Some products may require a perfectly square configuration while some others may need a rectangular hole shape.
Large, medium or small, Conwed is ready to work with you to find the netting design that makes your project a
reality. Learn how we measure mesh size, strand count and angles.
MESH SIZE, STRAND COUNT AND ANGLE
Conwed can modify the netting strand configuration and
customize designs for each individual application.
Mesh Size is the distance from the center of one strand to
the center of the next strand in that direction. It is typically
reported in inches, millimeters and centimeters. Standard
reporting lists machine direction (MD) x cross direction (CD)
Example: 1” x 1” or 25. 4 mm x 25. 4 mm
Hole Size is slightly different than Mesh Size. It is the
distance from the strand’s inner edge to the next strand’s
inner edge in that direction. Not as commonly used as Mesh
Size, this measurement is helpful when different thicknesses
and geometries are required. It is also reported in inches,
millimeters and centimeters.
It is measured in degrees and it indicates the angle of the
strands that form the netting configuration. Square netting
has a 90° angle and diamond netting can vary depending on
the requirements and final application.
Strand Count is the number of strands observed in a given
length in that direction. It is typically reported in “strands per
inch” or “strands per 10 cm”. For example, machine direction
(MD) strand count would report the number of machine
direction strands per inch or per 10 cm.
In square netting (Fig. 1), strand count is typically reported
MD first and CD second as this strand geometry follows a
perpendicular configuration in machine and cross directions.
Example: 1 x 1 strands / inch or 3.93 x 3.93 strands / 10cm
However, in diamond netting there are no MD or CD strands
per se. Due to the fact that diamond netting is formed with
strands at an angle, on opposite directions, one on top of
another, the strand count is reported in top and bottom
strands. (Fig. 2)
Example: 3.2 x 3.2 strands /inch or 12. 59 x 12. 59 strands / 10cm
In cylindrical extruded products, machine direction (MD)
strand count is reported in strands per circumference of the
tube. The cross direction (CD) strand count reports the number
of CD strands found per inch or per 10 cm.
Strand count is the most common netting characteristic we
utilize to identify potential netting configurations for your