Knitted wire fabric is a wire fabric made by a circular knitted process which produces a sleeve of continuous stocking of inter-linked wire loops.
Knitted wire mesh fabric is normally knitted form round or flat wires ranging in various diameters. It is used in cleaning and air-filtration applications where large surface areas of wire fabrics are needed. The wire diameter of knitted wire fabric affects flow, dirt holding capacity and pressure drop. In general, knitted mesh with larger wire diameter allows for higher flow but provides lower dirt holding capacity; also larger diameter wire is less expensive. Therefore, a balance must be struck between using a higher density filter for higher cost fine wire or lesser density filter using lower cost heavy wire.