Strong, light, durable.

The mesh coming from the future

Fire Resistance

i-Mesh is certified A-Class for ASTM tests and Class-1 for European standards. Best ratings in matter of fire resistance in the construction market, suited for public installations.

Thermal Comfort

i-Mesh is classified as Cool Material, reflecting the solar irradiation. The use of i-Mesh fiberglass on facades improves the indoor thermal comfort during the hottest months. Additional refreshing properties are enhanced by its capability of letting the wind blow through gently.

Durability

Ageing tests and real life installations in extreme weather conditions show no changes in the performance or colour of the material.

Recyclability

The material is composed of just two parts: the fiber and the resin. The resin has a thermoplastic origin, hence both components can be separated and re-used.

Reusability

i-Mesh panels generate considerable savings over the short and medium term due to its natural mechanical resistance, hence they may be installed and stowed away regularly event after event, or re-cut for a new installation.

Easy Installation

The installation of i-Mesh has a very simple procedure and spins savings further costs, because it is light, tailor-made shaped and it doesn't need heavy structures to be tensioned.

Zero-waste philosophy

With conventional fabrics, converters buy rolls of material and create a substantial amount of waste transforming the fabric into a panel. With i-Mesh, no industrial waste is generated because it is produced custom, exactly in the shape and pattern desired, ready to be installed.

Natural Ventilation

The permeability of i-Mesh panels enables natural ventilation to flow, both on vertical applications (so on building facades) and on horizontal ones.

Lightweight

The fibres we use have the best strength-to-weight ratio and they are placed only where needed. The outcome is a lightweight material: that means cheaper shipping costs, compact sizes and low energy consumption.

Light Properties

Daylight simulations together with physical data, show that i-Mesh is a great light diffuser. Compared to a metallic shading device, it reduces glare discomfort whilst producing a higher lux ratio inside the space, creating a comfortable inside-outside visual.

The six basic colours are the natural colours of the fibers. We make no use of dyes, in order to save additional costs, time and environment.

TENSILE STRENGHT TO WEIGHT
HEAT REFLECTANCE
COLOUR CHANGE BY UV
COLOUR
LIGHT TRANS-MITTANCE
STRENGHT AFFECTED BY UV
COLOUR CHANGE BY UV
COST
zylon

Zylon has very high breaking load and value of elastic modulus; excellent creep and heat resistance.

ZYLON
MAN MADE
carbon

Carbon fibers have several advantages including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion.

CARBON
MINERAL
fiberglass

Fiberglass is excellent for outdoor solutions because steady over time, due to its capacity of resistance to sunlight exposure and excellent in the matter of reflectance to light and heat.

FIBERGLASS
MINERAL
technora

Technora® is a very strong fiber - eight times as strong as steel - and has great heat and chemical resistance.

TECHNORA
MAN MADE
basalt

Basalt fibers has similar characteristics to fibreglass but has better physico-mechanical properties.

BASALT
MINERAL
volcano

Volcano derives from the volcanic rock which is enriched in order to enhance its mechanical, thermic and chemical performances.

VOLCANO
MINERAL
very high
low
no
copper
no
yes
no
very high
very high
no
no
black
no
no
no
high
moderate
low
no
white
medium
no
no
medium
high
medium
yes
gold
low
yes
yes
medium
moderate
low
no
brown
no
no
no
medium
moderate
medium
no
champagne
moderate
no
no
medium
i-Mesh Technology
MATERIAL
TENSILE STRENGHT Npa
FIBERS
Glass, Basalt, Carbon, Technora, Zylon, Vulcano
COMPOSITION
60% fibers - 40% thermoplastics
PVC FREE
WEIGHTS
from 116 gr/sqm to 1000 gr/sqm
SIZE
unlimited
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
on specification
Normated Tests
NORMATED TESTS
PROPERTY
STANDARD
COMPOSITION
Polymer/fiber ratio by TGA
ASTM E1131
PHYSICAL
Thermal conductivity
Relative density
Normal density
Specific heat
ISO 22007-4
ASTM D792
ASTM D3776/D3776M
ISO 11357-4
OPTICAL
Light transmittance
Reflectance
Gloss
ASTM D1003
ASTM E903
ASTM E903
AGEING
UV-B
ISO 4892
ACOUSTICS
Reverberation
ISO 11654:1998
Certifications
CERTIFICATIONS
STANDARD
RESULTS
FIRE RETARDANCY
UNI 9174:1987+A1:1996
UNI 9176:1998
EN ISO 11925-2:2010
ASTM_E84_16-068A
CAN ULC S102 16-068B
ITA Class 1
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EU B-s1-d0
Class A
FSR: 10 - SDC: 35
REFLECTANCY
ASTM E903
70 %
CE
EN 416
Plafoni in tensione
LEED EVALUATION
Up to 34 points
MATERIAL
TENSILE STRENGHT (Mpa)
DENSITY (g/cm3)
SPECIFIC STRENGHT (KN m/kg)
Aluminium Alloy (6061-T6)
310
2.70
115
Stainless Steel (304)
505
8.00
63.1
Zylon
5800
1.54
3766
Carbon Fiber
4300
1.75
2457
Technora
3620
1.44
2514
Basalt Fiber
4840
2.70
1790
Glass Fiber
3400
2.60
1307

The innovative production system cuts out a number of manufacturing phases and makes the product economically competitive, compared to materials with lower performances but which are subjected to a longer sequence of manufacturing phases.

i-Mesh make the noblest natural and Man-made fibers affordable. The cost of an i-Mesh finished panel ready to be installed is comparable to the cost of the same panel made with conventional, low performance fabrics, because i-Mesh cuts out an amount of manufacturing phases. The utilization of high performing materials grants a greater environmental sustainability and long lasting performances. Using i-Mesh, the textile architecture becomes a tangible alternative to the more traditional materials of currently utilized.

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