Wire Cloth / Wire Mesh

Square Weave Mill Grade

Mill Grade Square Mesh

This table is designed to guide you in deciding what mesh type is appropriate for your application. While a specific mesh can have the same number of wires/inch as another, a different wire diameter will alter the aperture as well as the % open area. For instance, one of the tradeoffs between choosing a TBC grade over a Market Grade with the same aperture is a greater throughput but at the same time potentially shorter effective screen life.

Mill Grade Mesh
Opening TBC Wire Diameter Open Area
(%)
2 0.4460 11,328 0.0540 79.6
3 0.2923 7,424 0.0410 76.7
4 0.2150 5,461 0.3500 74.0
5 0.1680 4,267 0.0320 70.6
6 0.1387 3,523 0.0280 69.6
7 0.1149 2,918 0.0280 64.8
8 0.1000 2,540 0.0250 64.0
9 0.0881 2,238 0.0230 62.7
10 0.0800 2,032 0.0200 64.0
11 0.0709 1,801 0.0200 61.0
12 0.0653 1,659 0.0180 60.8
14 0.0544 1,382 0.0170 57.2
16 0.0465 1,181 0.0160 55.4
18 0.0406 1,031 0.0150 53.4
20 0.0360 914 0.0140 51.8
22 0.0320 813 0.0135 49.6
24 0.0287 729 0.0130 47.4
26 0.0275 699 0.0110 51.1
28 0.0257 653 0.0100 51.8
30 0.0238 605 0.0095 51.0
32 0.0223 566 0.0090 50.9
34 0.0204 518 0.0090 48.1
36 0.0188 478 0.0090 45.8
38 0.0178 452 0.0090 45.8
40 0.0165 419 0.0085 43.6
45 0.0142 361 0.0080 40.8
50 0.0125 318 0.0075 39.1
55 0.0112 284 0.0070 37.9
60 0.0102 259 0.0065 37.5