Copper and its alloys have been used for thousands of years, so it is no surprise it is a highly demanded option within the wire mesh industry. Copper wire mesh is ductile, malleable and has high thermal and electrical conductivity. As a result, it is popularly used as RFI shielding, in Faraday Cages, in roofing, in HVAC and in numerous electrical-based applications. Darby proudly stocks one of the most complete inventories of copper wire mesh in the United States, ranging from 2 x 2 Mesh to 200 x 200 Mesh.
Copper wire mesh is durable in many types of atmospheres and environments. Although it is softer than a similar stainless steel wire mesh, it is also resistant to atmospheric corrosion but attacked by oxidizing agents such as nitric acid, ferric chloride, cyanides, and ammonia acid compounds. Darby’s copper wire mesh is woven to the industry standard, ASTM E-2016, is 99.9% pure copper and, when exposed to the atmosphere, will naturally develop a thin green layer, known as patina.
The unique color of copper wire mesh makes it a very popular option for many different types of users, including designers, artists, architects and homeowners. Residential customers and designers opt for copper woven wire mesh for residential projects including gutter guards, soffit screens, insect screen, fireplace screen, or even custom manufactured infill panels or decorative wall panels. Sculptors, wood workers, metal artisans and architects also prefer copper mesh because of its remarkable dark amber-red color and its broad appeal to a wide audience.
Without a doubt, copper wire mesh is critical to many industries, and it is often at the center of technological advancements in a broad range of fields. Over the past few years, customers have selected various copper mesh specifications for use in:
- Energy storage
- Electric heaters
- Pest control fumigation
- Tactical military shelters & modular containers
- Robotics & power automation
- Gamma irradiators
- Health, body and mind enrichment
- Space program initiatives (NASA)
- Metalsmithing & bookbinding
- Air & liquid filtration and separation