Plastic Diamond Mesh Netting
Plastic diamond mesh netting is produced using counter-rotating dies creating strands in opposite directions overlaying each other. This joint structure is quite different from the structure of Square Mesh Extruded Plastic Netting. The overall thickness of extruded plastic diamond netting will essentially be twice the thickness of each strand, although there will typically be some melding of the strands at the joint.
Normally, the strands in each direction are produced uniformly, and the product looks the same from one side of the material as the other. This type of netting is marketed as "bi-planar", where both sides are structurally the same and the strands are forming a plane or channel along the net. Diamond netting results from two strands overlaying each other, typically at a 90-degree angle but ranging from 40 degrees to 105 degrees, to create a diamond hole pattern. Diamond netting is the most common type of extruded plastic netting.
Diamond Mesh Netting will stretch under tension causing the hole shape to elongate in one direction and narrow in the other. This "accordion affect" causes the tensioned dimension to shorten and the perpendicular dimension to grow as material relaxes. Tolerances only apply at time of cutting.