What Is Stainless Steel Wire Mesh?
We provide wire mesh, but our most popular metal is stainless steel. What is stainless steel and why is it such an excellent wire mesh choice? We will explore this issue in this article so that you can make a more informed buying decision if you need wire mesh.
Introduction to stainless steel
You may not realize that steel is actually an alloy. You can't dig steel out of the ground. You must use iron and various other elements to make it. The vast majority of steel production is used to produce carbon steel, you guessed it, it combines iron and carbon.
Unfortunately, although iron is strong and durable, it is also prone to rust, which makes it difficult to use for various purposes. The special feature of stainless steel is that it has anti-rust properties.
Stainless steel is composed of iron and at least 11.5% chromium. It usually includes other elements such as carbon, silicon, manganese, and possibly nickel and molybdenum.
What is so special about chromium?
Chromium is the magic ingredient that turns ordinary steel into stainless steel. Why is chromium so important? As mentioned earlier, iron has a bad habit of rusting, which makes it inconvenient to use.
Rust simply means that steel will oxidize when exposed to air or moisture. Once iron begins to rust, it will quickly deform and weaken. In stainless steel, chromium actually oxidizes, but this passivation film helps prevent more corrosion.
Stainless steel is not rust-proof, but it certainly rusts slower than standard carbon steel, which makes it a very useful choice for steel mesh.
Why do we like stainless steel wire mesh?
As mentioned earlier, stainless steel wire mesh is our most popular wire mesh product. The reason is obvious. Stainless steel is strong, sturdy, and reliable. It can also prevent rust. Many of our customers use our wire mesh to build fences and safety barriers. Others use it for gardening or construction. For all these uses, our customers don't want the metal to oxidize and rust over time, especially after being hit by rain or sprinklers.
We are stainless steel wire mesh suppliers. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in our products.