Mesh, perforated and expanded metals featured in Metal Construction News’ September 2020 issue.
GKD Metal Fabrics
GKD offers all of its metal fabric in the Bronze collection. The Bronze collection can be clear coated to retain a bronze tone or left unfinished so a patina will develop. GKD also offers five new metal fabric weaves: Choptank weave, Ellipse 52 aluminum weave, Helix 36 aluminum weave, Ripple weave and Tigris TC-3 weave.
Lorin Industries Inc.
Lorin’s perforated, anodized aluminum Pattern 202 has 3/8-inch squares and 1/2-inch centers. Its open area is 56%. The perforated metal comes in sheets and coils with a maximum width of 48 inches. Numerous standard and custom colors are available.
New Metals Inc.
New Metals offers expanded metal in sheets and coils in a range of materials including aluminum, carbon steel, hot-dipped galvanized steel and stainless steel. Standard diamond opening sizes vary from 0.5-inch to 1.33-inch for the short way of diamond (SWD) and 1.27-inch to 3.15-inch for the long way of diamond (LWD).
Spantek Expanded Metal
Spantek’s Secure-Span clips attach Secure-Span expanded metal to studs behind drywall to provide security to facilities vulnerable to break-ins. The expanded metal and clips can also be installed in ceilings and floors. The clips have recessed center holes where fasteners are seated, and the expanded metal can be installed with the diamonds running either direction.
Wallner Expac Inc.
Wallner Expac Inc. Perfex Decorative Pattern expanded metal sheets have openings ranging to 0.35 inches. The expanded metal is fabricated from steel, aluminum and other metals. Specifications are adjustable including strand width and pitch and open area percentage. Sheets can be flattened, painted or powder coated. Applications include ceilings, walls, vent mesh, diffuser grilles and screens.