About Our Chainmaille
MailleTec Industries Inc. produces four types of chainmaille fabric: small, medium, large and industrial, as well as scale maille fabrication services. Our standard chainmaille is made from welded 304 stainless steel in a European 4 in 1 pattern, however we have also made bronze, copper, silver and gold plated chainmaille in the past.
Our industrial (21g 9/64″) mesh weighs 0.73 lbs/sq.ft. (3.56kg/m2). The rings used in this mesh have an outer diameter of 0.212 inches, an inner diameter of 0.156 inches and a wire diameter of 0.028 inches. The industrial mesh has approximately 7216 rings/sq.ft. The industrial rings are approximately the same size as the medium rings, but with thicker wire. The thick wire combined with a smaller ring size makes the industrial mesh our strongest chainmaille ever.
Our medium (22g 5/32″) mesh weighs .55 lbs/sq.ft (2.69 kg/m2). The rings used in this mesh have an outer diameter of .215 inches and an inner diameter of .165 inches and a wire diameter of .025. The medium mesh has approximately 6726 rings/sq.ft. Our medium mesh rings are approximately three quarters the size of the large mesh rings. The aspect ratio (ring size compared to wire diameter) of the medium mesh makes it incredibly flexible and a good all purpose fabric.
Our small (24g 3/32″) mesh weighs .62 lbs/sq.ft (3.03 kg/m2). The rings used in this mesh have an outer diameter of .150 inches, an inner diameter of .108 inches and a wire diameter of .021 inches. The small mesh has approximately 15040 rings/sq.ft. The rings in the small mesh are approximately 2/3 the size of the medium mesh. Don’t let the ‘dainty’ appearance fool you – this fabric is incredibly strong. With its tiny openings and high ring count, our small mesh has been used for years to offer outstanding protection in the meat cutting industry.
Our large (21g 7/32″) mesh weighs .5 lbs/sq.ft (2.44 kg/m2 ). The rings used in this mesh have a wire diameter of .028 inches, an outer diameter of .277 inches and an inner diameter of .221 inches. The large mesh has approximately 3480 rings/sq.ft.
MailleTec makes custom scale maille pieces using The Ring Lord scales. Scale maille is one of our most labour intensive projects and is depedent on time contraints and scale color availability at TRL – if you have a project in mind the earlier you contact us the better!