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Applications of Perforated Materials: The Wonderful Things That Holes Can Do.

IPA member companies can punch a variety of holes into a wide range of materials. The possibilities are unlimited: Round holes, square holes, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, slots, decorative patterns. Hole sizes can range from microscopic to up to more than three inches. Materials that can be perforated can be as thin as foil or as thick as one-and-a-half-inch steel plate.


Metal Punching Function

Perforated materials are a reliable method to cover, enclose, divide, decorate or ventilate space. There are many practical applications in modern society.

Implemented to secure an area, perforated metal walls and doors can ensure safety in an aesthetically pleasing way. Offices which use perforated partitions and enclosures can ensure privacy for employees, yet still allow the welcome flow of light and air.

Variations of perforated material can be found in art pieces, signs, building accents and decor.


Control Passage

Separate and size solids
Filter liquids
Provide display surface
Create lighting effects
Contain (Microwaves)
Minimize weight
Absorb sound            


Special Conditions

Perforated material not only camouflages, it becomes part of the architectural design and increases the visual interest. Perforated materials stimulates minds with basic engineering principles such as aerodynamics, temperature control and the varied uses of perforated material. Other examples of Special Conditions - Uses of Perforated Materials are; Sanitary, Corrosive, Abrasive, High temperature, Low temperature, Light weight, and Low cost.


Architectural Components

More companies are taking advantage of the architectural applications of perforated materials. Perforated materials are showing up in hospitals, malls, office buildings, cinemas, educational establishments, airports, subway stations, concert arenas...

IPA member companies can produce perforated materials for ceilings, walls, floors, conduits, stairways, grills, dividers and acoustical surfaces.

Innovative interior design and architectural firms are meeting clients' needs with spectacular uses of perforated materials.


Product Components

The practical, everyday uses of perforated materials are evident in a variety of products the consumer comes across daily.

Perforated material is apparent in such things as dryers, as well as kitchen equipment, appliances, speakers, furniture and light fixutres. Other products which feature the extraordinary use of perforated material include vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, electrical components, shelving, agricultural equipment, petro-chemical processing, mining, pollution controls, food processing equipment, papermaking tools as well as other machines.