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Helpful information about Mesh & Netting Textile products.
Shown here is 6mm Nylon Hex Mesh
There are many different varieties and mesh sizes, of Mesh & Netting.
Knitted, Woven, vinyl coated mesh are just a few of the different types of
mesh & netting. The difference between mesh and netting are a matter
of opinion. Generally speaking though mesh has a hole size of under 9mm
and most people would consider netting to be mesh with a hole size
larger than 9 or 10mm.
Mesh & Netting can also be made from vinyl filaments, or coated with
vinyl after it is woven or knitted instead of being simply a textile
fiber like Nylon, Polypropylene or Polyester.
The filaments used to weave or knit the mesh or netting can be coated
before or after they are woven or knitted into the mesh. There are also
many types of military mesh &
This Textilene mesh is an example of a mesh contains filaments or fibers
that have been coated with vinyl prior to weaving. This method of
applying the vinyl is more durable than coating the finished mesh in
vinyl after it has been woven or knitted into mesh.
Shown here is an example of 2mm vinyl coated mesh that was produced by
hot dipping the woven mesh into molten vinyl and rolling it flat with
You can see the difference in quality between the two different types of
vinyl coated mesh. The pre-weave vinyl coated mesh would be much better
suited for outdoor furniture, and consumer goods where it will be looked
at closely as a value added product. Where the hot dipped, post weave
mesh would be better suited for
vinyl mesh tarps
, or mesh safety vests or other similar industrial
or commercial use products.
When used to make
Vinyl Mesh tarps or vinyl sunscreens
, Vinyl mesh can be welded (Heat
Sealed) but for higher durability it is recommended to reinforce the
welds with webbing
is used for this purpose. In any case, welded
vinyl mesh must be hemmed and reinforced on the edges with webbing.
are the standard way to reinforce tie down ropes or cords
in tarps and sunscreens and windscreens made from vinyl coated mesh.
Military Mesh & Netting
Shown here is a
Military Specification Raschel knit Mesh
refers to the type of knitting named after the person who invented the
machine that produces a weave like this which is similar to hand
This Military Specification Mesh is an example of an expanded mesh, a
mesh that has a weave that is 3 dimensional, almost like a sponge.