Originally Posted by Milt99
Screen Research is defunct essentially being replaced by Screen Excellence.
This statement needs clarification... Screen Research is in receivership in France, so their future is up in the air at this time, but they are not "defunct".
Screen Excellence is owned by Patrice Congard, who used to work for Screen Research. Patrice developed the multi-layer weave fabric for SR that made them famous. Patrice has also developed the new generation of tighter weaves which are now only sold under the Screen Excellence name, although SR and SMX have since copied them.
(Although SMX now has a competitive fabric, their first fabrics were single layer weave fabrics made by companies like Phifer for roller shades
, and were not taken seriously by real pros)
Also, Screen Excellence has the Craftsman series, which is a DIY-friendly line of products with just the material which you can stretch into your own millwork.
I have been a dealer since it the product came to the US, and I use it as often as possible.