Wire Cloth:

Woven wire cloth with its wide range of materials and weave patterns is an ideal medium for strainers and filters. Using available techniques, it can be worked and formed to exact filter requirements, combining durability, strength and reliability.

Specifying/Selecting Wire Cloth:

The most common properties used to specify wire cloth include material, mesh count, wire diameter and weave.

Material – The metal or alloy used in the wire to determine its resistance to corrosion, abrasion, heat and vibration. 

Mesh Count – Refers to the number of openings per linear inch. The mesh is counted by starting from the center of one wire and counting the number of openings to a point one inch distant.

Wire Diameter – The diameter of the wire before weaving.

Weave - The pattern in which the wires running crosswise (Shute Wires) and the wires running lengthwise (Warp Wires) cross each other.


Wire Cloth:


"Common Plain Weave 
Wire Cloth"
MESH WIRE DIAMETER OPENING WIDTH % OPEN AREA
4 0.028 0.222 78.9
  0.025 0.225 81
6 0.047 0.12 51.8
  0.035 0.132 62.7
8 0.028 0.097 60.2
  0.025 0.1 64
  0.017 0.108 74.6
10 0.032 0.068 46.2
  0.023 0.077 59.3
12 0.028 0.055 43.6
  0.023 0.06 51.8
14 0.02 0.051 51
  0.018 0.053 55.1
16 0.018 0.045 50.7
  0.016 0.047 55.4
18 0.017 0.039 48.3
20 0.016 0.034 46.2
  0.014 0.036 51.8
24 0.016 0.026 38
  0.014 0.028 44.2
30 0.012 0.021 40.8
  0.011 0.022 44.8
40 0.01 0.015 36
  0.0075 0.018 49
50 0.009 0.011 30.3
  0.0075 0.013 39.1
60 0.0075 0.009 30.5
70 0.0075 0.007 22.7
  0.0065 0.008 29.8
100 0.0045 0.0055 30.3
120 0.004 0.0043 26.6
150 0.0026 0.0041 37.8
200 0.0021 0.0029 33.6
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"Common Micron Rated
Wire Cloth"
Wire per inch
Warp x Shute
Warp & Shute
Wire DIA
Nominal Micron Retention
24x110 0.14/.010 115
30x150 .009/.007 95
50x250 .0055/.0045 60
80x700 .004/.003 35
165x800 .0028/.0020 25
200x1400 .0028/.0016 10

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