Plain Steel – “Mild”, low carbon steel – typically contains 6% to 12% carbon content and is directly cold drawn from hot rolled rod. This material represents very good value and is widely used in applications where its weld-ability, strength, and economy make it a popular option. Banker Wire manufactures plain steel wire in house for its woven and welded wire mesh products.
Considerations when specifying Plain Steel wire mesh for Architectural applications:
Bare plain steel will rust when the necessary conditions exist. Plating or Powder coating are both options to finish this base material for interior applications. A powder coated plain steel wire mesh will rust at the wire mesh intersections when used in an exterior application. Please consider a pre-galvanized wire mesh as a suitable alternative when a powder coated finish is desired in an exterior application.