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Mesh Material General Properties

Component Supply offers nylon and polyester mesh screening for filtration applications down to 7 micron openings.

Mesh, Synthetic Fiber Properties
Unit Polyester Polyamide 6.6 (Nylon) Polypropylene
Specific gravity Kp/dm3 1.38 1.14 0.91
Moisture absorption at 20°C - 65% R.H. % 0.3 - 0.4 3.8 - 4.2 0
Softening point °C 220 - 240 170 - 235 140 - 165
Melting point °C 250 - 260 210 - 250 165 - 175
Tenacity g/den 4 -5 4 - 6 4.5 - 7
Breaking point in dry conditions % 15 - 30 20 - 40 20 - 50
Breaking point in humid conditions % 15 - 30 25 - 45 20 - 50
Light and weather resistance   Good Poor, less resistance after prolonged exposure Poor, less resistance after prolonged exposure
Abrasion resistance Very good Very good Fairly good
Acid resistance   Fairly good Sensitive to concentrated acid at high temperature Excellent
Alkali resistance Sensitive to alkalies Good Excellent
Reaction to organic solvents i.e. those used for dry cleaning   Not generally affected, melts in hot solutions Not generally affected, melts in hot solutions Good

All information is derived from published data of the fiber manufacturers. This information should be used as a guide only. Prior to any industrial application, users are strongly advised to determine the accuracy, safety and suitability of this information by laboratory and field tests. Component Supply Company, Inc., and any of its manufacturers and suppliers, assumes no liabilty for accidents and/or damages that may result from the use of the information contained in this chart.