Wire mesh, as the name suggests, is a length of intertwined wires forming a barrier. When these intersections are welded together at regular intervals with equal gaping, the barrier becomes welded wire. Depending upon the application, these meshes are created in different types and styles for both domestic and industrial purposes.
Types of Welded Wire Mesh
Based upon the welding process and the different types of materials used in its construction, these wires may be divided into the categories described below.
PVC Welded Wire Mesh
The wire used for the construction of this type of mesh is coated with fine PVC powder for corrosion resistance. The plastic coating protects the underlying metal as well as imparts color to the finished products.
Galvanized Wire Mesh
As the title suggests, the metal wires are given zinc coating through the kawat paku galvanization process. Depending upon the process used, this welded mesh can be divided into two categories as mentioned below.
This galvanization process uses electricity to bond zinc to the underlying metal wire. Electrolyte solutions like chloride or cyanide are used in the process to impart strength and corrosion resistance to the wires and results in a bright, shiny coating
- Hot Dipped
This is another type of galvanization process, wherein the product is dipped in a galvanization tank full of molten zinc at a temperature of around 450°C. The process forms zinc carbonate on the surface of the wire, a strong, dull gray compound
Welded Stainless Steel Wire Mesh
The stainless steel wires are welded together at the intersections to form a uniform steel barrier. Widely used for the product’s stability and relatively low costs, stainless steel welded mesh is seen as perimeter fencing across a variety of industries for its ease of deployment and durability.
Welded Fencing Panel
These panels are pre-constructed in set shapes and sizes to fit as fences outside homes, parks, gardens, etc. The finished structure is sturdy and stable, yet can be dismantled and reused easily and it also enhances the look of the property overall.
There is a wide variety of application for welded wire mesh across sectors. Some of these applications apart from the wide usage as different types of fencings are discussed below.
Commonly used as screens for keeping insects out, wire cloths are woven and welded meshes with tiny, uniform openings. These openings come in various sizes also.
The wire meshes are also used as screen doors and windows or as ventilation shaft covers to let in light and air yet keep unwanted materials from entering inside.
Welded Wires for Concrete Reinforcement
These wire meshes are welded together at close intervals to form a square grid or square for pouring concrete. When the mixture settles, same is integrated into the concrete and imparts strength and stability to the concrete structure.