Stainless Steel Alloys
The most commonly used alloys. Show long life under corrosive and relatively high temperature conditions. Stainless steel alloys show fair abrasion resistance. Type 304 and type 316 are the principle alloys used for wire cloth.
Low tensile strength, however, it resists sulfuric acid. Copper alloys are often used for wire mesh.
(Cu 80% Zn 20%) stands up much better under impact than copper.
(Cu 90% Zn 10%) Higher copper alloy means better corrosion resistance than brass.
Contains 4% to 9% tin and a small amount of phosphorous. It is often used in very small wire diameters.
Very light weight and strong. Resists nitric and sulfuric acid under normal temperatures. Has poor abrasion resistance and should not be used in high temperature applications.
High nickel copper alloy. Stronger than steel and extremely corrosion resistant. Better under high temperature conditions.
High nickel chromium alloy. Good for corrosion resistance and excellent for high temperatures. High impact resistance.
Plain Steel (carbon steel).
When corrosion or abrasion resistance is not important, steel can be used. The most economical metal for wire cloth. Often painted or coated (galvanized)