Copper Wire Mesh

The soft and malleable properties of copper make it ideal for woven wire mesh.

One of the key advantages of copper wire mesh is its high electrical conductivity, making it highly sought after for EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) and RFI (Radio-Frequency Interference) shielding applications. Moreover, its exceptional thermal conductivity, which surpasses that of other commonly used metals by up to eight times, positions it as a preferred choice for industrial heat shielding purposes.

Other benefits of wire mesh made from copper are:

  • Versatility
    Copper is ductile, easy to work, join and install. It is easily joined metallurgically by welding, soldering or brazing. Its softness means it can be formed to fit most design configurations.
  • Tensile strength
    Since copper is rigid as well as readily formable, it adds to total system integrity even when subjected to adverse conditions.
  • Low thermal expansion
    This is despite its properties of high conductivity.
  • Does not react with water
    Copper does not react with water, but it slowly reacts with atmospheric oxygen forming a layer of brown-black copper oxide. In contrast to the oxidation of iron by wet air, this oxide layer stops any further, bulk corrosion.
  • Biostatic
    Bacteria will not grow on copper wire mesh.
  • Long Lasting and Maintenance Free
    Its long-lasting and maintenance-free characteristics make copper the leading choice for many mechanical and industrial systems. It never requires painting for protection from corrosion. In addition, a thin film forms, providing natural protection from corrosion.
  • Fire Safety
    Copper wire mesh will not burn or support combustion. It will not carry fire through floors, walls and ceilings, and it will not decompose into toxic gases.
  • Sustainability
    Copper is 100% recyclable without any loss of quality, whether in a raw state or contained in a manufactured product. In volume, copper is the third most recycled metal after iron and aluminium. It is estimated that 80% of the copper ever mined is still in use today
  • Distinctive colour
    Copper is one of only four elemental metals with a natural colour other than grey or silver which makes it ideal for many decorative applications. The raw metal has a red-orange colour, which changes on exposure to the elements. Exposure creates a distinctive natural green verdigris or patina used to effect by architects and designers. The final patina is a particularly durable layer that is highly resistant to atmospheric corrosion, thereby protecting the underlying metal against further weathering.

Wire Mesh Products

We maintain a comprehensive stock of woven wire mesh and wire cloth made from copper, and also stock other metal alloys in a variety of finishes, roll widths, and weave types.

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