Stainless Steel meshes
Stainless steel wire mesh is the preferred material in architecture. Moreover, we develop architectural meshes out of aluminium, copper, bronze as well as of fibre-optic and synthetic materials. Recent additions to our portfolio is Mediamesh®, ILLumesh®, laminated mesh and mesh in double glazing windows.
We can weave single wire mesh panels in different densities, which is ideal for sun screen (solar shading) or façade applications. The fabrics are subdivided into product families which differentiate between woven mesh types where the cables are focused and those where the rods are focused. The cables create flexibility lengthwise and the rods stability crosswise so that the metal mesh can be easily tensioned in the one direction while remaining rigid in the other direction. In case of extremely frequented applications such as balustrades, we use highly stable woven meshes.
Spacious dimensions do not mean any limits for the CreativeWEAVE wire meshes. We deliver the material in widths up to eight metres and in lengths limited only by its own weight. Almost any design concept can be realised with the architectural mesh which is maintenance-free, easy to clean, recyclable and with an almost unlimited service life. Our wire mesh product range is available ex warehouse. Thus, even in cases of small quantities we can deliver quickly and, simultaneously, guarantee the price advantage of large quantities.
As a modern service company we are able to offer services far beyond the architectural mesh itself. Apart from standard solutions we deliver tailor-made metal fabrics in designs according to the requirements of the specific project. In this way, our highly specialised team supports the planning, construction and installation processes.
New colourfulness in construction with stainless steel mesh and anodised aluminium mesh.
Following the monochrome elegance of stainless steel, a new colourfulness is pervading the urban panorama. Architecture is becoming more multicoloured, enriched by an exciting interplay of design vocabulary and colour.
Spiral mesh shows its colours
A good two years ago, GKD began continuous research and development into the colouring of meshes on the basis of its spiral mesh type Escale. In collaboration with a band coating specialist with a reputation for innovative solutions, the technical weaver developed a process for brilliant, UV- and weather-resistant coating of flat wire. The highly resistant coating is applied in a continuous process and configured exactly to the further processing of the coated wire in winding machines and looms. In the continuous process, the approx. 15μm thick, high-quality coating and a special silk-gloss lacquer are applied to the stainless steel wire and firmly heat-set. While the baths used for anodising put limits on the dimensions in which mesh can be produced, in this continuous process several 1000 meters of wire per coil can be permanently colour-coated in any quantity required. This means that the capacities of GKD's looms to weave mesh in widths of up to 8 meters and in practically unlimited lengths can be exploited to the full.
Round wires go colour
GKD can now also offer coated round wires ranging in diameter from 0,5 mm to 3 mm. This means that from now on the popular GKD mesh types Lamelle, Lago, Kiwi, Omega, Baltic, Ocean, Tigris and Sambesi can also be produced in all RAL colours. After coating, the round wires go through a highly demanding forming process the weaving mill. Straightening, crimping and the weaving process itself exert extreme strain on the robustness and durability of the coating. specific chemical composition of the coating ensures that it bonds extremely well with the stainless steel and that the coloured wire remains undamaged while it is being processed into the new coloured meshes.
Colour touches people, creates moods and gets people thinking about these sentiments. In the commercial construction sector, too, designers are making increased use of colour to bring articulation and structure to the characters of large buildings, which, for functional and economic reasons, are usually very much of a muchness. Colour gives them unique identities and, with sophisticated concepts, integrates them harmoniously into their surroundings.