Definitions of Wire Cloth Buying wire cloth can be difficult because there are so many different types of weaves to choose from. Some of the most common terms are described below:
Plain Weave: Simple in its design, the versatile plain weave wire cloth is also the most common wire cloth used today. The metal wires are woven into squares at 90 degree angles and they have more space between the wires than other weaves.
Twill Square Weave: A twill square weave goes under two wires and over two wires. It is a tight weave and there is less space between wires than with the plain weave. This makes the twill square weave strong enough to hold greater loads then plain weave while providing superior filtration.
Dutch Weave: There are actually two types of Dutch weaves, the plain and the twill. In the Dutch weave, the warp wires are stronger than the shute wires, making it stronger along its length. Dutch weaves, particularly the twill Dutch weave, filtrates heavy materials better than other types of weaves.
Double Crimp Weave: This type of weave follows the same pattern as the plain weave. However, once the metal cloth is woven, both the warp and shute wires are crimped together. This allows the wires of the double crimp weave to stay in place longer than uncrimped weaves like the plain weave.
Inter-crimp Weave: The Inter-crimp weave crimps warp wires and any fill wires, but leaves the shute wires alone. Therefore, it is very sturdy along its length and the wires are not so tightly woven together as they are in the double crimp weave.