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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 | No Comments
Kaynemaile ‘s KML22 material  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  to aquaculture to oil spill recovery .
KML22 solves what Kaynemaile dubs a 2,000 year-old design flaw by forming an injection-molded material  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  and designers (see the case studies  on Kaynemaile’s website), but eventually KML22 could be used in water purification, oil spill recovery, artificial ski slopes, conveyor belts, and more.
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 material: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/09/build-it-green-is-a-one-stop-reclaimed-materials-shop-in-nyc/
 body armor: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/20/three-layered-snail-shell-inspires-better-body-armor/
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 architects: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/22/architectural-buckypaper-paves-way-for-buildings-of-the-future/
 case studies: http://www.kaynemaile.com/case_studies_11.htm
 + Kaynemaile: http://www.kaynemaile.com/index.html
 Core77: http://www.core77.com/blog/materials/kaynemailes_amazing_kml22_material_can_revolutionize_multiple_industries_16067.asp
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