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KnitMesh products are used extensively within the transport industry. Whether for filtration, vibration control, anti-vandal protection or a range of other uses, our knitted wire mesh offers a unique combination of high-strength and low-weight that makes it the preferred choice for a variety of transport applications.

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Applications by transport operators include:

  • Mesh components for engine breather and braking systems
  • Anti-slash composite fabric applications for use as protection against vandalism in mass transit passenger seating or illegal entry into curtain-sider (Tautliner) trucks
  • Flexible gangway connections for railway coaches
  • Multi-filament construction for extra strength
  • Combination (co-knit) construction for added strength e.g. Kevlar yarn
  • Anti-vibration and acoustic control components for use in mass transit systems e.g. floating floors and seat support in railway and subway rolling stock
  • Filters for hot air balloon gas burners
It can be seen that KnitMesh products travel far and wide –  by air, road, rail and sea!

Features Of Knitted Mesh

  • Knitted structure captures knife blades, helping to reduce significant damage
  • Available on cardboard cores for easy further processing, in mesh widths from up to 1 metre wide as a double layer sock or 2 metres wide as a single layer
  • Saves money by reducing damage from vandalism to passenger seating and railway coach flexible gangway connections or by protecting curtain-siders to reduce repair bills and theft
  • Versatile material type and combination choices, for example multi-filaments for extra strength or co-knitting materials together such as stainless steel wire with Kevlar yarn
  • Mesh components can be used for engine and braking system breathers
  • Suitable for anti-vibration and acoustic control components for mass transit, for example floating floors and seat supports in railway and subway rolling stock
Suitable Materials For Transport
Curtain Siders

Curtain Siders

Double filament knitted wire mesh is used for anti-slash protection in heavy goods vehicle curtain siders and protect against theft and illegal entry.

Passenger Seating

Passenger Seating

Double filament knitted wire mesh is used for anti-vandal protection in mass transit seating composites and can have multi-filaments for extra strength or be combined with other materials such as Kevlar yarn.