Both the warp and weft wires are pre-crimped prior to weaving, normally for coarser meshes to provide stability for larger apertures with relatively light wires.. This is also commonly used as car grilles for its decorative qualities.
A standard roll is approx. 30m long. We can supply any part length as may be required to meet your exact needs, or further process the mesh into squares, rectangles,circles, discs or other shapes for you.
This is the number of openings per lineal inch, measured by counting the number of openings from the centre of one wire to the centre of another wire one lineal inch away.
This is the most common weave giving a precise aperture.
The selvedge is the finished edges of a roll.
When the wire diameter is too thick in proportion to the aperture, or the wirecloth is too fine for the wire to withstand the stress of crimping, the mesh is produced in twill weave.
The warp wires run lengthways in a roll of mesh.
In addition to square mesh plain and twill woven cloths, we can supply Hollander or ‘Dutch’ weave cloth that combines strength with the finest of filtration.
The weft wires run widthways in a roll of mesh.
The standard widths for wire cloth are 1m and 1.22m. We do additionally stock wider widths of certain specifications, generally 1.27m, 1.30m and 1.53m wide, and can supply up to 3m widths produced to order. Smaller widths to the very narrowest can be produced on our modern and fast slitting machines.