Cloth vs. Mesh

Though many people may be unaware or even confused, the terms wire cloth and wire mesh are synonymous in the industry to describe the same product. We here at UWC, like to make the distinction between the two as it is helpful when guiding our customers to make a proper selection. Also, since we stock and manufacture such a large selection of specifications.

An easy way to view this is Wire Cloth can be identified by its finer consistency with small to very small micronic openings that are used in applications such as screening and filtration. While Wire Mesh on the other hand, is typically coarser in nature with larger openings and thicker wires that are often found in aggregate operations & security solutions.

Wire Cloth

Wire Cloth

Wire Mesh

Wire Mesh

Comprehensive Inventory

Our comprehensive inventory of both wire cloth and wire mesh spans from a sizable 4” opening to an ultra-fine 635 cloth with everything in between. Encompassing nearly 30,000 sq. ft of our main headquarters in Morrisville, Pennsylvania we warehouse countless rack space of various superior metals and alloys in a wide range of mesh styles, mesh counts and openings. If you are looking for an item in Market Grade, Filter Grade, Mill Grade, Tensil Bolting Cloth, Space Cloth or something larger woven or welded we likely carry it or can source it for you!

Industries:

Medical/Pharmaceutical
Energy & Power Generation
Water Treatment
Chemical

Applications:

Filtration & Separation
Ventilation
Food & Beverage
Insect & Critter Control