TECHNICAL DETAILS

About our mesh

Our architectural mesh is a patented, world-leading innovation. Made with the highest grade Makrolon® polycarbonate it has 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 the product range works and we keep testing it everyday. We think the benefits of the Kaynemaile product are extraordinary.

 

At a glance

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Material:  Engineering grade Makrolon® 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 solar reduction

Solar Reduction

Kaynemaile mesh 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 is fast to install

Super-Fast Installation

Kaynemaile mesh 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. This means our installed rate is more cost effective than metal or glass panel products.

Kaynemaile has unlimited screen size

Unlimited Screen Size

We are not limited by panel size—we can make our screens to any height or width without joins or distracting gaps. This gives you freedom at the design concept stage that other materials don’t. Making our screens to the size you need them means less structure, less fixings, and less time on site.

Kaynemaile has a nil-waste manufacturing process

Eco-conscious Manufacturing

We are constantly striving to reduce the environmental footprint of our business. Our unique manufacturing process means we only make what we need. Our materials are fully recyclable using low-energy processes.

Kaynemaile is a fire resistant building product

Fire Resistant

Kaynemaile mesh is compliant with 2018 IBC section 2606 “Light transmitting plastics” achieving a CC1 classification. Kaynemaile mesh has also achieved a Group 1s in the AS/ISO 9705 room test (similar to a Class A in the NFPA 286 room corner test) with a SMOGRA of 0.5m2/s2; ASTM D 2843 smoke index of 70.9°, ASTM 635 HB-CCI and NFPA 701-pass; UL94 FR-V0 material at 3mm that is rated self-extinguishing.

Contact us for more specific information for your location.

Kaynemaile is low maintenance

Low Maintenance

Our mesh is easy to clean. Exterior applications can be washed down with water. Interior applications can be brushed down or vacuumed. For best results we recommend an annual clean.

Kaynemaile Trusted Durability

Trusted Durability

Metal based materials corrode and oxidise in coastal conditions. Kaynemaile does not. Our mesh holds true to its tensile strength. We use mineral colour-fast pigments that will not stain your building when it rains, unlike traditional metal mesh materials.

Kaynemaile for 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 skin of mesh can be utilised which effectively limits the through penetration.

Kaynemaile has 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.

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.

 
 

Mesh Performance Testing


TEST

RESULT


Flammability

Kaynemaile architectural mesh has been tested to:

AS/ISO 9705 Room Corner Test — Result 1-S
Equivalent US NFPA 286 room corner classification (Class A*) performance.
*NFPA 286 room corner test to be carried out (same as ISO 9705) results indicate Class A conversion

NFPA 701 — Pass

Conforming with section 803.12 stability at 200°F — Pass

ASTM D 1929 Self-Ignition Temperature - 968 °F (520 °C)

ASTM D 1929 Flash Ignition Temperature - 842 °F (450 °C)

ASTM D 2843 — Smoke Density Rating of 70.9

ASTM 635 — Average linear rate of burn, no self-sustained burn, CC1 Class HB-CC1

UL94-VO — Self-extinguishing at 3mm

IMO Resolution A.652 — Pass smoldering cigarette & match flame equivalent

DIN 4102 part 1 — Pass B1

AS 1530.2 — Flammability index result of (FI) = 6

AS 1530.3 — Regulatory indices - Ignitability index = 0, Spread of flame index = 0, Heat evolved index = 0, Smoke Developed Index = 1

Under the new NCC and AS 5637 codes for Australia, Kaynemaile mesh achieved a Group 1 flammability rating and a SMORGA of 0.5 m2/s2.


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

Our mesh 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, brush, or wipe with damp cloth and regular dishwashing detergent
— 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 products have a 10 year standard warranty. Kaynemaile mesh is UV stabilised using inorganic colours for long term stability and full recyclability.

 
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Technical Specifications


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Have a Question? Need a Sample?

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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