THE STRENGTH FEATURE
Kaynemaile-Armour: Strong at Any Scale
Kaynemaile-Armour is a uniquely modern re-imagination of the two thousand-year-old chainmail concept using strong (yet lightweight) polycarbonate. Kaynemaile-Armour has a wide range of application possibilities and is perfect for small to large scale building facades. The product is simple and easy to design feature screens for new buildings or upgrade your existing building fast.
Kaynemaile-Armour is specified around the world for exterior facade screens both large and small in scale. Now available through Danpal Australia, Kaynemaile-Armour is manufactured from an engineering grade polycarbonate and is extremely robust and impact resistant. Each individual ring can hold up to 60kgs and the accumulated strength of the seamless mesh increases proportionately with the size of the panel.
Kaynemaile have done a number of tensile strength and impact resistance tests. The Astron burst test had a point load area of approx. 32mm (1.5") on small 140 x 140mm (5 1/2" x 5 1/2") samples and showed a peak resistance of 279kg (615lb). The material exceeds the required strength loads prescribed in AS/NZS 1170.1 for balustrades including C5 Crowd loadings.
Just for fun, the Kaynemaile team took it upon themselves to test the strength of Kaynemaile-Armour mesh in the best possible way — to create a trampoline! The mesh outperformed — as expected — and held four adult men and a dog just fine. You can also see the video below.
Kaynemaile-Armour mesh is super lightweight at 3kgs m2 (0.6 lb/ft2). It is only 15% the weight of the equivalent in stainless steel mesh; so it requires less supporting structure. This can mean install time and labour required can be cut significantly reducing costs.
Kaynemaile-Armour is perfectly used to upgrade an existing building on the Coco California retail store situated in Port Lincoln, Australia. Used to modernise their existing low-key retail frontage, the system went up quickly — in under a day. A simple and effective way to add some upscale interest to an existing facade.
As Kaynemaile-Armour is made from an engineering grade polycarbonate, it is extremely resilient and inherently insulating (with low thermal conductivity). Kaynemaile-Armour does not store heat in the way metal products do. It remains at near ambient temperature to protect the building from conductive heat gains. The three-dimensional mesh structure means more of the mesh surface area is in shade and a higher amount of ventilation is possible (when compared to conventional steel mesh products).
These unique features of Kaynemaile mesh mean designers can be more creative with their facades but know that the functional attributes of the product will be a great selling point to clients and create intrigue for the end user.
STRENGTH TESTING — THE KAYNEMAILE WAY
As a bit of fun, the Kaynemaile team took it upon themselves to test the strength of Kaynemaile mesh in the best possible way — to create a trampoline! The mesh outperformed — as expected — and held four adult men and a dog just fine.
Take a look.
Kaynemaile Architectural mesh is a patented, world-leading innovation. We think the benefits of the Kaynemaile product are extraordinary.
Kaynemaile-Armour significantly reduces both radiant heat through direct sunlight (EMR) and thermal conductive heat from entering the interior of a building by up to 70%. This gives you the ability to let daylight in and manage the passive solar gain—all while maintaining visual transparency.
Kaynemaile-Armour is lightweight (3kg per square metre) and goes up fast, cutting down the install time dramatically and saving costs. Our fixing systems are simple and we don’t need the same level of sub-frame as metal products.
We are constantly striving to reduce the environmental footprint of our business. Our unique manufacturing process means we only make what we need and our materials are fully recyclable using low-energy processes.
For more information on fire resistance and other benefits of our mesh, visit our Technical page.
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