Strong, light, durable.
The mesh coming from the future
i-Mesh is certified A-Class according to ASTM tests and Class B-S1-D0 according to European standards: the best ratings in terms of fire resistance in the construction market, suited for public installations.
i-Mesh is classified as cool material that reflects solar irradiation. The use of i-Mesh on facades improves thermal comfort indoors during the hottest months. The cooling properties are enhanced by its air permeability.
Aging tests and real-life installations in extreme weather conditions show no changes in the performance or color of the material.
The material is made of just two components: fiber and resin. The resin has a thermoplastic origin, therefore both components can be separated and re-used.
Thanks to its natural mechanical resistance, i-Mesh panels generate considerable savings over disposable materials. The panels can be installed and stowed away regularly event after event, or re-cut for new installations.
The installation of i-Mesh can be a very simple procedure thus permitting savings in terms of manpower and equipment. No skilled workers are required and everybody can easily install it.
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 in a custom manner, exactly in the shape and pattern desired.
The permeability of i-Mesh panels allows natural ventilation to flow on both vertical applications such as facades, and on horizontal sun shading such as covers.
The fibers we use have the best strength-to-weight ratio and are placed only where needed. The outcome is a lightweight material that equates to lower shipping costs, compact sizes and low energy consumption.
When installed in front of a window, i-Mesh is a great light diffuser, reducing glare discomfort while producing a higher lux level inside the space, still preserving a high level of visual comfort.
The six basic colors are the natural colors of the fibers. The mineral tones - Carbon, Glass Basalt and Volcano have a color stability exceeding 20 years under the sun. During this time it remains as clean and reflective as when new.
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.