Steel wire mesh, welded at each crossroads and then adorned with a plastic veneer of PVC, polyester or other materials, is employed for a range of objectives including reinforcement, fencing and screening. The plastic-coated welding mesh is ubiquitously useful in various applications.
With its plastic coating, welded wire mesh offers a corrosion resistance that far exceeds untreated mesh, making it the perfect solution for out of doors or anywhere where deterioration of the material is a risk. Additionally, the coating adds a remarkable degree of flexibility to the wire mesh, making it better suitable for specific demands.
With a plastic coating, handle and install welded wire mesh much more comfortably than uncoated versions. Not only do sharp edges become a thing of the past, that same coating reduces the thickness of the wire mesh, enabling it to conform to whatever shape is desired while being set up.
From an outsider’s perspective, plastic coated welded wire mesh appears to be a practical solution, however, it has its share of drawbacks. For instance, the plastic coating can be easily damaged during handling or usage which results in the underlying wire mesh rusting or corroding. Additionally, since the plastic layer is thinner than that of a standard mesh, it is more likely to rip or puncture.
Despite potential drawbacks, plastic-coated welded wire mesh remains a favorite for various uses. It’s especially convenient for outdoor areas prone to rusting.