Our knitted mesh is perfectly suited for use in a wide variety of cleaning applications. Products in our KleenKnit™ family of products provide a comprehensive range of cleaning solutions.
The products are manufactured in a range of materials including flattened wire for use in harsh environments or round wire for use in our high surface-area kettle scale collectors or more specialised industrial scouring applications.
The flexibility (ability to be bent without breaking) and malleability (the ability to withstand plastic deformation without fracture) of our products can be designed according to customer needs. Through a careful selection of materials, mesh structure, and tooling design, we can produce mesh components in an almost limitless range of shapes including sheets (blankets), highly flexible hollow mesh tubes, and 3-dimensional rigid structures such as prisms, cubes, spheres and doughnuts, etc.
Resilience can be defined as the ability of a material to absorb energy when deformed and to release that energy on unloading. The feature is particularly beneficial in applications such as seals (often incorporating resilient cores), gaskets and vibration isolators for use in both high and low temperature environments. Our engineers can work with customers to select the materials and manufacturing methods required to configure a product that will perform to the most exacting specifications.
Materials can be selected and processed, in any of a huge number of possible variants, to produce knitted mesh components that will withstand the conditions experienced in the most arduous of operational environments. Corrosion resistance and fatigue tests at up to 1,000°C can be conducted on-site with products typically being used in aerospace, automotive, refractory, cryogenic and marine environments.
High Surface Area
Knitted mesh can be processed from a wide variety of materials to produce densely packed components with high surface area per unit weight or volume. Surface areas of >30,000 m2 per m3 of compressed material can be achieved which is equivalent to >5 m2 per kg of stainless steel. In cost terms this feature of knitted mesh compares very favourably to other technologies and is utilised in applications such as catalyst substrates or where rapid heat transfer from a fluid is required.
Knitted wire mesh products offer low cost solutions when compared to other technologies such as sintered materials and high temperature elastomers. For volume production, our relatively low raw material and tooling costs, together with high speed automated manufacturing processes result in very competitive unit costs. This is also the case for lower volume customer requirements where our extensive experience and specialised equipment facilitate cost effective bespoke solutions.
Whether your requirement is for standard cleaning gauze, pot or pan scourers, kettle limescale collectors, or more specialised cleaning products, please follow the link to our KleenKnit™ product range.
With each product available in a wide variety of materials, grades and sizes, the KleenKnit™ range provides solutions for industrial (particularly plastics extrusion), janitorial, professional and domestic catering, hospitality, and DIY/decorating applications.
Made from premium, fully recyclable materials our all-metal cleaning products will not rust, smoke or burn on hot equipment, or contaminate your final product. Try one of our premium grade galvanised steel scourers on your BBQ and you’ll never use your usual cleaner again!
With each product available in different materials, grades and sizes we think you’ll be surprised just how useful KleenKnit™ products can be. To view information regarding our products visit the links below:
Perfect for thermal stability, flexibility & insulation
Kettle Lime-Scale Collectors
When placed in a kettle, the complex mesh structure of our KleenKnit™ products attract and capture limescale & salts as the water boils and keep your kettle free of these deposits.
KleenKnit™ limescale collectors prolong the life of your kettle, save energy and improve the taste of your drink!
Cleaning - Industrial Plastics & Elastomers
KleenKnit™ is the ideal tool for cleaning extrusion dies, screws and barrels, also mould injection machines and most other surfaces. For best results use a small amount of industrial silicone grease as a release aid and work while the equipment is still hot. The silicone will also coat cleaned surfaces and make future resin removal much easier. Extruders can be cleaned by feeding a length of KleenKnit into the hopper and through the barrel while the equipment is still on.
KleenKnit™ scourers are ideal for a range of demanding applications. As well as traditional cleaning purposes, our KleenKnit™ products are widely used for removing paint and varnish in both the DIY and professional sectors.
Our heavy-duty, high-quality KleenKnit™ pot scourers have a high specification zinc coating and are a popular choice within the hospitality & catering industries, particularly for wok and karahi cleaning in the Chinese and Indian food sectors.