Fine Wire Mesh Explained
Fine wire mesh, also known as wire cloth, micro wire mesh or ultra-fine wire mesh, is a type of wire mesh with very small openings or apertures. It is typically made from thin wires and has a high mesh count, meaning that it has a large number of openings per unit area.
Fine wire metal mesh is mainly used for filtration and separation applications, where it is able to filter out particles or substances that are smaller in size than the openings in the mesh. It is commonly used in industries such as pharmaceuticals, food processing, and chemical manufacturing, as well as in research and development laboratories.
Generally speaking, mesh sizes of 50 or above are considered to be fine. At the extreme, Locker's 500 mesh has an aperture size of 0.026 mm and wire diameter of 0.025 mm. Dimensional details of all meshes are available in our Woven Wire Mesh Stock Specifications
Applications for fine wire mesh
Some specific applications include:
- Filtering out contaminants and impurities from liquids, gases, and other substances. Industrial Filters
- Sifting and separating small particles or granular materials Screens and Sieves
- Insect screens for windows, doors and vents Insect Screening
- Shielding of radio frequency interference RFI screening
Fine wire mesh can also be used in decorative and architectural applications, where it can be used to create an attractive and intricate pattern or design. It is often used in interior and exterior design elements, such as wall and ceiling panels, and room dividers. Decorative Screens