HOWARD WIRE CLOTH CO.
                   SQUARE MESH WIRE CLOTH
                         16 Mush to 100 Mesh

The following Mesh measurements represent how many openings per inch.
Example: 16 MESH means there are sixteen squares per inch both horozonally and vertically.
Numbers in red denotes standard market grades

16 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.041
.035
.032
.028
.025
.023
.020
.018
.017
.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095

.0215
.0275
.0305
.0345
.0375
.0395
.0425
.0445
.0455
.0465
.0475
.0485
.0490
.0495
.0505
.0515
.0525
.0530

11.8%
19.4%
23.8%
30.5%
36.0%
39.9%
46.2%
50.7%
53.0%
55.4%
57.8%
60.2%
61.5%
62.7%
65.3%
67.9%
70.6%
71.9%

1.956
1.366
1.119
.836
.689
.577
.430
.345
.307
.271
.237
.206
.191
.177
.150
.126
.104
.094

20 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.032
.028
.025
.023
.020
.018
.017
.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009

.0180
.0220
.0250
.0270
.0300
.320
.0330
.0340
.0350
.0360
.0365
.0370
.0380
.0390
.0400
.0405
.0410

13.0%
19.4%
25.0%
29.2%
36.0%
41.0%
43.6%
46.2%
49.0%
51.8%
53.3%
54.8%
57.8%
60.8%
64.0%
65.6%
67.2%

1.479
1.093
.850
.708
.552
.441
.391
.344
.301
.261
.242
.224
.190
.159
.131
.118
.105

24 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.025
.023
.020
.018
.017
.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075

.0167
.0187
.0217
.0237
.0247
.0257
.0267
.0277
.0282
.0287
.0297
.0307
.0317
.0322
.0327
.0332
.0337
.0342

16.1%
20.1%
27.1%
32.4%
35.1%
38.0%
41.1%
44.2%
45.8%
47.4%
50.8%
54.3%
57.9%
59.7%
61.6%
63.5%
65.4%
67.4%

1.064
.882
.648
.515
.480
.421
.367
.318
.294
.272
.230
.192
.158
.142
.127
.113
.100
.088

28 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.018
.017
.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075

.0177
.0187
.0197
.0207
.0217
.0222
.0227
.0237
.0247
.0257
.0262
.0267
.0272
.0277
.0282

24.6%
27.4%
30.4%
33.6%
36.9%
38.6%
40.4%
44.0%
47.8%
51.8%
53.8%
55.9%
58.0%
60.2%
62.3%

.618
.545
.503
.437
.377
.349
.322
.272
.227
.186
.167
.150
.133
.118
.103

32 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075
.007

.0126
.0136
.0146
.0151
.0156
.0166
.0176
.0186
.0191
.0196
.0201
.0206
.0211
.0216

19.4%
22.7%
26.1%
27.9%
29.8%
33.8%
37.9%
42.4%
44.7%
47.1%
49.5%
52.0%
54.5%
57.2%

.624
.541
.465
.452
.416
.350
.290
.237
.213
.190
.169
.149
.130
.113

38 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075
.007

.0123
.0128
.0133
.0143
.0153
.0163
.0168
.0173
.0178
.0183
.0188
.0193

21.8%
23.7%
25.5%
29.5%
33.8%
38.4%
40.8%
43.2%
45.8%
48.4%
51.0%
53.8%

.513
.473
.436
.385
.319
.260
.233
.208
.185
.163
.142
.123

42 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
-
-

.0103
.0108
.0118
.0128
.0138
.0143
.0148

18.7%
20.6%
24.6%
28.9%
33.6%
36.1%
38.6%

.535
.518
.434
.358
.292
.261
.233

50 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

..012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075

.0080
.0090
.0100
.0105
.0110
.0115
.0120
.0125

16.0%
20.3%
25.0%
27.6%
30.3%
33.1%
36.0%
39.1%

.511
.420
.340
.320
.284
.251
.221
.192

60 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075
.007
.0065
.006

.0057
.0067
.0072
.0077
.0082
.0087
.0092
.0097
.0102
.0107

11.7%
16.2%
18.7%
21.3%
24.2%
27.2%
30.5%
33.9%
37.5%
41.2%

.529
.426
.379
.335
.296
.273
.237
.204
.174
.147

70 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.009
.0085
.008
.0075
.007
.0065
.006

.0053
.0058
.0063
.0068
.0073
.0078
.0083

13.8%
16.5%
19.4%
22.7%
26.1%
29.8%
33.8%

.407
.358
.313
.271
.233
.208
.175

80 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.0075
.007
.0065
.006
.0055
.005

