New improved polymer coating for steel wire mesh products. Announcement to be made at Canada’s premier stormwater, erosion & sediment control conference.
Construction clients are due to hear how they will be able to rely on a new polymeric coating for steel wire mesh products that provides greater performance enabling a longer design life, reduced maintenance commitment, greater value and a lower environmental impact. Our new PoliMac® polymer coating is to be announced and revealed at this year’s TRIECA Conference in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, which takes place on 21 and 22 March.
Construction clients can now rely on a new polymer coating for steel wire mesh products that provides greater performance including a longer design life, reduced maintenance commitment, greater value and a lower environmental impact.
Our new PoliMac® polymer coating is to be announced and revealed at this year’s TRIECA Conference in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, which takes place on 21 and 22 March. It is regarded as Canada’s premier stormwater and erosion and sediment control conference, bringing together leading experts, influencers and distinguished research partners.
To address these demands and reduce the risk facing clients, we have developed PoliMac
– Ian Campbell, General Manager @ Maccaferri Canada
PoliMac® polymer coating can be applied to heavily galvanised steel wire prior to being woven into engineered double twist mesh products. Using a unique polymer recipe and extrusion technology, PoliMac® coated products offers greater abrasion, enhanced resistance to low temperatures and UV rays, and outstanding chemical resistance in comparison with traditional polymer coated wire mesh products.
It provides a much needed solution for companies working in the infrastructure, mining and environmental sectors who have been demanding this type of solution to tackle greater pollution, higher working loads and worsening environmental conditions.
Ian Campbell, General Manager of Maccaferri Canada said: “Put simply: when procuring or designing a structure with a 120 year design life, shouldn’t we consider the worse exposure conditions of 2138 and not today?”
“To address these demands and reduce the risk facing clients, we have developed PoliMac; a new polymeric coating for steel wire mesh products including Gabions, Reno Mattresses, Rockfall protection systems and soil reinforcement solutions.”
This means that Gabion retaining walls should last longer, Reno Mattress hydraulic works can now resist higher abrasion from bed-loads within the river, and Terramesh® soil reinforcement can be used with more aggressive fills while rockfall mitigation solutions will last longer in coastal environments.
As Ian Campbell explained: “The result is a solution that is more resilient, durable, requires less maintenance and future-proofs clients from worsening environmental conditions.”
PoliMac® does not contain heavy metals, phthalates or chlorides within its manufacture, making it a greener solution. It has a lower Life Cycle Assessment than other wire coatings whilst offering a longer design life. Tested in noted laboratories and universities in accordance with international standards, PoliMac® withstood 100,000 cycles of abrasion; 10 times that of traditional polymer coatings.
Wire mesh products which have only heavy galvanised coatings, even those with aluminium/zinc advanced alloys, will have a protective layer less than half the thickness of a human hair.
Ian Campbell added: “Clearly the future environmental conditions and client requirements will demand an additional polymeric coating to the galvanising to provide a front-line defence that prevents abrasion or chemical attack deteriorating the galvanising layer. Maccaferri PoliMac® delivers that reassurance and risk reduction to clients.”
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