1. What is the system SolaAir™?
SolaAir™ is the system of decorative panels meant for creation of dynamic “living” structures with moving elements (sequins) activated by air flows. Such products are developed and manufactured by the Russian scientific-and-production company “Reflective Technology”. The company produces 3 types of such panels: Standard, Pixel, Bit, under its own registered SolaAir trademark! Production facilities and head office of the company are located in the Southern Federal district of the Russian Federation, in Krasnodar.
The basic part of Standard and Pixel panels consists of a lattice matrix panel with mounting holes. Such panel is made of durable highly transparent polymer material. It is very flexible and light (150 grams!).
The basic element of Bit panel is a monolithic support with a mounting hole. Such panel is made of durable highly transparent polymer material. It is very reliable and light (30 grams!).
Movable reflective elements (MRE) or so called “sequins” are presented in three shapes: disk, square, polyhedron. MRE are made of polymer material having high-grade color mirror coating. The material and technology for sequins production are completely developed by the specialists of our company, they have no analogs and are manufactured at our own enterprise.
2. What is the color range for SolaAir panels?
SolaAir panels are available in more than 35 colors and special effects. You can learn more about color options in the "colors" section. We can also apply any image you like on the sequins.
3. How panels are correctly installed
Each SolaAir panel has a large number of mounting holes with diameter of 3 mm. The holes are arranged so as a reflective element could overlap the head of a self-tapping screw. The panels can be fixed to the surface with the help of double-sided adhesive tape, self-tapping screws and staples.
4. Is it possible to attach such panels to each other?
Along each of four edges the panels have coupling elements of male-female type. Locking of such joints ensure rigid and reliable attachment of several panels to each other.
5. Can a panel picture assembled of a group of panels be hanged independently?
Due to the fact that any panel picture can be assembled of a group of panels the resulting picture can be used independently (without any rigid support). This advantage is very helpful when such panels are used temporarily for special actions or events, ceremonies, decoration of stages and shop windows.
6. Can SolaAil panels resist such extremal weather conditions as frost, strong wind, high temperature and ultraviolet solar radiation?
The reliable and flexible material, which is used for manufacturing of the SolaAir decorative panels, is highly resistant to variations of temperature (-40/+70 oC), wind gusting to 25 m/sec, precipitations in the form of rain and snow, as well as durable ultraviolet solar radiation. Details of the service conditions for the SolaAir system you can read in the article: “Advantages of the original living SolaAir signs”.
Such products were tested in a chamber under natural environment in one of the certified laboratories of out country – see “Certificate of Testing the SolaAir Products”.
7. What is the difference between the standard series and “Décor” series?
The “Décor” series of panels was developed specially for interior use (decoration, staging, window dressing). Visually one can see no difference between the panels meant for outdoor use and “Décor” series. The key difference consists in unavailability of high UV protection in “Décor” series. The warranty period for serviceability of “Décor” series is 3 years when used indoors.
8. During what period can your company manufacture a SolaAir panel?
We fulfill orders during 1 – 5 working days. Time periods for manufacturing SolaAir Print panels, large and wholesale orders are determined individually for each customer.
9. What is the warranty period for SolaAir panels?
The products warranty period is 2 years under environmental conditions within average European climate.
The products manufactured under the SolaAir brand passed testing and conform to the requirements of GOST 9.401-91.
When the products are used outdoors their serviceability is considerably dependent on the locality of their use. For some regions such period may be 3-5 years, for others 5 and more years. A great number of factors and their combination are of importance for the period of service life of the products – humidity, UV radiation, too high and low temperatures, etc.
According to our inquiry an independent research center performed laboratory testing of the products in a climatic chamber. The test results showed that the products had no visible changes (under horizontal exposure) during 2.6 years for Sochi, during 3.7 years – for Moscow, 3.2 years – for Ural service conditions!
10. How can we verify that we have purchased the original products?
All SolaAir Standard and SolaAir Pixel panels have the mark of SolaAir – Made in Russia at the back/reverse side.
11. How to choose properly the shape of movable reflective elements?
If in your project you use SolaAir products of the same color as the background, then we recommend to use the reflective elements of disk or polyhedron shape. Such choice will enhance visibility and recognition of your product and make the whole structure more intensively colored.
When your project requires overlapping the background color of the advertising structure as much as possible, or the background color is different from the panels color, then in such case we recommend to use rectangular shape of reflective elements.
12. How to use the background color for SolaAir system in the right manner?
When using the panels of standard colors, and also the panels made based on the Print technology we recommend to apply the background color similar to the panel color.
13. What is the cleaning procedure for SolaAir panels?
The panels are easily cleaned with the help of a “static” brush or sponge with microfiber. For rough cleaning it is possible to use Kärcher equipment with moderate water pressure without any chemicals. You can see the test demo on the panels cleaning at: “Kärcher test – SolaAir decorative panel 180 bar!”
14. Is it possible to make (counterfeit) a SolaAir panel by myself or use any analog of SolaAir system?
Attention: The rights to the utility models “Decorative reflective panel”, “Light reflecting decorative panel picture”, and also “Device for mounting reflective elements” are protected in the Russian Federation with the patents for utility models nos. 152342, 155780, 156287.
Responsibility for violation of the patent rights is stipulated in article 147 of the RF Criminal Code.
We would like to warn any unfair entrepreneurs in advance that since 2015 the patent legislation of the Russian Federation became more stringent. In case of violation of the exclusive right to a utility model the author shall be entitled to claim, at his own discretion, from a law breaker (pursuant to article 1358 of the RF Civil Code: “The following actions are considered as usage of a utility model: importing to the RF territory, manufacture, usage, offer for sale, sale, any other introduction of goods into civil circulation or storage for such purposes of the product, in which such utility model is implemented) for payment of indemnity:
1) in the amount from ten thousand rubles to five million rubles, which is determined by a court decision based on a breach character;
2) in the amount of double cost of the right to use an invention, utility model or industrial design, determined based on the cost, which at similar circumstances is usually charged for legal use of appropriate invention, utility model, industrial design in the same way, which was used by a law breaker.