TECHNICAL DETAILS

About our mesh

Kaynemaile's polycarbonate architectural mesh is a patented, world-leading innovation. With over 60-years of polycarbonate material science and research to call on we know our mesh inside out. We've undertaken extensive laboratory and field tests to ensure our product range works and we keep testing it everyday. We think the benefits of our product are extraordinary.

 

At a glance

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Material:  Engineering grade polycarbonate, fire and UV resistant
Visual open area:  Approximately 25%
Physical open area:  Approximately 80%
Weight:  3kg m2 (0.6 lb/ft2)
Maximum sheet size:  Unlimited height and width
Screen thickness:  15mm (0.6")
Colour customisation:  Available (additional costs may apply to small orders)
Diameter of ring:  22mm internal, 28mm external

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Technical Benefits

 
Kaynemaile Simple Attachment Systems

Simple Attachment Systems

Our attachment methods for both exterior and interior systems are simple and based around two systems that utilise tube and hooks or a low profile track. Even our custom projects are based around these simple attaching systems. For fixing details, contact us at info@kaynemaile.com or enquire here.

Kaynemaile Unbeatable Strength

Unbeatable Strength

Our mesh is made from the highest performing thermoplastic. It is extremely robust and impact resistant. Thermally stable from -40°C to 120°C (-40°F up to 248°F). 

Kaynemaile is Lightweight

Lightweight

Stronger and lighter than glass. It weighs 3kg per m2 making it a perfect choice where a low static load on buildings is required. Plus our light weight mesh makes handling on site easy.

80% airflow achieved with Kaynemaile architectural mesh

80% Airflow

Our mesh gives approximately 80% airflow through the cross sectional open area. This means air compliant movement can be maintained in interior spaces and exterior screens.

Kaynemaile architectural mesh is fire resistant

Fire Resistant

Kaynemaile mesh is thermally stable and has excellent heat resistance. It achieves the highest 1S rating in the AS/ISO 9705 room test. With a ASTM D 2843 smoke index of 70.9°, ASTM 635 HB-CCI and NFPA 701-pass. We use FR-V0 material that is rated self-extinguishing and suitable for high-density public spaces.

kaynemaile architectural mesh is UV tolerant for solar protection

Solar Protection

Kaynemaile-Armour mesh façade system can significantly reduce both radiant heat through direct sunlight (EMR) and thermal conductive heat from entering the interior of a building. This gives you the ability to let daylight in and manage the passive solar gain within the building envelope — all while maintaining visual transparency. For more information, contact us at info@kaynemaile.com or enquire here.

Kaynemaile weather protection

Weather Protection

Our mesh system acts as an effective wind and rain screen due to its cross-sectional density. For added protection, a second layer of mesh can be utilised further limiting the wind and rain penetration.

kaynemaile efficient installation

Efficient Installation

Our large screens go up fast without cranes because our fixing systems are simple. Should you need it we offer an on-site supervisory service to help you with your project anywhere in the world.

 
 

Mesh Performance Testing


TEST

RESULT


Flammability

AS / ISO 9705 Pass Result 1S
Flame-resistant polycarbonate (FRPC)

Rated 'self-extinguishing', standard result — UL94 V-O at 3mm

Kaynemaile architectural mesh has been tested to:
— AS 1530 pt2, achieving a flammability index result of (FI) = 6
— AS 1530 pt3: Regulatory Indices - Ignitability Index = 0, Spread of flame index = 0, Heat Evolved Index = 0, Smoke Developed Index = 1
— NFPA - 701 test method #2 — Pass
— DIN 4102.2 — Pass

USA Intertek Architectural Testing:
— ASTM D 1929 self-ignition test - 968 °F (520 °C) — Pass
— ASTM D 1929 flash ignition temperature - 842 °F (450 °C) — Pass
— ASTM D 2843 average smoke density rating - 70.9 — Pass
— ASTM D 635 average linear rate of burn, no self-sustained burn, classified HB and Class CC1


Sunlight (UV) and exterior weathering

UV stabilised Makrolon Polycarbonate.

Independently lab tested by Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ).

Results show minimal structural/tensile deterioration of the mesh after 2000 hours of continuous testing in New Zealand's harshest UV conditions — some of the toughest in the world.

All colours are light fastened, mineral-based pigments to maintain colour and recyclability. Real world full external exposure testing after 8 years shows 95% original strength and colour retention.


Tensile strength and impact resistance

Note: The accumulated strength of seamless mesh increases proportionately with the size of the panel.

Astron burst testing with a point load area of approx. 32mm (1.5") on small 140 x 140mm (5 1/2" x 5 1/2") samples show a peak resistance of 279kg (615lb).

Suitable for use as balustrade infill to New Zealand Building Code NZBC F4 safety from falling.

Exceeds required strength loads prescribed in AS/NZS 1170.1 for balustrades including C5 Crowd loadings.

 
 

Care, maintenance and warranty


Kaynemaile Care and Maintenance

Care and maintenance

Architectural mesh by Kaynemaile is easy to maintain and impervious to most airborne pollutants and dirt deposits. We simply recommend cleaning when dirt or pollutants can be seen, or annually as part of a normal cleaning regime.

Methods of cleaning:

Interior environments
— Vacuum or coarse bristle broom or brush, or
— Damp cloth with regular dishwashing detergent and clean water. Rinse with water if heavily soiled
— Avoid abrasive, wax, alkaline or silicon cleaning materials

Exterior environments
— Mild detergent pre-soak followed by a low-pressure water blaster rinse
— Avoid abrasive, wax, alkaline or silicon cleaning materials

Kaynemaile 10 year warranty

10 Year Warranty

Kaynemaile-Armour™ and Spacemaile™ products have a 10 year standard warranty. Our seamless Architectural mesh is UV stabilised using inorganic colours for long term stability and full recyclability.

 
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We're here to help.

We're happy to answer your questions. From product information to technical assistance. Call us, send us an email, or fill in our enquiry form.

 

Email info@kaynemaile.com

New Zealand HQ +64 4 473 4989
Australia Free Call +1 800 231 153
USA Free Call +1 855 387 5440

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