Wire Cloth Products
BOLTING CLOTH

Stainless steel mesh woven in plain weave construction using small wire diameter, thus providing a high percentage open area.

CALENDERED WIRE CLOTH

Wire cloth that has passed through a pair of heavy rolls to reduce the thickness of the fabric, or to flatten the intersections to provide a smooth surface.

CLEAR OPENING

Space between adjacent parallel wires

COUNT

Number of openings in a linear inch

CRIMP

Corrugations in wires to permit locking them in place when perpendicular to each other.

DOUBLE CRIMP

Warp and shute wires lay in each crimp.

DOUBLE INTERMEDIATE CRIMP

Usually the warp wires lay in every crimp in the shute wires, and the shute wires lay in every other crimp in the warp wires.

FILL WIRES OR SHUTE WIRES

Wires running across the width of the cloth as a woven.

GAUGE

Wire size. To avoid possible errors, specify wire diameter in decimal sizes rather than gauge numbers.

INTERMEDIATE CRIMP

Warp and shute wires lay in every other crimp.

MARKET GRADES

Most commonly used sizes of industrial wire cloth specifications selected for general purpose work.

MESH

Number of openings in a linear inch measured from the center of one wire to a point 1" distant.

OPENING

Clear opening between adjacent parallel wires; not affected by diameter of the wire.

PLAIN WEAVE

Each warp wire and each shute wire pass over one and under the next adjacent wire; wires are crimped in the weaving operation.

PLAIN DUTCH WEAVE

Warp wires are generally larger than the shute wires. Shute wires are closely spaced to provide a dense weave with wedge shaped openings.

SELVAGE

Finished edges running the length of the roll to prevent unraveling.

SQUARE MESH

Wire cloth with mesh count the same in both directions.

TWILLED WEAVE

Each warp wire and each shute wire pass successively over two and under the next adjacent pair of wires

TWILLED DUTCH WEAVE

Combination of Plain Dutch and Twilled weave