Aluminum is considered the most popular non-ferrous metal for industries. Aluminum alloys are commonly used in the wire mesh industry for a variety of types of wire mesh. Aluminum alloys are composed mostly of aluminum, and also contain other elements like copper, magnesium, manganese, or silicon.
Aluminum woven wire mesh is lightweight and great for many applications. When compared to stainless steel, aluminum mesh is approximately one third the weight of stainless. Aluminum wire mesh is also corrosion resistant in most normal environments but will corrode quickly in the presence of alkaline solutions and hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids.
With an estimated melting point of 1218oF, aluminum has many benefits, including a relatively low cost compared to other meshes. Aluminum woven wire mesh is a popular choice for a wide array of industries including aerospace and automotive, as well as marine and electrical conductivity applications.