We’re confident that you’ll find working with Cascade easy, enjoyable and rewarding. We welcome you to share your performance and visual criteria with us before writing a specification. Our experienced architectural representatives are eager to collaborate and walk you through design options.

Each new project has a unique set of requirements, so we’ll help you identify the best combination of material and engineered attachment to ensure your project is a success.

Cascade Architectural

Finishes

Presentation is Paramount. Durable custom finishes for every component of your Fabricoil® system.

To deliver your design vision, Cascade Architectural offers high-performance protective coatings for Fabricoil® and its attachment systems to achieve your project’s functional and aesthetic requirements. Coatings are provided in a wide range of colors and finishes including custom colors using your manufacturers paint codes or to match standard RAL finishes. For maximum durability, all exterior Fabricoil® Systems are Powder Coated unless natural finishes are desired. Cascade has conducted extensive successful salt-spray testing to ASTM G85 annex A5 test standards to 4,000 hours of exposure. Stainless Steel and Copper-Clad Steel can be left in its natural form. Left unfinished, Copper-Clad Steel will slowly change to brownish hues and ultimately a bronze/grey/green patina. Our team of experienced product specialists are ready to assist you in selecting the appropriate type of protective coating to bring your vision to life..

Fabricoil weaves come equipped with high-performance protective coatings or may be left untouched for a natural metal finish, no powder coating necessary. Below are a list of raw materials used to create Fabricoil® weaves and a guide to their finishes.

Aluminum

Aluminum 5056 – H18 Wire is an ideal material for our weaving process. Its ease of formability, high resistance to corrosion, excellent strength-to-weight ratio and its natural aesthetic qualities make aluminum wire the obvious choice for most applications. Our Aluminum Wire is very ductile-aiding to the weaving process, making it relatively cheap to manufacture. Being non-ferrous, the material does not discolor or deteriorate in most climates. Weighing almost 1/3-1/2 that of steel, Aluminum weaves can cover more area while adding minimal mass to its supports, again decreasing the overall cost. In its bare state, Aluminum Wire is light silver in appearance but can be coated any custom color. Additionally, our Aluminum wire can be polished to be more lustrous, called Brightened Aluminum. Aluminum is available in a wide variety of wire gauges.

Brite Nickel Plated Steel

Nickel Plated Steel Wire is our standard mild steel wire coated with a thin layer of electrolytic nickel. The coating not only offers a brilliant chrome finish but also helps in resisting corrosion. Typically, Nickel Plated Wire is used on interior applications where a high-gloss mirrored finish is desired. It is available in a wide variety of wire gauges. 

Copper-Clad Steel

Copper-Clad Steel Wire is our mild steel wire with pure copper metallurgically bonded to the low carbon steel wire’s surface. The Copper-Clad Wire exhibits a brilliant red polished finish when extruded in the continuous solid-cladding process. However, if left bare and untreated the wire’s appearance will slowly change to brownish hues and ultimately a grey/green patina. Additionally, left in its natural form Copper-Clad Steel Fabricoil® is naturally antimicrobial resulting in increased public health safety but also increased durability and beautiful aesthetics. By applying a thin layer of clear automotive lacquer, the bright salmon color can be maintained if desired. Our Copper-Clad wire conforms to ASTM standards and has both interior and exterior applications. Copper-Clad Steel is available in a wide variety of wire gauges.

Silver Tin-Plated Steel

Silver Tin-Plated Steel Wire is our standard mild steel wire with a shiny, brilliant silver tin-plated surface. The tin coating is Grade A and conforms to ASTM standards. Its relatively low cost and attractive finish make it a great choice for interior draperies and the like. Silver Tin-Plated Steel is available in a wide variety of wire gauges.

Solid Brass

Solid Brass Wire is a beautiful natural golden color. Its alloy composition is 70% Copper, 30% Zinc and denoted as Half Hard. As bare wire, Brass has a relatively high resistance to corrosion but can oxidize over time. A clear-coat finish can be added to preserve its natural color if desired. The wire’s anti-magnetic and anti-spark properties coupled with moderate tensile strength make it a unique material for special applications. Solid Brass Wire conforms to ASTM standards and is available in a select set of wire gauges.

Stainless Steel Type 316

Stainless Steel Type 316 exhibits very high levels of corrosion resistance when compared to most other stainless-steel types. It has a slightly higher strength than Type 304 and can handle higher temperatures. In most cases, Type 316 is used for all exterior applications where relatively high strengths and high resistance to oxidation or eroding is required. In its bare state, Type 316 has a lustrous metallic finish. Stainless Steel Type 316 conforms to ASTM standards and is available in a wide variety of wire gauges.

Steel

Brite Basic Steel Wire is a low-carbon, mild steel wire with a semi-bright finish. Its relatively high strength, durability and low cost make it a great choice for a wide variety of applications. Our Brite Basic Wire conforms to ASTM standards and can be coated almost any custom color. Brite Basic Steel is available in a wide variety of wire gauges.

Fullness

Fabricoil® can create a billowing drapery effect by using more material than what is required to cover a given area. This effect is called "fullness" and is expressed as a percentage of additional material. Acceptable range for fullness is 15-200%.

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Natural finish no powder coating.

Antique Brass

Antique Bronze

Antique Copper

Brightened

Brite Blue

Brite Nickel Plated Steel

Brite Pearl Grey

Cascade Blue

Champagne

Copper-Clad Steel

Coral Blue

Dark Red

Freedom Red

Graphite

Green Brown

Gunmetal Black

Metallic Blue

Metallic White

Orange Whip

Pewter

Rosewood

Satin Black

Satin Brass

Satin Bronze

Satin Copper

Satin Gold

Silver

Solid Brass

Stainless Steel

Ultra Black Stainless Steel

White

Weaves

All Fabricoil® weaves share the same fundamental geometry, created by interlocking individual strands of spiraled wire. What varies widely is Fabricoil’s scale. The weave you select impacts the material’s percentage of open area (from 40% to 85%), textured appearance, thickness (from 3/32” to 1/2”), wire gauge (from 14 to 21), and ultimate strength. Your knowledgeable Cascade Architectural representative is ready to help you select the perfect weave for your application.

3/32"

2mm
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1/8"

3mm
ArchitecturalGuardian GradeCertified BlastExteriorInterior

3/16"

5mm
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1/4"

6mm
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5/16"

8mm
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3/8"

10mm
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1/2"

13mm
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Resources

Engineered Attachment Systems

Sleeve - Secura with Narrow Ceiling Brackets

Interior Only
Tensioned
Data Sheet

Sleeve - Secura with Threaded Rod Suspension Brackets and Wall Brackets

Interior Only
Tensioned
Data Sheet

Sleeve - Secura with Threaded Rod Suspension Brackets and Ceiling Brackets

Interior Only
Tensioned
Data Sheet

Glide Track (Manual)

Operable
Interior Only
Data Sheet

Glide Track (Motorized)

Operable
Interior Only
Data Sheet

Stainless Steel Secura Track

Operable
Guardian Grade
Data Sheet

Aluminum Secura Track

Operable
Interior Only
Guardian Grade
Data Sheet

Aluminum Secura Track with Valance

Operable
Interior Only
Data Sheet

Spectrack

Operable
Interior Only
Data Sheet

1300 Series Track

Operable
Interior Only
Data Sheet

Hook with Steel Angle

Interior Only
Data Sheet

Hook with Aluminum Angle

Interior Only
Data Sheet

Sleeve (Horizontal Coil Direction)

Interior Only
Data Sheet

Sleeve - Single Secura w/Vertical Coil Direction

Interior Only
Data Sheet

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