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Industrial Netting offers plastic netting and mesh in a wide range of apertures (hole sizes), weights, and thicknesses. Nettings are produced through extrusion, expansion or weaving processes to create unique features for your application. And we custom convert to your specifications and ship in one business day.
Extruded plastic netting is created in a continuous process in which plastic resin pellets are melted and pushed through a die in "meat-grinder" fashion to form a continuous mesh. Two important elements of this process are that it is continuous, and the product is produced in its final form as a net. Extruded (or cast) netting can be produced configurations ranging from fine filtration-grade netting (resembling woven fabric) to a more coarse extrusion typical of plastic construction fencing.
Diamond Mesh Netting is extruded using counter-rotating dies. Joints are formed when two strands intersect or overlay each other forming a diamond pattern. Two distinct planes (known as flow channels in some applications) are created when the opposing strands overlap. The overall thickness of the product is essentially twice the thickness of each strand.
Square Mesh Netting is extruded using a circular oscillating die plate. Longitudinal strands are determined by the size of the holes around the circumference of the die plate. Cross strands are created when the die plate opens, creating an integral joint structure along the x and y plane. Cross strand thickness and spacing can be controlled in process to create square or rectangular apertures. Square mesh netting typically has one flat side created by the hot extruded mesh tube passing over a mandrel.
Oriented Netting is produced in a secondary operation by heating and stretching extruded square mesh netting to create a lighter-weight material with higher strength to weight ratios. Bi-axial orientation typically "stretches" the original extrusion by 3 to 4 times the original width and length.
Diamond mesh and square mesh are both extruded in tubular form then slit longitudinally in process to create flat rolled material. Tubular Mesh Sleeves are extruded using the same diamond mesh extrusion process but left unslit in tubular form.
Expanded Mesh is produced by slitting plastic sheet stock in a controlled pattern, then stretching or expanding the width to produce the designated nominal aperture (hole) size. Dimensional measurements for expanded mesh are somewhat different than extruded and oriented mesh (see diagram to right).
Woven Mesh Fabrics are produced by weaving monofilament fibers using advanced looms and finishing equipment. The mesh opening for a given strand thickness is dictated by controlling the threads per inch (weft mesh count and warp mesh count).