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Table 3 Data for Stainless Steel Mesh

BOPP type Number of
wires
Wire
diameter
Mesh
opening
Open
area
Theoretical
colour vol
Cloth
thickness
Recommended
tension N/cm
per cm per inch mm micron % cm3/m2 micron 0.1% res 0.5% res
SD224/100 31 80 0.1 224 48 103.2 205-225   63-65*
SD200/90 34 88 0.09 200 48 94.8 185-210   56-58*
SD180/90 37 94 0.09 180 44.4 88.36 186-212   61-63*
SD160/71 43 105 0.071 160 48 83.04 160-186   44-46*
SD140/63 49 120 0.063 140 48 67.68 132-150   39-41*
SD125/63 53 135 0.063 125 44.4 62.16 130-150   42-44*
SD118/56 57 145 0.056 118 46 55.66 112-130 38-40 35-37
SD100/50 67 165 0.05 100 44.4 49.73 104-120 36-38 33-35
SD 95/45 71 180 0.045 95 46 47.15 95-110 33-35 29-31
SD 90/40 77 200 0.04 90 48 43.2 84- 96 31-33 25-27
SD 75/36 90 230 0.036 75 45.7 36.56 74- 86 30-32 22-24
SD 63/36 97 250 0.036 63 41 32.8 74- 86 31-33 25-27
SD 56/36 109 270 0.036 56 39 30.21 74- 85 32-34 28-30
SD 59/32 110 280 0.032 59 42 29.6 64- 77 29-31 21-23
SD 56/32 114 300 0.032 56 41 28.29 64- 74 30-32 22-24
SD 50/30 125 325 0.03 50 39 24.76 58- 69 29-31 21-23
SD 40/28 146 370 0.028 40 34.6 21.3 56- 67 29-31 21-23
SD 40/25 154 400 0.025 40 38 21.28 51- 61 26-28 20-22
SD 40/23 159 400 0.023 40 40.3 20.6 46- 56 20-22 15-17

Heavy duty mesh

SD125/90 48 120 0.09 125 34 69.7 190-220   66-68*
SD100/63 61 150 0.063 100 38 54.53 135-152   50-52*
SD 80/50 77 200 0.05 80 38 42 104-117   39-41*
SD 63/40 97 250 0.04 63 38 34.2 84- 96 35-37 31-33
SD 56/40 109 270K 0.04 56 34 31.45 86- 99 38-40 35-37
SD 42/36 125 325K 0.036 42 29 23.2 74- 86 36-38 32-34
SD 36/28 154 400K 0.028 36 31 19.69 58- 69 31-33 25-27
SD 32/25 180 450K 0.025 32 31 17.36 52- 60 29-31 21-23
SD 25/25 200 510K 0.025 25 25 15.25 57- 65 31-33 25-27
*A screen tension of approx. 30 to 35 N/cm is sufficient in practice. As a rule, higher tension
cannot be absorbed by the frame and may result in increased squeegee wear.
K = twilled weave.

Ultra-thin mesh

SD265/50 31 80 0.05 265 70.8 77.9 100-120 20-22 15-17
SD 90/36 79 200 0.036 90 51 40.3 72- 86 26-28 20-22
SD 80/30 91 230 0.03 80 52.9 33.6 58- 69 20-22 15-17
SD 67/25 110 280 0.025 67 53 29.2 50- 60 16-18 12-14
SD 53/24 130 325 0.024 53 47.4 25.1 48- 58 17-19 13-15
SD 53/20 137 350 0.02 53 52.7 23.2 40- 48 13-15 9-11
SD 45/18 159 400 0.018 45 51 20.4 36- 44 12-14 8-10