MicroGrid® and PolyGrid® for Automotive Applications
Dexmet precision expanded metals & expanded plastics are used in a host of primary, secondary and aftermarket automotive products. Typical applications include: low-cost bearings; air bags; air filters, oil filters; passenger and other filtration. Dexmet bronze mesh is used as a lubricating material and support structure in bearings primarily for automotive applications. In addition, these expanded metals and expanded plastics are ideal for automotive speaker grills & covers, light covers, protective light mesh and decorative applications. Automotive engineers continue to adapt Dexmet expanded metals and expanded plastics in innovative ways.
Dexmet expanded metals and foils are the materials of choice in airbag filters. As compared to the typical extruded material or woven material, Dexmet expanded metal save money by eliminating waste AND will not unravel. Dexmet expanded metals and foils are available in a wider range of widths, thicknesses, and open area configurations than any other material type. This combined with the ability to perform custom slitting and edge treatments makes Dexmet the premier supplier for airbag filter materials. Please consult with our sales and engineering professionals for specific materials characteristics in regards to your bushing application.
MicroGrid® and PFOA-Free PolyGrid® for Support & Primary Filter Media
Separation and purification are key criteria for industries that process water, food & beverages, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Dexmet custom manufactures all MicroGrid® and PFOA-free PolyGrid® materials in a multitude of open area configurations with controlled pore sizes to provide a more consistent flow rate for your filter application.
Dexmet Corporation introduces PFOA-Free PolyGrid® Expanded Fluoropolymers. PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic Acid), widely used as a polymerization surfactant in making fluoropolymers including PTFE, PFA and FEP, has fallen under scrutiny by the EPA and FDA for its potential toxicity and widespread presence in the environment and human population.
Filter designers now have a solution to remove this harmful additive from their current or new filter designs that utilize PTFE, PFA, and FEP with a PFOA-free expanded material from Dexmet. PFOA-Free expanded PolyGrid® is also excellent for applications in the medical, filtration and separation, food processing and food packaging industry.
Heating Elements with Microgrid® Precision Expanded Foils
Dexmet has been producing heating elements in a variety of materials for many years. The most common materials are INCO 600, Nickel, Copper and Kanthal, however since we expand all ductile materials, we can create a configuration for you in most any metal. The typical resistance range is between 0.006 to 2.0 Ohms per square. The most common uses for our heating elements are drum heaters, toasters and de-icing elements.
MicroGrid® and PolyGrid® for Medical Applications
For medical and bio-medical markets, Dexmet precision expanded metals & expanded plastics are used in everything from medical instrumentation to medical devices and facilities. Typical applications include: liquid and air filtration, defibrillator pads, hearing aid and specialized batteries. Medical design engineers continually innovate new applications for Dexmet expanded metals and expanded plastics.