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Most filter screens have a square weave and are not welded at cross points because the pattern is too fine. Read More…

Filter Screens Filter screens are tightly woven wire mesh cloth that are used in liquid filtration systems. Generally, they have very small gauges to prevent contaminants, unwanted media and debris from polluting liquids that must be clean and pure.
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Hanover, PA  |  800-232-3332

We’ve been a leading manufacturer and distributor of wire cloth/mesh for 70 years, sourcing and stocking North America’s largest selection of wire cloth products – over 5000 in our warehouse. We offer processing capabilities such as precision cutting, calendering, heat treating, cleaning and coating and weave domestically most alloys including brass, copper, Hastelloy, Monel and others into wire mesh, sieves, screens, strainers & filter cloth.

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Gerard Daniel Worldwide $$$

Vineland, NJ  |  800-257-5241

Compass Wire Cloth performs wire cloth fabrication, offering replacement panels (custom or standard edging), aggregate screens and related products. Stainless steel bolting cloth is kept in inventory as is wire cloth in cut pieces plus full and slit rolls. Other wire cloth grades are inventoried.

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Compass Wire Cloth Corporation         $$$

Lancaster, PA  |  717-394-6871

Hoyt Wire Cloth is a family-owned business that has been serving a variety of markets for over 50 years. We have experience producing wire cloth for industries such as coal, landscaping, concrete, gravel & sand, and more. Our line of wire mesh products includes self-cleaning screens, perforated plate, screening accessories, and more. If you have a design in mind call us and will manufacture what you need.

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Hoyt Wire Cloth $$$

City of Industry, CA  |  888-258-5200

Surpassing industry standards with an impressive variety of ISO 9001 certified wire meshes, screens, welded wire mesh, galvanized wire mesh, stainless steel screens, filters & sieves, Lawrence Sintered Metals manufactures woven, welded & sintered wire cloth.

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Lawrence Sintered Metals, Inc. $$$

Corona, CA  |  800-486-7730

Since 1948, California Wire Products has been a leading manufacturer of woven wire mesh products. Our line of products include lockers, machine guarding, pallet racking protectors, and more. Our woven wire mesh products are designed with extreme precision through the use of advanced 3D modeling software and techniques. Contact us today and our team will help you find the perfect product to fit your needs.

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California Wire Products $$$
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Filter screens are open yet protective barriers that are simple in design, but very effective in removing dirt, dust and other particles from any liquid. These screens take the idea of strainers or window screens and apply it to filtration systems of all kinds. The food and beverage manufacturing, petro-chemical, agricultural, water purifying, mining, pharmaceutical and oil industries use filter screens to purify and clean many different types of liquids, including irrigation water, potable water, oil, alcoholic beverages and juices.

One of the most common places to find a filter screen is in faucets. They are small, round pieces of woven wire mesh situated at the faucet opening to catch any debris and dirt that made it through the drinking water system. Filter screens are reusable, long lasting, and very resistant to a variety of temperatures and moisture. They won't rust, unravel or wear out easily. If that does happen, filter screens are very inexpensive and easy to replace.

Filter screens are made of very fine metal wires, usually made of aluminum because of its light weight and high durability, or stainless steel because of its smooth, highly resistant finish. The wires themselves are manufactured through the drawing process, which forces a wire through a smaller die, thus decreasing its diameter. This may be done several times to achieve the ultra-thin measurements of filter screen wires. Sets of perpendicular wires are then woven together by interlacing with each other over and under in an even pattern. The result is a fine gauge, tight, durable wire cloth that lets water and liquid through but stops even the tiniest of particles.

After the weaving process, which produces the wire cloth in large sheets or rolls, it is galvanized to increase durability and rust resistance. During this process, the wire cloth is hot dipped in molten zinc, which causes the metal's strength and resistance properties to enhance and strengthen. Once dry, the wire cloth will not oxidize if exposed to water for long periods of time. All filter screens must be routinely cleaned out. They are continuously used, and the particles and contaminants they stop tend to build up behind them.

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