Characteristics of brass mesh
Brass mesh consists of 70% copper and 30% zinc. The addition of zinc to copper increases the strength of brass and provides it with a range of properties that are tailored for specific applications. Brass that contains 37% zinc is more ductile and becomes easier to cold work, weld and braze. Brass is resistant to corrosion in many media except ammonia and amines. It also has an anti-sparking characteristic that makes it the ideal option in and around sensitive combustible areas. Brass has a relatively strong resistance to tarnishing although it can turn into a greenish color over time. The solution used by architects is to darken the brass mesh with protective coating. As with all kinds of metals, the application of protective coating is an art that must only be provided through expert finishers.
Advantages of architectural mesh
Brass mesh provides architects the freedom to use its contemporary and versatile designs throughout a broad spectrum of projects for both interior and exterior applications. Besides creating strong visual effects, wire mesh is strong, durable and flexible. Architects can tailor wire mesh to the structure of a building and it can be used for various applications as a decorative and safety cover, grid and reinforcement, staircases, grates and acoustical insulation. When used internally, wire mesh provides a level of safety with a contemporary design that is pleasing to the eyes. A specific level of transparency is also achieved. When wire mesh is used externally, it is largely self-maintaining and resistant to water and other elements.
Architectural wire mesh can be designed as a rigid woven wire mesh or braided wire mesh with unique weights and strength specifications that will provide the end user with the desired functionality. By varying the gaps between the wires, a variety of architectural mesh products are created from smooth weave, twilled weave, fine metal cloth that is impervious to light, harp screens and many more with their unique properties for a wide range of architectural applications.
Architectural mesh also provides an array of benefits when used in parking facilities. Its transparency allows for natural ventilation which reduces energy costs. An abundance of natural light is also allowed as well as air flow to ensure that car emissions are dispersed outside the parking facility. Architectural mesh can also be used as a cost effective barrier to harsh snow and strong winds. It also remains functional in any weather condition with a positive environmental effect.