This Industry Standard is not a pass/fail type test. Instead, it is a measure of the degree of corrosion, blistering, or under-creep of the test samples after exposure to very harsh weathering conditions in a controlled environment. It is conducted according to AS 2331.3.1 - Methods of test for metallic and related coatings - Corrosion and related property tests - Neutral salt spray (NSS) test.
This accelerated test consists of a solution of salt and water sprayed at test samples for a continuous period of 1,000 hours. The test simulates the performance of the coated mesh in a coastal and corrosive environment.
Crimsafe's ® Security mesh passes the Salt Spray Test and after 1,000 hours, the test results show there is no corrosion, loss of adhesion or blistering. This is due to the unique powder coat that Crimsafe® mesh features.
The specially developed coating, which is exclusive to Crimsafe®, contains additives that prevent the build up of impurities by making the surface slippery at a microscopic level - impurities just can't grip on. It is also very hard, which means that it does not chip off or crack and leave the stainless steel underneath exposed to the salt environment
The coating is fully compliant with AS/NZS 4506:1998 Metal finishing-Thermoset powder coatings.
Note: Regular cleaning of your Crimsafe® screens in accordance with the warranty and care guide instructions is essential to getting the best performance out of your screens.
With regular cleaning, your screens will look great, stay strong, and beat more burglars for a lifetime.