Today’s high tech uses for woven wire cloth demand the highest, most comprehensive standard ever.  Our adherence to this standard reaffirms Cleveland Wire Cloth’s commitment to our customers’ critical needs and their complete satisfaction.

Before beginning the weaving process, raw material (wire) is checked for consistent tensile, accurate gauge dimensions, and proper chemical make up.

During the weaving process, wire tension, opening size, and mesh count are continually checked for consistency and adherence to specification.

Standard Specification for Industrial Woven Wire Cloth ASTM E2016-11

Quality Control

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) adopted ASTM E2016 in 1999.  It is the most demanding and comprehensive standard for industrial wire cloth in the world.  This standard, which was sponsored by the American Wire Cloth Institute, covers industrial, woven wire cloth.

The quality standards are tight and easy to understand.  For quality wire cloth products, this is the only standard needed.  ASTM E2016 will assure a consistent, quality wire cloth product.

The American Wire Cloth Institute (AWCI) is made up of weavers, distributors, and fabricators of industrial wire cloth who recognized a need to replace obsolete standards such as RR-W-360 and other such standards that were needlessly complex.  As a founding member of The American Wire Cloth Institute, Cleveland Wire Cloth made sure that ASTM E2016 could satisfy the most demanding technical requirements, yet be easily understood by personnel unfamiliar with wire cloth specifications.

ASTM E2016 sets tigheter tolerances than those found in other International standards, and is much easier for quality control, engineering, design, and purchasing personnel to use.  English and Metric dimensions are included for use around the world.  The standard also provides specifications, technical definitions, and quality requirements.  ASTM E2016 covers tolerances for mesh counts, wire diameters, and opening sizes.  inspection procedures and sampling methods for defects and blemishes are clearly defined.  Commercial tolerances for quantity as well as roll width and length are also included.

If your company is using industrial wire cloth, Quality Control, Engineering, and Purchasing personnel should always reference this standard.  Cleveland Wire Cloth subscribes to this standard and encourages all wire cloth users to do so as well.

Copies of this copyrighted standard are available through the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM):

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