Production Process and Unique Features
Expanded mesh sheets are the result of simultaneous operations of cutting and mechanical traction which are done on all metal and non-metal sheets with great attention and delicacy. The result is a product with a myriad of applications for industrial and non-industrial consumers, possessing the following unique features.
The production process brings about zero waste in raw materials, with the same quantity of raw materials being converted to an equal quantity of product at the end of the production process. Thus, a costly recycling chain is eliminated as follows and is a step toward protecting the environment.
- Elimination of energy consumption and direct pollution(combustion) due to the transport of waste to recycling centers.
- Elimination of energy consumption and direct pollution (combustion of casting furnaces and industrial wastewater disposal) due to recycling centre activity.
- Elimination of energy consumption and direct pollution due to the transport of recycled waste for consumption by related industries.
For this reason, in comparison with similar products (such as punched sheets), expanded metal sheets are environmentally friendly products that are clean and green.
The manufacturing process of expanded mesh sheets preserves the physical and mechanical properties of the raw materials in a bond without any change. In comparison with similar products, which are manufactured by weaving or welding metal wires, one of the technically superior features of expanded mesh sheets is its integration.
The primary product type of expanded mesh sheets is bulging, which is called “Raised”. In this type, the strands create an angle to the raw materials sheet and due to the integration with the objects thereon, creates a very high level of anti-slipping. Due to this specification, the product has a great scope of use.
Smooth and Flexible
The roughness of expanded mesh sheets gives it an anti-slip property, which is then easily converted to a very smooth product called “Flattened” through another manufacturing process, creating even greater uses of the product.
Raised and Flattened mesh sheets are flexible depending on the specifications of the raw materials consumed and the dimensions of the openings and the width of strand.
The integration of expanded metal sheets causes an increase in the electrical and magnetic conductivity. In welding joints and similar products, a considerable drop is created against these flows.
Expanded Metal sheets are highly conductive, this trait also derives from the way in which expanded metal mesh is manufactured as an integrated unit. The absence of welds or breaks in the expanded metal sheets leads to readily electric current and a united magnetic field in comparison with other similar products.
Sound and Light Refraction
The physical shape of select expanded mesh sheets is such that air passes through them easily but audio waves and optic particles break up after encountering the mesh sheet, with its intensity decreasing. The effectiveness of such properties depends on numerous factors such as intensity, distance, the angle of impact, and emission of the optic and sound sources as well as the physical specifications, dimensions, and the angle of the mounted panels of the mesh sheet. For these reasons, this property cannot be calculated precisely and is not considered an inherent feature for this product. Rather, it is an option of the product and it is recommended that this feature is used as an additional option alongside the product’s original application.
Diversity of Raw Materials
One of the specifications of expanded mesh sheets is the possibility of using an expanded spectrum of raw materials for manufacturing the product.
Examples of raw materials that can be converted to expanded mesh sheets include industrial metal sheets such as carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, galvanized steel and precious metal sheets such as bronze, gold, platinum, and titanium, as well as non-metal sheets such as polyethylene and plastic.