Choosing the right woven wire mesh weave type

How to chose the right weave type of Woven Wire Meshes such as:

  • Plain Weave / Square Mesh
  • Rectangular Mesh
  • Plain Dutch Weave
  • Dutch Twilled Weave
  • Crimped Screen
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Plain Weave / Square Mesh
The Plain Weave/Square Mesh is characterised by extremely exact mesh sizes. Weft wires are wound over and under the warp wires alternately in a constant pattern. The characteristics of this weave can be modified for special requirements.

Rectangular Mesh
Also called oblong/broad. The most common mesh ratio is 1:3. If the numbers are reversed the mesh is known as broad mesh. This mesh is used for vibrating sieving screens or other architectural applications.

Plain Dutch Weave
The warp wires in this weave type are always stronger than the weft wires. The so-called “Zero-Mesh” is created by positioning the weft wires as closely as possible together. The specific benefits are good flow rate and even openings.

Dutch Twilled Weave
This process involves forcing the weft wires together during weaving. This kind of mesh has double the number of weft wires compared with the plain Dutch weave, providing a particularly smooth surface for ultra fine filtration applications.

Crimped Screen
Crimped Wires are used in both directions and combined to create a robust wire screen with a stable form and surface. Suitable as protective screens for fences, gates and partitions for rack shelving systems.

Welded Mesh / Welded Screen
Similar to reinforced meshes, the horizontal wires (roll width) are secured to the vertical wires (roll length) by spot welding. These constant connection points give the screen a high level of stability.