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.
Copper wire mesh is durable in many types of atmospheres. 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-2016-11, is 99.9% pure copper and, when exposed to the atmosphere, will naturally develop a thin green layer, known as patina.