Cotton.
GRS (Global Recycled Standard)
Tempotest® Starlight blue is the first fabrics collection for sun protection made with Recycled PET GRS certified. The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is promoted by Textile Exchange , one of the most important non-profit organizations that internationally promote responsible and sustainable development in the textile sector . With this standard, Textile Exchange recognizes the fundamental importance of recycling for the growth of a model of sustainable production and consumption; aims to encourage the reduction of resource consumption (virgin raw materials, water and energy) and to increase the quality of recycled products. The GRS provides for the issue of a third party verified environmental statement which proves the content of recycled materials of their products (both intermediate and finished) and compliance with environmental and social criteria in all of the production chain.