December 17, 2011

Polymeric seamless mesh

Kaynemaile is a seamless mesh composed of polymer rings. The advantage of the Kaynemaile process is its ability to create multiple elements and assemble them into a three-dimensional structuredmesh at the same time, as opposed to molding components first and assembling them later. Every single component interconnects with at least four other parts, without the need for additionallinking materials or adhesives.

Kaynemaile’s seamless mesh can actually be made from many different materials—including liquid-crystal polymers, polycarbonates, thermoset urethanes, rubber, and metal alloys—the requirement being whether a material can phase change from a liquid to a solid state. As a modern alternative to traditional woven, welded, or perforated metal sheeting, Kaynemaile is lighter, price-competitive, has faster turnaround and delivery, efficient to freight (one-eighth the embodied energy by weight), easier to install, changeable in appearance through the use of lighting, and constantly evolving to accommodate future trends through the use of low-environmental-impact polymers. Kaynemaile’s oil spill recovery attributes use the three dimensional structure of the mesh to capture and contain heavy crude oil when floating on saltwater or freshwater environments, which is then removed through a simple process and redeployed for continuous recovery.

Contact: Kaynemaile Ltd., Thorndon, New Zealand.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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