Verosol are a Dutch fabrics company, world-famous as the inventors of metallised fabrics.
In 1963, Cornelis Verolme, the famous Dutch shipbuilder and founder of Verosol, sailed into the New York harbour. He marvelled at the impressive skyline and noticed that the towering skyscrapers were mostly clad in glass. He wondered how difficult it would be to keep the indoor climate manageable.
Cornelis became passionate with the idea of finding a solution to this problem and experimented tirelessly with many ideas and concepts. In 1965 he established the Verolme vacuum metallising company and developed a process – still unique today - of applying a microscopic layer of aluminium to textile.
Cornelis believed that if he could create metal backed fabrics that could be made into curtains and blinds, with the metal side facing outwards, heat and glare could be reflected back outside the building. By regulating this heat and light, buildings could not only benefit by significant energy savings but would also create a much more comfortable environment for occupants.
Since those early years, Verosol continue to hold Cornelis’ legacy and strive to create sustainable environments where people can live and work comfortably.
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.