Spanish Market for Sun Protection
Spain's Solar Protection sector is
getting ready for new challenges
The hotel industry in Spain
offers a big market for the
sun protection sector.
Photo: Protección Solar
DUE TO ITS SPECIAL GEOGRAPHIC AND CLIMATIC SITUATION, SPAIN IS A COUNTRY
THAT HAS ALWAYS NEEDED AND SOUGHT STRATEGIES FOR FINDING WAYS OF
PROTECTING ITSELF FROM THE EFFECTS OF THE SUN. ITEMS SUCH AS BLINDS, INTERIOR
CURTAINS, AWNINGS, TEXTILE BLINDS AND PERGOLAS ARE A CONSTANT FIXTURE
IN HOMES, WORKPLACES AND PUBLIC SPACES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, WHICH
ALL SERVE TO GUARANTEE THE COMFORT OF THOSE USING THEM.
The regulatory framework for the awnings and blinds sector
in Spain is defined by the standards ”UNE-EN 13561: 2015.
External blinds and awnings. Performance requirements
including safety” and the ”UNE-EN 13659: 2016. External venetian
safety”. Furthermore, the Technical Building Code (CTE) is also
being considered as part of this regulatory scenario, which
serves to define regulations for the area where these products
are installed, which is, generally speaking, on buildings, and
the product's CE marking whose conditions are set out in the
European Construction Products Regulations (CPR).
On the other hand, Directive 2010/31/EC on Building Energy
Efficiency, according to which any new buildings must, by
26 blinds and blinds. Performance requirements inclu ding
R+T markets 2018
2020, consume almost no energy – known as NZEB (Nearly
Zero Energy Buildings) – will also present a challenge for all
of those products that make up part of a building's outer
cove ring, just as is the case for components offering solar
This directive coming into effect may bring about a turning
point for solar protection in terms of architects ordering products.
As part of a building project, architects usually dictate
the type of solar protection system to be included - blinds,
awning, textile blinds. Despite this, until now the promoter
tended to avoid these solutions to cut down on work and they
often just dropped from the project. Ultimately, the decision
to adopt this solution passed on to the user with the inherent