Woven wire cloth has an almost infinite range of opening sizes, open area percentages, wire diameters, thicknesses, weights, strengths, surface area, and metal. In most cases, no special tooling Is required, regardless of the specification you choose. There is usually no minimum run size, although cost is a function of the quantity produced at any given time. Many specifications can be found in stock, for your immediate use, or for experimentation using smaller quantities. Wire cloth is woven in accordance with applicable specifications and tolerances to insure required quality levels.

The imagination of your customers, and their application engineers, are your only limitation! New applications for woven wire cloth are being developed daily, based upon customer needs. Woven wire cloth possesses tremendously varied, and unique, physical and chemical properties, and it can be woven in almost any metal or alloy from which wire can be produced. Unusual application designs are possible due to the ease of fabrication and formability, and further surface treatments allow even more diversity.

There are a wide variety of current uses for woven wire cloth:
Sizing of everything from rock and gravel to ultrafine ceramics, separation and sifting of fine particles and powders, filtration of liquids and gases, support media, barriers, reinforcement for other media, aeration and design turbulence, diffusion of gases or liquids, sound control, catalyst, safety barriers, lightening protection, architectural surfaces, decorative effects, explosion barriers, liners for strainers and baskets, separation barriers to isolate one product from another, EMI/RFI shielding, electro-chemical instrumentation and power cells, all types of baskets, including heat treating, plating, cleaning, and passivation.


The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) provides DoD-specific acquisition regulations that Department of Defense government acquisition officials – and those contractors doing business with DoD – must follow in the procurement process for goods and services.

The AWCI has adopted a position statement on compliance with the requirements of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), clauses 252.225.7009 and 252.225.7014, ALT 1, Reserved, “Specialty Metals Restriction”. (10 U.S.C. 2533b)

When a United States prime contractor, or sub-tier contractor wire cloth purchaser, invokes a “DFARS compliant” clause, for either wire cloth or a fabrication including wire cloth as a key component, the Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals is mandatory, and must be passed down to all sub-contractors. Only wire cloth containing wire melted in the United States, or a qualifying country, can be offered, or supplied. No deviation is permitted, except with the expressed written permission of the United States prime contractor.

Please click here for a copy of the complete AWCI DFARS Position Statement

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