Purify Mesh 30, launched by Taiyo Kogyo Corp., is a PVC mesh membrane that incorporates TiO2 photocatalyst coating for building façade applications. Birdair, a member of the Taiyo Kogyo Group, will carry Purify Mesh 30, providing it primarily for its North American customer base.
Openings in the mesh allow light transmission, which lets architects experiment and create beautiful lighting conditions, allowing for the appearance of iconic structures from the outside, while maintaining high visibility within the building space. A range of color varieties, including metallics, is available.
TiO2 photocatalyst absorbs natural (UV) sunlight and decomposes organic matter, giving Purify Mesh a self-cleaning element. When the natural sunlight irradiates the membrane, the stains from organic matter, such as dirt, decompose and are washed away with the rain. Required cleaning and maintenance of the product are minimal thanks to this catalytic effect.
Purify Mesh 30 is a sustainable product and reduces pollution, according to the company. One of the contributors to air pollution is the emissions from automobiles that include nitrogen oxide (NOx). As a TiO2-coated membrane, Purify Mesh 30 decomposes NOx through oxidation reactions.
Purify Mesh 30 can be used over glass, creating a thermal barrier and offering relief for building occupants while still allowing in sunlight. For example, when combined with 10 mm float glass, white Purify Mesh 30 reflects 41% of solar heat with 22% transmittance.
Birdair Inc. is a design-build contractor of custom tensile structures. In addition to pre-construction services, the company provides design-build solutions in all aspects of project design, fabrication, installation and maintenance. The company offers a selection of architectural fabric membranes, including PTFE fiberglass, ETFE film, PVC and Tensotherm™, an insulated tensioned membrane system.