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UK Office

KnitMesh Technologies

Coast Road
Greenfield
Flintshire
UK

CH8 9DP
 
Phone: +44 1352 717600
Fax: +44 1352 714909
Wire Knitting
Knitting different materials
Metals, polymers and more

Materials

Almost any material that can be drawn into a wire or a filament can be used to produce a knitted mesh.

The most commonly used wires, filaments and yarns are listed in the table opposite, however please contact us if the material you need is not shown.

Round wires from 0.11mm to 0.35mm diameter are most commonly knitted, but for special applications it is possible to knit wire as small as 0.03mm or as large as 0.8mm in diameter.

Flattened wires and multi-filament knitting can be used to increase surface area.

Performance

Any material that can be drawn or spun into filament form can be used to produce a knitted mesh structure for use in the manufacture of our products including:

  • Stainless steel - for long life, temperature and corrosion resistance
  • Galvanised steel - for low cost, less demanding applications
  • Aluminium - for numerous aerospace, military and nuclear applications
  • Copper - in compressed form, for breathers and nickel filters
  • Nickel and copper nickel alloys - for use in marine or saline environments
  • Polypropylene - lightweight, inexpensive and corrosion resistant
  • Hostaflon and Teflon FEP - fluoro polymers for excellent performance in acidic environments
  • Glass wool and Teflon - for the filtration of very fine particles
  • Plastic / multi-filaments - for high-efficiency applications and noise reduction
Stainless Steel grade
304, 316, 321, 310 & 310S
Tin Plated Copper
Clad Steel
Galvanised SteelMild Steel
Monel1Copper
AluminiumTinned Copper
Nickel Plated CopperSilver Clad Copper
Phosphor BronzeBrass
NickelInconel1 600 & 601
Incoloy1 DS & 825Molybdenum
TitaniumHastelloy1
Fecralloy2Platinum
Silver AlloyAlloy 20
Hostaflon3Teflon FEP4
Glass WoolPolypropylene
Kevlar4Silica Yarn

1 Monel, Hastelloy, Incoloy and Inconel are registered trade
   marks of Special Metals Corporation, USA.
2 Fecralloy is a registered trade mark of Kanthal AB.
3 Hostaflon is a registered trade mark of Hoechst, Germany.
4 Teflon and Kevlar are registered trade marks of DuPont, USA.

copper and steel knitted mesh