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Knitted Mesh

Knitted Mesh

Knitted mesh is a diverse material with virtually countless applications across most industry sectors. There are 3 main types of knitted mesh: All Metal Mesh, Plastic and Fibre Mesh and Multi-filament Mesh. Our 80 years history means that our team of engineers and manufacturing specialists are well versed in the research, design and development of bespoke solutions for our market-leading customers operating in the most competitive and demanding industry sectors.

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Features & Properties Of Knitted Mesh

Knitted mesh is produced from various metals or mineral and synthetic materials processed into a structure of interlocking loop. KnitMesh Technologies is a leading UK manufacturer of knitted mesh products designed and developed for a wide range of sectors such as automotive, aerospace, telecoms and the military.

Our technical, innovative knitted mesh products are produced using the latest techniques such as our unique method of differential welding – wire mesh is welded on plate metal washers – used extensively in the automotive sector.

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All-Metal Mesh

Mesh is usually specified by the number of stitches per cm. The range of meshes is considerable but for practical purposes these are from 0.5 stitches per cm to 6 stitches per cm.

Meshes can be grouped into five broad categories: fine, medium-fine, standard, coarse and super-coarse, but these divisions can cover a wide range of products.

Using various filament diameters and mesh sizes, along with different crimping, calendaring, folding, layering and rolling processes, the product scope is almost unlimited.

Plastic And Fibre Mesh

Knitted mesh can also be produced in plastic and other fibres - the most commonly used being polypropylene, Hostaflon, Teflon®, glass wool and silica yarn. The figures given for the number of stitches per cm are only approximate, as many variables can significantly affect the stitch size.

Filaments for fine meshes are circular in section. However for standard, coarse and extra coarse meshes we can use circular section or flattened section filaments which increase the surface area.

The table opposite shows only the most commonly used meshes. A more comprehensive range is available, and we can knit various extruded monofilaments as well as monofilament or spun fibres.

Multi-Filament Mesh

This versatile type of mesh involves knitting multiple filaments of the same material or combining different materials (ie stainless steel and polypropylene)

Types Of Knitted Mesh

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:

Fine Mesh
Typical wire diameter (mm)Range of natural width (mm)Typical number of stitches per cm on lengthTypical number of stitches per cm across lay flat
0.05 - 0.156 - 1653.54.4
Medium-Fine Mesh
Typical wire diameter (mm)Range of natural width (mm)Typical number of stitches per cm on lengthTypical number of stitches per cm across lay flat
0.1540 - 6352.43.5
Standard Mesh
Typical wire diameter (mm)Range of natural width (mm)Typical number of stitches per cm on lengthTypical number of stitches per cm across lay flat
0.2 - 0.3530 - 10001.61.9
Coarse Mesh
Typical wire diameter (mm)Range of natural width (mm)Typical number of stitches per cm on lengthTypical number of stitches per cm across lay flat
0.2 - 0.3530 - 5501.60.74
Super-Coarse Mesh
Typical wire diameter (mm)Range of natural width (mm)Typical number of stitches per cm on lengthTypical number of stitches per cm across lay flat
0.4 - 0.6330 - 3500.50.5