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What You Need to Know About Woven vs Non-woven Mesh

Woven vs Non-woven Mesh

Wire cloth products are the unsung heroes of our everyday lives. These products are used in every aspect of life. Everything from the aerospace industry to food and beverage production relies on woven and non-woven meshes. But what are the key differences between woven and non-woven mesh products and, more importantly, which one is right for your application? Let’s take a closer look at what makes each of these mesh products unique and compare their strengths.

Differences in Construction

The key difference between woven and non-woven meshes is in how they are designed. Each kind of wire mesh can be made out of a variety of materials, including stainless steel, and for a variety of industrial uses. It’s also common to find woven and non-woven mesh filters working together. Here’s what makes each type of mesh unique.

Woven Mesh

As the name suggests, these baskets are made like any other woven materials. Just like a knitted scarf, these mesh products are made by interlacing strands of metal. Woven meshes have the advantage of being able to be made out of a variety of materials since they do not need to be welded in place. This also makes them flexible and the perfect choice for applications that require odd shapes and contours. Woven mesh is also easier, faster, and cheaper to produce. They are often supported by a coarser non-woven basket. This allows them to perform their vital functions while getting the added support that woven mesh often needs.

So what about their non-woven counterparts?

Non-woven Mesh

Non-woven mesh is the more robust but less flexible counterpart to woven mesh. Non-woven meshes are typically constructed by welding strands of metal together. This creates a similar mesh to woven meshes, but it comes with a few strong advantages. Our non-woven mesh products can be galvanized for added durability. It can also be produced with a higher degree of precision than their woven counterparts. This makes them perfect for industries with very high regulatory standards. Because of their durable construction, non-woven meshes can contain both heavier and smaller filtered objects better than woven meshes.

The most notable difference is in the fact that non-woven meshes are much sturdier than the woven variety. This makes them perfect for applications that feature high pressure and conditions that could damage a woven mesh.

Mesh Capabilities & Applications

Each of these meshes has unique applications and are often used together. The flexibility and affordability of woven mesh filters make them a great choice for industries that need quick solutions for very specific conditions. Non-woven meshes are designed to be able to handle tougher conditions, higher retention standards and offer a rigid design that is slightly more expensive than woven mesh products.

The Important Takeaways

Here’s what you should know about these meshes.

— Woven mesh is less expensive

— Woven meshes are flexible and ideal for unique contours

— Non-woven mesh can be designed to stricter specifications and are sturdier

— Our non-woven mesh products are robust and can handle extreme conditions

Both woven and non-woven meshes offer unique and important features for every industry. 

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