Polycarbonate for Architectural Mesh Case Study

From the big screen to real life

Polycarbonates Help Mesh Push the Boundaries of Design & Function

An idea that started as a lightweight alternative to traditional chain mail for theatrical costumes has evolved into a revolutionary building material suitable for a variety of interior and exterior applications. By utilizing polycarbonates, Kaynemaile™ architectural mesh offers outstanding structural performance for high-wear environments, such as schools, airports and public spaces.

OEM: Kaynemaile™ Ltd.
Industry: Commercial architecture
Application: Architectural mesh
Product: Makrolon® polycarbonate

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Many of the key attributes of Kaynemaile’s architectural mesh – its light weight, remarkable strength and translucency – are made possible by Makrolon® polycarbonate from Covestro. The seamless architectural mesh is produced via a continuous injection molding process resulting in a 3D structure comprised of solid rings. The final product is recyclable, highly durable and resistant to rust.

Kaynemaile’s architectural mesh products are 15 percent of the weight of equivalent stainless steel mesh. This light weight and flexibility enables designers and architects to achieve ambitious designs incorporating curves and organic shapes. Further adding to the design possibilities, the architectural mesh is available in a variety of UV-stabilized colors and custom dimensions.

Kaynemaile offers both interior (Spacemaile™) and exterior (Building-Amour™) architectural solutions. Spacemaile™ screens are suitable for fixed security screening, free-hanging partitions and feature walls. Spacemaile™ has been specified for a range of high profile interiors, including the showroom at Samsung’s Korean headquarters, Nokia’s offices in London, and the Covestro New Zealand head office.

Commercial applications - such as airports, universities and commercial facades – have taken advantage of Building-Armour™. This single-sheet solution can be used for rain and wind screening, façade cladding, solar shading and safety-from-falling balustrading for exterior, high-wear environments.

The main properties of Makrolon® polycarbonate grades are:

  • Impact resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • High dimensional stability
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