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Plain Mesh Weave vs Plain Dutch Weave

August 02, 2022

The most commonly used wire mesh weaves are shown below:

1. Dutch Weave

Dutch or 'Hollander' Weave is a description applied to woven wire mesh where the diameter of the warp and weft wires, and the mesh count in the warp and weft directions, are different. The wires are driven up much closer during the weaving process, thus producing a more densely compacted media.

Mesh count per inch and aperture size in microns are the most commonly used methods of describing the various Dutch Weave wire mesh specifications.

2. Plain Dutch Weave

Woven as a plain weave, but with the warp wires of greater diameter than the weft wires. The weft wires are woven tightly together producing a strong wire cloth whilst allowing a good flow rate.

3. Plain Weave

Plain weave woven wire mesh is used for the majority of wire mesh weaving. Each warp wire crosses alternately above and below every weft wire and vice versa. Warp and weft wires are normally of the same diameter.

Used for the majority of commercial applications and for filtration where a high flow rate is required.

Dutch Weave Wire Mesh  

Dutch Weave Wire Mesh     

4. Twill Weave

Each weft wire passes alternately above and below every successive pair of warp wires and vice versa. This weave permits a heavier wire diameter to be used than would be possible in a plain weave wire mesh with a similar mesh count.

5. Twill Dutch Weave

Similar to Plain Dutch Weave, but effectively has a double layer of weft wires woven in a twill pattern. This wire mesh is "light tight", has a very smooth surface, is strong, but has a restricted flow rate. Also referred to as Micromesh wire cloth and is used for critical filtration applications often under high pressure.

6. Reverse Dutch Weave

Normally woven as a plain weave, but in a reverse manner to Plain Dutch Weave. The weft wires are of greater diameter than the warp wires, and consequently, the warp mesh count is greater than the weft mesh count. This woven wire mesh is extremely strong, is easily cleaned, and has a high flow rate. Also known as Robusta.

Plain Weave Wire Mesh

Plain Weave Wire Mesh

Differences Between Plain Mesh Weave & Plain Dutch Weave

Depending on the type of mesh you choose at the time you are purchasing a sintered wire cloth will help determine the characteristics of that cloth and whether it will hold up to do the job you want it to perform. Depending on the type of weave changes the functionality of the sintered wire cloth, so it is crucial that you select the correct weave for the job you are looking to get done.

There are two types of weave that are the most common. Popular mesh weaves are the plain weave and the plain Dutch weave. The plain weave is a very simple type of weave. When you examine the plain weave, you will notice that each wire crosses over and under the other, which creates a stable mesh. This type of weave is also flexible and can be used in multiple ways.

Now the plain Dutch weave is very similar to the plain weave, however, the plain Dutch weave contains a much heavier wire than the other type. This helps make the plain Dutch weave much sturdier and stronger than a plain weave and is more tightly knitted together for a better filtering experience.

Dutch weave stainless steel wire mesh is commonly used as filter media. Plain Dutch weaves offer strength and rigidity along with fine filtration capabilities. Twilled Dutch weaves offer even greater strength and finer filtration ratings. In a twilled weave, the wires cross two under and two over, allowing heavier wires and higher mesh counts.

The plain weave and Dutch plain weave are just two types of mesh weaves. Give us a call today and we can help you determine the right type of mesh weave for your project.