Minneapolis, MN - Industrial Netting has broadened its offering of nettings suitable for high temperatures with the addition of Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) mesh. These new extruded meshes join an array of Nylon, Polyester and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) products.
Polypropylene netting remains the most cost effective choice for ambient temperature applications but the heat deflection temperature occurs at just 90°C (194°F). Polypropylene softens at 152°C (305°F) and melts at 161°C (323°F).
PBT and Nylon meshes boast significantly higher heat deflection temperatures; 154°C (310°F) and 175°C (347°F) respectively. PTFE mesh is suitable for continuous use temperatures up to 260°C (500°F). PTEF meshes also have very low friction, are certified to meet FDA regulations for food contact, and can be used in many highly caustic applications.