Copper alloys have been used for thousands of years and it is a highly demanded metal option within the wire mesh industry. Copper wire mesh is malleable and has high thermal and electrical conductivity. As a result, it is often used in RFI shielding, in use in a Faraday Cage or electrical applications.
Copper wire mesh is also durable in many types of applications. Although it is softer than a similar stainless steel wire mesh, it is also resistant to atmospheric corrosion but attacked by oxidizing agents such as nitric acid, ferric chloride, and cyanides, and ammonia acids compounds. Lawrence Sintered Metals offers copper wire mesh that is 99.9% pure copper.
Copper wire mesh’s unique color also makes it an excellent option for use in gutter guards or related residential projects, including fireplace screen, insect screen, and, at times, small critter control. Because of its dark amber-red color, copper wire mesh continues to be a popular option for artists and architects. Also, when copper mesh is exposed to the atmosphere, a patina, or a thin green layer, develops.