Dynapore® Wire Mesh & Metal
Foil-Mesh Laminate Construction
& Various Applications
The Ideal, Yet Versatile
MKIs proprietary molecular diffusion-bonding
process may be used to laminate one or more layers of woven wire mesh
to a sheet of metal foil. In the simplest case, a single layer of wire
mesh is laminated to a sheet of thin-gauge rolled foil. This type of basic
two-layer laminate is sold under our Foil-Mesh trademark, and is
widely used in applications ranging from heat pipes and satellite-based
ionic propulsion systems to orthodontic appliances. The wire mesh may
be either a plain square weave mesh, or a micronic filter cloth. The foil
may be as thin as .002 or as heavy as 16-gauge sheet.
In other cases several layers of mesh may be laminated to one or both
sides of a foil sheet, or alternating layers of foils and meshes may be
built up to create a compartmentalized matrix. This useful class of materials
finds application in specialized heat exchangers, and in a variety of
fuel cell applications. For these types of customized Foil-Mesh
structures, please contact our sales department.
In applications wherein there is a requirement to join dissimilar materials,
sometimes the adhesives that are compatible with one material may be incompatible
with the other. In this case, a mesh/foil/mesh interface may be employed,
where the mesh on each side acts as a lath to hold the adhesive, and the
foil layer prevents chemical contact between the dissimilar adhesives.
Foil-Mesh laminates have also been employed in architectural settings.
Used as a high-tech wall treatment, 24x24 panels of Dynapore®
can provide a spectacular and unusual texture in a stainless steel finish
for outstanding and distinguished design.
Please have a closer look at various specific Dynapore® Applications
to get a better idea of the variety of Foil-Mesh materials available: