Mesh Woven of Stainless Steel Wire
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Stainless steel is among  the most popular corrosion resistant materials utilized in wire mesh and wire weaving.
The atmospheric corrosion resistance of austenitic stainless steel is unequalled by virtually all other uncoated engineering materials. Stainless steel develops maximum resistance to staining and pitting with the addition of molybdenum. For this reason, it is common practice to use the SS316 molybdenum-bearing grade in areas where the atmosphere is highly polluted with chlorides, sulfur compounds and solids, either singly or in combination. However, in urban and rural areas, 304 generally performs satisfactorily.
Aside from the corrosion resistance of stainless steel, it has other properties that justifiy the predominant market share in the weaving and the end use applications
Applications processing materials with low to medium abrasion characteristics are typically best suited for stainless steel wire mesh.
Stainless steel wire is available several variations possessing unique properties that augment the materials performance in specific environmental and operating conditions. 
The most popular grades of stainless steel which are readily available and commonly utilied in woven wire mesh include:
Often referred to as "18-8" (18% chromium, 8% nickel) T-304 is the basic stainless alloy most commonly utilized for wire cloth weaving. It withstands outdoor exposure without rusting and resists oxidation at an elevated temperature up to 1400 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Often referred to as 'Food Grade' stainless steel, due to the frequent vigorous cleaning requirements of food processing equipment often involving high temperature pressurized steam required to eliminate food particles that may be wedged into hard to access areas that may entrap contaminated meat or vegetable matter in concealed or limited clearance portions of the equipment.
Type-304 L
Type 304 L is very similar to T-304, the difference being the reduced carbon content for better weaving and secondary welding characteristics.
 Type 316
Stabilized by the addition of 2% molydbenum, T-316 is an "18-8" alloy.
Type 316 has better resistance to pitting corrosion than the other chromium-nickel stainless steels where brines, sulphur-bearing water or halogen salts, such as chlorides are present. A valuable property of T-316 is high creep strength at elevated temperatures. Other mechanical properties and fabricating characteristics are similar to T-304. Type 316 receives the the same approval rating as T-304 in The use of food handling and processing.
Wire cloth woven of T-316 has extensive use in chemical processing when better corrosion resistance is required than the regular chromium-nickel types.
Type 316 L
Type 316 L is very similar to T-316, the difference being the reduced carbon content for better weaving and secondary welding characteristics.
Type 430                            MAGNETIC ALLOY
Grade T-430 is a ferritic, straight chromium, non-hardenable grade, combining good corrosion resistance and formability characteristics with useful mechanical properties. Its ability to resist nitric acid attack permits its use in specific chemical applications but automotive trim and appliance components represents its largest fields of application.
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