Strong, light, durable.
The mesh coming from the future
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.
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.
Ageing tests and real life installations in extreme weather conditions show no changes in the performance or colour of the material.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The permeability of i-Mesh panels enables natural ventilation to flow, both on vertical applications (so on building facades) and on horizontal ones.
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.
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.
Zylon has very high breaking load and value of elastic modulus; excellent creep and heat resistance.
Carbon fibers have several advantages including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion.
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.
Technora® is a very strong fiber - eight times as strong as steel - and has great heat and chemical resistance.
Basalt fibers has similar characteristics to fibreglass but has better physico-mechanical properties.
Volcano derives from the volcanic rock which is enriched in order to enhance its mechanical, thermic and chemical performances.
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.