CHAIN LINK FENCING
OPTIONS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
Galvanized Chain Link
Galvanized Before Weaving (GBW)
In this process, the wire is pre-galvanized before it is formed into a fabric. The weaving process creates an exposed cut end that will lack coating and be more apt to some minor rust in wet and severe weather conditions.
Galvanized After Weaving (GAW)
This process forms or weaves chain-link into a fabric first, and then soaks it in a large galvanized bath which adheres the zinc coating. This ensures that all the wire is coated, even the cut ends created during the weaving process.
Aluminum coated steel chain link fence fabric is made by cold drawing good commercial grade steel rod into wire of the appropriate diameter. The steel rod from which the wire is drawn is produced by the open hearth, electric furnace, or basic oxygen process. The coating process consists of passing the cleaned wire through a molten bath of aluminum metal.
Selvage, Gauge, & Mesh Options
Selvage describes how the ends of the chain link wires are finished for the top and bottom of the fabric. Knuckle means that the ends of the wires are folded over each other. Twist means the wires are twisted together to form pointed prongs.
Wire Gauges Available
Mesh Sizes Available
Residential fabric uses larger mesh sizes and smaller gauges, and commercial/industrial uses smaller mesh sizes and larger gauge diameters. The smallest mesh sizes, from 1-1/4" to 3/8", are High Security/Mini-Mesh.
Color Chain Link
The galvanized steel core wire for producing extruded PVC coated steel chain link fence fabric is produced by cold-drawing good commercial grade steel rod into wire of the appropriate diameter. The steel rod from which the wire is drawn is produced by the open hearth, electric furnace, or basic oxygen process. The galvanized coating is produced by passing the cleaned wire through a bath of molten zinc which conforms to ASTM B6. The extruded PVC coating is produced by extruding PVC at a coating thickness of 0.015" (0.38mm) - 0.024" (0.64mm) over a galvanized core wire.
Extruded bonded vinyl is a better alternative to simple extruded wire. With extruded bonded wire, the extruding process is taken one step further: an adhesive is applied to the wire before being extruded with the vinyl coating. This seals the vinyl to the wire to provide greater protection against nature.
Spectra & Spectra Bond Finish Gauges
Spectra & Spectra Bond Layers
Permafuse Fused and Adhered Vinyl Coating
Coated using a polyolefin coating, the galvanized wire is first heated, then coated, causing the wire and the plastic to bond together, and creating a better protective coating to prevent moisture from penetrating to the steel core of the wire.
Permafused Finish Gauges
Pipe and Tube
Pipe and tube make up the framework for the chain link fence system. ASTM specifications, wall thickness, and outside diameter sizes determine a framework's strength. Pipe and tube can be galvanized or color-coated.
Different manufacturing processes:
Spectra Polyester (Color)
Heavy Mil (Color)
Hot-Dip galvanized pipe is formed before being galvanized and coated with chromate inside and out for protection against corrosion and white rust.
Hot-Dip meets or exceeds ASTM F 1083 and ASTM F 1043.
Pre-galvanized pipe is made from hot-dip galvanized flat roll that is then formed and welded. It is treated with conversion coating, inhibiting white rust, and with a clear exterior seal coating.
Pre-Galv meets or exceeds ASTM F 2043 - 6 Standard Specification for Strength and ASTM F 1043 - 10 Type B, 0.9 oz Zinc Coating.
Flo-Coat is high-yield, high tensile cold-formed steel that is molded and welded, and then given a uniform hot-dip zinc coating. On top of the hot-dip coating, a conversion coating is added; above that, a clear organic coating is added.
Flo-Coat meets or exceeds ASTM F 1043, Group IC.
Spectra Polyester (Color)
Spectra polyester has an 11-stage pre-treatment and coating process. It is corrosion and UV resistant.
Spectra polyester meets or exceeds ASTM F 668 and ASTM F 1043 3-5 Mils.
Heavy Mil (Color)
Heavy Mil is coated in poly vinyl chloride powder and has an eight-stage pre-treatment and coating process. It is corrosion and UV resistant.
Heavy Mil pipe meets or exceeds ASTM F 668 and ASTM F 1043 Type A 12-15 Mils. Heavy Mil Domestic Schedule 40 and Heavy Mil Flo Coat and Pre-Galv are both USA Certified.
Flo-Coat® is a registered trademark owned by Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation.