EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR BUILDING APPLICATIONS
We help our customers build superior products for improved safety, value and efficiency.
Our customers manufacture innovative building products by incorporating Conwed netting into their designs. From house wrap and roof underlayment products to rain screens and insulation boards, our netting portfolio performs a wide range of functionalities and delivers precise performance every time. Our engineering and R&D teams work with manufacturers, OEMs, converters, architects, designers and business development professionals to find netting designs that can improve their existing products or create new products with innovative functionalities. In most cases, Conwed netting may remain behind the scenes covered by other components when the final products are assembled. Nevertheless, our netting designs provide essential value that can help our customers create competitive advantages in the marketplace.
If you have a product development project in the building and construction industry, please contact our team and let us collaborate to develop your next product innovation.
EXAMPLES OF BUILDING PRODUCTS MADE WITH CONWED NETTING
Manufacturers use Conwed netting in flooring underlayment and radiant floor projects. Durable and long-lasting, our netting is designed to replace traditional, more expensive metal lath used in flooring (especially for tile underlayment). Unlike metal lath, plastic lath does not have sharp corners and edges that will cut or tear. Made from a polyolefin base, our plastic netting lath can be easily trimmed to fit into any shaped space and will not rust. Conwed plastic netting lath works with electric and hot water radiant floor heating systems.
When Conwed netting is combined with other substrates to form house wrap products, it serves as the water drainage element that guides water down the wall. Our netting strands function as a unique water channeling element that helps prevent moisture build-up in walls, minimizing the risk of mold and other moisture problems in homes. Based on the versatility of our netting designs, house wrap manufacturers can customize their components and create unique products in the marketplace. Whether it is changing the netting configuration, size, weight or height, we can tailor our process to match precise performance requirements.
Conwed netting is commonly used to hold insulation in place inside a home or building. Insulation can be installed or blown in and contained securely in place by tacking our netting to structure studs or under floor joists. Using our netting components under joists in decks and other outdoor buildings can also prevent unwanted animals from building nests or destroying structures.
When Conwed netting is bonded to other materials, it delivers superior strength and reinforcement functionalities that improve tear resistance and break-load targets. Manufacturers thrive on using our netting portfolio due to the endless possibilities to create superior composites. Other added-value capabilities such as having adhesive within the plastic netting configuration facilitates thermal lamination processes and can help reduce production costs.
Radiant barriers are materials that are installed in buildings to reduce summer heat gain and winter heat loss. Their main goal is to reduce building heating and cooling energy usage. The potential benefit of attic radiant barriers is reducing air-conditioning cooling loads in warm or hot climates. Conwed netting can be incorporated to provide reinforcement, separation and support to form strong yet lightweight radiant barrier composites.
Rain Screen is the exterior weather-facing surface of an exterior wall that stands off from the moisture resistant surface, creating a draining cavity. In other words, it is the first line of protection against the effects of moisture on the wall detail. Conwed netting can be used as the element that provides essential water channeling and gapping to the entire wall system.
Synthetic roofing underlayment materials are a competitive alternative to traditional materials like tar papers. Tar papers are often smoother, creating a slippery and potentially dangerous surface for installers. Conwed netting, on the other hand, can be designed with thick nodes on one side to create a superior anti-slip surface and a built-in adhesive in the netting configuration to facilitate thermal lamination with other substrates. Roofing underlayment composites with Conwed netting can enhance overall strength and performance while providing a safety element for installers.
Stucco systems are complex building products made of diverse layers of materials and components. Conwed netting can potentially replace metal and wood lath layers depending on the final product application. Stucco systems manufacturers continue to improve stucco products ; our netting components provide an alternative to metal, wood and other plastic composites for gapping and support functionalities.
Learn about our success stories, markets, capabilities and core products and be introduced to our manufacturing processes in our Plastic Netting 101 section. Visit our resins & additives page for a summary of the materials we can use to manufacture our netting portfolio.
If you have a product development challenge and wonder how Conwed netting can help you solve it, please contact our team.