Insect filtration is commonly referred to as “MESH”. The sizing is generally relative to the gap in the mesh and measured in microns. Mesh is simply a barrier made of connected strands of synthetic fibre, metal fibre, or other flexible / ductile materials.
Think of a mesh as being similar to a web or a net that has lots of woven strands. As an analogy, will the mesh you use be capable of catching baitfish or whitebait? Plastic mesh may be extruded, expanded, woven or tubular and usually made from nylon, polyethylene, PTFE, polypropylene or PVC.
Metal mesh can be woven, welded, knitted, expanded, photo-chemically etched or electroformed (screen filter) from steel or other metals.
Uses For Insect Filters
- To screen out insects. Wire screens on windows and mosquito netting are meshes.
- Metal and nylon wire mesh filters can be used in liquid filtration.
- Guarding for secure areas and as protection (vandal screens).
- Larger open mesh sizes can be fabricated to produce waste baskets and other containers for material handling.
- Used in liquid filtration for debris capture and containment.
- Used to protect chemical and paint pumps and other sensitive valves or devices.
Frames can be assembled with Aluminium or Stainless Steel for most applications.