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Industrial Wire Cloth is a woven metal fabric having either square or rectangular “working openings” between wires — produced on large weaving machines called looms. Working openings are the clear spaces or distances between wires in both directions of a square or rectangular woven fabric. Openings less than 1/4 inch are referred by a mesh count. Openings of 1/4 inch and over are often referred to as space cloth and specified by the clear opening. Example: 1” x 1” openings.

Filter cloth also referred to as dutch weave is a very strong, dense wire cloth where the wires are driven very close to create a mesh that does not have straight through openings. With no frontal projected open area the filter cloth provides a tortuous path through which very fine filtration can be achieved.  Filter cloth openings can range from 300 microns down to 5 microns.

Cleveland Wirecloth Offers:

  • Widest range of filtration & separation from over 6 inch (152.4 mm) aperture down to 5 micron nominal
  • Control of chemical/acid/corrosion resistance using different metals
  • High open area/flow rate versus other media
  • Short custom runs available
  • Closely-controlled, accurate apertures
  • Special aperture requirements can be met without high tooling costs
  • Smooth surface — screening surface has no sharp edges, burrs or acute angles
  • Wire screen is self-supporting, stays stable under tension, and will hold up under high pressure
  • Very high-temperature tolerance, dependent on material selected
  • Suitable as support for less rigid media
  • Wire mesh is very durable yet flexible, ideal for forming rigid concave/convex shapes



Usually starts at 5/8″ (15.875 mm) opening and larger. Provides long abrasive resistant life, since there are no projections on top to wear. Offers least resistance to flow. Also very popular in certain architectural and structural applications where a smooth surface on one side is desirable.


Used in coarse weaves of lighter-gauge wire to provide greater stability, tightness of weave and maximum rigidity. Very common in mesh openings larger than 1/2″ (12.7 mm).


Most common type. Used where the opening is relatively small in comparison to the wire diameter.


Used only in coarse specifications to maintain the accuracy of weave throughout screen life, where the opening is large with respect to wire diameter.


The crimp provides strength and rigidity to the wire cloth by allowing wires to sit securely with each other, restricting their random movement, and ensuring consistent opening size. Crimp styles are often dictated by the mesh count and wire diameter specifications being used for the product. Below...



Usually woven in the Plain Square style, each warp and shute “wire” is composed of a “bunch” or “group” of small diameter wires, which are woven into a finished product.


A Plain Weave wire cloth, woven in an over and under pattern with a different number of wires in the warp and shute direction, which yields a rectangular opening wire cloth. Rectangular openings are often used in sifting and sizing operations to increase product “through” capacity with minor sa...


Woven in a plain, over and under pattern. A thinner, smaller diameter shute wire is used; these are driven very close together creating a very tight weave. Dutch weaves do not have a straight-through clear opening as do most Plain weave styles. Instead the weave style creates a tortuous path throug...


Each shute wire typically passes over two warp wires and under two, producing square openings. Twill weave can be made from larger-diameter wires than would be possible in plain square weave to obtain greater strength, density, or corrosion resistance.


The same weave as Plain Dutch except the warp and shute wires are reversed; i.e., the warp wires have a smaller diameter than the shute wires. The larger shute wires are woven closer together than would usually be seen in a Plain Dutch Weave.


Used only in coarse specifications to maintain the accuracy of weave throughout screen life, where the opening is large with respect to wire diameter.

Plain Square

The most common weave, with the same diameter warp and shute wires woven in a simple over and under pattern. It produces screens with the same mesh count in both directions.


Wire sizes and openings range widely, due to such variety Cleveland Wirecloth offers many different weaves. Weave styles are often dictated by the mesh count and wire diameter specifications being used for the product. Below are descriptions of some common styles we weave at Cleveland Wirecloth.

Raw Materials

Cleveland Wirecloth manufactures wire cloth from a variety of metals and alloys, depending on our customers’ specific needs. The environment in which the wire cloth will be used is usually the most important factor in determining the material to be used. For example, certain alloys can provide resistance to corrosive or oxidizing environments, while others offer enhanced strength, abrasion resistance or the ability to withstand extreme temperatures. The color or appearance of the wire cloth is still another consideration when it is used for architectural or other design purposes.

Our XRF analyzer is used for PMI (Positive Material Identification) to inspect and positively identify incoming raw materials before they are received into inventory. The inspection ensures the integrity of wire composition conforms to proper specifications. This is essential for quality control and full inventory traceability here at Cleveland Wirecloth. Learn more about specific raw materials.