Crimped wire mesh is woven using wire crimped prior to weaving. The crimps are made at the points the shute and warp wires intersect which secures the wire, thereby stabilizing the wire cloth and preventing the wire from moving.
Additional rigidity and strength can be obtained by adding crimps between the intersections. Crimped wire provides a more secure fit to the mesh, limiting movement of the space cloth. This results in more accurate and consistent opening sizes within the mesh.
It is used in the water treatment, mining, construction, safety and food processing for requiring strength and large-hole filtering and screening. It is also used in architectural and industrial design applications.