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  • MOTORIZED FLEXSHADES | 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY | Installer: International Blind Contractors, LTD | Architect: David M. Childs
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Shading and Solar Control Solutions


Whether it’s a notion, a napkin drawing, or a CAD rendering, our designers will engineer the perfect solution. Working through a series of drawings, 3D printed prototypes, and full-size mock-ups, Draper brings your ideas to perfect fruition. Our custom abilities range from making small modifications to existing Draper shading systems, to one-of-a-kind design-build solutions.


Our variety of solutions, including roller shades, tensioned fabrics, solar shades, operable metal louvers, rack arm systems, and more, is second to none. And whether you need one or 15,000, we have the manufacturing capacity to get the job done on time.


Draper is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and we have several LEED-accredited professionals on staff. We believe in buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. We offer PVC-free, Greenguard Gold, and cradle-to-cradle fabrics. We also recycle and use lean processes to reduce waste.


The Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics at Carnegie Mellon University looked at the impact of daylighting on productivity and recorded 40 percent gains. We’ll help you design an integral shading strategy to maximize these gains and minimize negative impacts of glare and heat gain.


Draper offers an unmatched spectrum of beautiful and functional fabric colors and styles to solve any performance or aesthetic challenge. Woven mesh fabrics protect against heat, glare, and UV rays, while maintaining a view. Soft, translucent textiles offer designer appeal. Opaque fabrics eliminate visible light and provide privacy.


Our solutions are designed and built to endure the toughest conditions. We assemble, visually inspect, and operate every product before it leaves the factory to make sure it meets our high-quality standards.


We’ve been manufacturing solar control solutions in Spiceland, Indiana since 1902. Our commitment to our community remains strong, and our domestic production ensures higher quality and shorter lead times than our competitors—many of whom have moved their manufacturing to Asia or Mexico.


Draper shading systems are designed to work in any control scenario. From simple wall switches to manual bead chain clutch operation to remote operation, to sun tracking and building operating systems, we will design a control package to allow you to get the most of the shading systems’ capabilities.


Our drive to innovate informs our approach to solar control solutions, and our interior processes. We are continually developing new manufacturing solutions to help us deliver you the highest quality products as quickly as possible.


We’ve been manufacturing window shades since 1902. A lot has changed since then. We’ve spent millions of dollars on the latest computerized cutting and seaming equipment and training to produce high quality, high performing solutions. Our approximately 700 employees bring almost 8,000 years of collective experience to every project.


Daylighting reduces the need for artificial lighting, and in the winter brings in solar radiation to help heat the building. The right solar control solution helps reduce reliance on HVAC in the summer by cutting solar heat gain, and in the winter by helping retain building heat on cloudy days.


Draper’s agile engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and relationships with global partners like Warema, allow us to provide the perfect solution—even if you’re the only one who will ever use it. We build each shading system for an exact fit and custom design with a choice of material, color, hardware, and operating mechanism. Draper develops solutions to solve complex daylighting problems.


Natural daylight promotes wellness but can come at a cost. A sensible shading strategy allows you to enjoy the benefits of daylight while mitigating glare and solar heat gain issues.


Draper has manufactured custom window shading solutions for over 100 years. Our products reflect sunlight and heat, and reduce or eliminate glare. We offer flexible solutions for interior, exterior, and dual facade applications that allow you to control natural light, manage solar heat gain, reduce energy costs, and improve employee productivity and comfort.

Podcast: Shading Improves Workplace Comfort & Productivity

In this podcast, Jeff Miller, Draper's Solar Control Product Manager discusses how proper shading can improve worker comfort and productivity, improving the customer's bottom line. Click the link above to listen!

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In February 2018 we invited a video crew from the television show "Office Spaces: Inside the Blueprint" into our facility to show what goes on behind the scenes in window shade production. Click to watch.

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