Custom Wire Mesh Materials

As a service to our customers, Custom Filtration Inc. offers wire mesh materials at competitive prices. We have a wide variety of wire mesh in stock and we will custom cut the mesh to almost any length and width. The mesh range of our material goes from 2″ mesh to 2 micron mesh and we can slit widths from ½” up to 60″. Although our standard roll size is 100′ we can supply longer lengths as needed. We carry wire mesh in a variety of materials, including steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, Monel, and Inconel. Four weave types are available: plain weave, plain dutch weave, twilled weave, and twilled dutch weave. Please contact Custom Filtration Inc. for details on the wire mesh we carry or see the table below for more information.

Custom Wire Mesh Materials Specifications:

Custom Slitting Of Wire Cloth Materials

Widths From 1/2″ up to 60″
Lengths Up To 1000′

Weave Types

Plain Weave
Simplest, most commonly used. Warp, fill wires parallel and equidistant. Permits positive control of size of materials to be screened or filtered.

Plain Dutch Weave

Coarse mesh in the warp, fine mesh in the fill. Compact, strong, very fine openings, high particle retention. Used primarily as filter cloth.

Twilled Weave

Each fill wire passes alternately over and under 2 warp wires, staggered on successive warps. Used where fine mesh must carry a heavy load.

Twilled Dutch Weave
Coarse mesh in warp, fine mesh in the fill. Each fill wire passed over and under 2 warp wires.

Types of Material Used

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.

Phosphor Bronze
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).

Wire Cloth Terminology

Number of openings per linear inch measured from center to center of parallel wires.

Square Mesh

Mesh count identical in both directions.

Rectangular Mesh (off count)

Mesh count greater in one direction than in the other.

Actual open space (size of opening).

Warp Wire
Wire running length of cloth.

Shute (fill) Wire

Wire running across width of cloth.

Measurement of wire diameter (best expressed in decimal sizes).

Indentations in warp and fill wires which lock wires in position.

Double Crimp
Equal crimp in both warp and fill wires.

Intermediate Crimp
Extra crimps between intersections, usually found in coarse mesh cloth to add rigidity & accuracy of mesh.


Finished woven edge of wire cloth formed by loops of fill wire.

Production Volume

Specialty Production Shop
Low Volume
Small Run

High Volume
Large Run
Long Run
Large Scale Production Volume Run