Hybrid weave (HW): intelligent combination of materials
To ensure optimum functionality, hybrid weaves consist of at least two interwoven materials, allowing the positive properties of the individual wires to be combined.
This is generally possible for all mesh types. Numerous properties are optimized in this way, including mechanical characteristics such as strength, flexibility or weight reduction. However, manufacturing costs can also be reduced when large quantities are purchased. This also allows production of mesh surfaces featuring special properties.
The mesh usually consists of at least one metallic component. Common combinations include synthetics (PTFE or PEEK) and metal or glass and metal. Unconventional material combinations are also possible.
Wire mesh filter applications:
- Liquid-gas filtration (droplet separation)
- Flexible yet tear-resistant filtration meshes
- Variable pore size