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Seamless Mesh Could Revolutionize Body Armor, Water Filtration, More

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On March 2, 2010 @ 3:00 pm In Green Materials,Innovation | No Comments

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Kaynemaile [1]‘s KML22 material [2] doesn’t look like anything special — it’s just a cluster of interlocking rings, or “a seamless polycarbonate mesh” according to the company. But this recyclable material has the potential to revolutionize a number of industries with applications ranging from body armor [3] to aquaculture to oil spill recovery [4].

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KML22 solves what Kaynemaile dubs a 2,000 year-old design flaw by forming an injection-molded material [6] without any joints, links, or parting lines. The 100% recyclable mesh is supposedly cost-effective, rust-free, impact resistant, and odorless.

At the moment, Kaynemaile is focusing its marketing efforts on architects [7] and designers (see the case studies [8] on Kaynemaile’s website), but eventually KML22 could be used in water purification, oil spill recovery, artificial ski slopes, conveyor belts, and more.

+ Kaynemaile [9]

Via Core77 [10]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Kaynemaile: http://www.kaynemaile.com/product.html

[2] material: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/09/build-it-green-is-a-one-stop-reclaimed-materials-shop-in-nyc/

[3] body armor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/20/three-layered-snail-shell-inspires-better-body-armor/

[4] oil spill recovery: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/19/cleaning-up-an-oil-spill-with-hair-and-mushrooms/

[5] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/02/seamless-mesh-could-revolutionize-body-armor-water-filtration-more/kml22/

[6] material: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/14/nyc-greenhomenyc-green-materials-catwalk/

[7] architects: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/22/architectural-buckypaper-paves-way-for-buildings-of-the-future/

[8] case studies: http://www.kaynemaile.com/case_studies_11.htm

[9] + Kaynemaile: http://www.kaynemaile.com/index.html

[10] Core77: http://www.core77.com/blog/materials/kaynemailes_amazing_kml22_material_can_revolutionize_multiple_industries_16067.asp

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