.0050
.0055
.0060
.0065
.0070
.0075

16.0%
19.4%
23.0%
27.0%
31.4%
36.0%

.319
.274
.232
.204
.169
.138

100 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.005
.0045
.004
.0035
.003

.0050
.0055
.0060
.0065
.0070

25.0%
30.3%
36.0%
42.3%
49.0%

.170
.142
.110
.083
.060

18 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.035
.032
.028
.025
.023
.020
.018
.017
.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009

.0206
.0236
.0276
.0306
.0326
.0356
.0376
.0386
.0396
.0406
.0416
.0421
.0426
.0436
.0446
.0456
.0461
.0466

13.7%
18.0%
24.7%
30.3%
34.4%
41.4%
45.8%
48.3%
50.8%
53.4%
56.1%
57.4%
58.8%
61.6%
64.4%
67.4%
68.9%
70.4%

1.584
1.294
.961
.750
.660
.490
.392
.348
.307
.268
.233
.216
.200
.170
.142
.117
.105
.095

22 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.028
.025
.023
.020
.018
.017
.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
-

.0175
.0205
.0225
.0255
.0275
.0285
.0295
.0305
.0315
.0320
.0325
.0335
.0345
.0355
.0360
.0365

14.8%
20.3%
24.5%
31.5%
36.6%
39.3%
42.1%
45.0%
48.0%
49.6%
51.1%
54.3%
57.6%
61.0%
62.7%
64.5%

1.232
.954
.793
.585
.491
.435
.382
.334
.289
.268
.248
.210
.175
.144
.130
.116

26 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.020
.018
.017
.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075
-
-

.0185
.0205
.0215
.0225
.0235
.0245
.0250
.0255
.0265
.0275
.0285
.0290
.0295
.0300
.0305
.0310

23.1%
28.4%
31.2%
34.2%
37.3%
40.6%
42.3%
44.0%
47.5%
51.1%
54.9%
56.9%
58.8%
60.8%
62.9%
65.0%

.713
.566
.526
.461
.402
.347
.321
.297
.251
.209
.172
.155
.138
.123
.109
.095

30 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.017
.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075
-

.0163
.0173
.0183
.0193
.0198
.0203
.0213
.0223
.0233
.0238
.0243
.0248
.0253
.0258

23.9%
26.9%
30.1%
33.5%
35.3%
37.1%
40.8%
44.8%
48.9%
51.0%
53.1%
55.4%
57.6%
59.9%

.592
.518
.474
.408
.378
.348
.294
.245
.200
.180
.161
.143
.126
.111

35 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.016
.015
.014
.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075
.007

.0126
.0136
.0146
.0151
.0156
.0166
.0176
.0186
.0191
.0196
.0201
.0206
.0211
.0216

19.4%
22.7%
26.1%
27.9%
29.8%
33.8%
37.9%
42.4%
44.7%
47.1%
49.5%
52.0%
54.5%
57.2%

.624
.541
.465
.452
.416
.350
.290
.237
.213
.190
.169
.149
.130
.113

40 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.0135
.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075
.007
-

.0115
.0120
.0130
.0140
.0150
.0155
.0160
.0165
.0170
.0175
.0180

21.2%
23.0%
27.0%
31.4%
36.0%
38.4%
41.0%
43.6%
46.2%
49.0%
51.8%

.530
.488
.409
.338
.276
.247
.220
.195
.172
.150
.130

45 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.013
.012
.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075

.0092
.0102
.0112
.0122
.0127
.0132
.0137
.0142
.0147

17.1%
21.1%
25.4%
30.1%
32.7%
35.3%
38.0%
40.8%
43.8%

.536
.448
.369
.316
.283
.252
.223
.196
.171

55 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.011
.010
.0095
.009
.0085
.008
.0075
.007

.0072
.0082
.0087
.0092
.0097
.0102
.0107
.0112

15.7%
20.3%
22.9%
25.6%
28.5%
31.5%
34.6%
37.9%

.473
.382
.340
.302
.281
.246
.214
.185

65 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.0075
.007
.0065
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

.0079
.0084
.0089

26.4%
29.8%
33.5%

.260
.224
.191

75 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.007
.0065
.006
-
-
-
-

.0063
.0068
.0073

22.3%
26.0%
30.0%

.253
.226
.190

90 MESH

DIAMETER
OF WIRE
IN INCHES

WIDTH OF
OPENING
IN INCHES

% OF
OPEN
AREA

LBS.PER
SQ. FT.
PLAIN STEEL

.006
.0055
.005
-
-
-

.0051
.0056
.0061

21.1%
25.4%
30.1%

.224
.184
.158

Any Questions? Give Us A Call.

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Toll Free 800.969.3559
Fax 510.786.4167
E-mail: sales@howardwire.com

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