With more than 15 years of experience in the production of reinforcing mesh, Vulcania Reinforcing has become a leading supplier of customised reinforced mesh products to most industry sectors. Reinforcing mesh has a wide variety of uses, ranging from the ordinary household to heavy industry.
Features of Reinforcing Mesh
- • The unique deformed wire pattern (curry pattern) offers superior bonding, improved stress distribution and crack-width control.
- • Manufactured from hard drawn wire (smooth) and cold rolled wire (deformed).
- • All intersections are resistant-welded thereby not reducing the tensile strength of the wires.
- • Mesh has an average shear strength equal to 80% of the wire strength.
- • The wire used has physical properties which are rigidly controlled to produce mesh with maximum weld strength combined with ductility.
- • Specifications allow for cold rolled wire with a minimum ultimate tensile strength of 510Mpa and a high resistance to fatigue.
- • Mesh is available in black (pre-galvanised) and galvanised sheets or rolls.
- • Consists of parallel longitudinal wires (spaced at a required pitch) with a second series of wires (spaced at a required pitch) so welded to the first series as to form a rectangle or square mesh. The wires are welded together at their points of intersection by a resistance-welding process. As shown in picture on left.
- • The wire of welded steel fabric shall be hard-drawn steel wire of round cross-section, having a surface that is plain, indented or otherwise deformed, as required..
- • Welded steel fabric is the most commonly used form of prefabricated reinforcement and is particularly suitable for flat slab construction.