stainless steel Black Woven Mesh


stainless steel Black Woven Mesh

Black Woven Mesh

Stainless Steel Woven Black Mesh has a wide use of applications including:
Bushfire Mesh, part of the solution for your bushfire protection.
– Window & Door Mesh, part of your solution for stopping insects, intruders & embers.

Stocked Product Specifications ready for same day despatch
Our range is designed so there is a mesh to suit any application, from soft to rigid.

We stock an extensive range of roll widths and sheet sizes in black powder coated and uncoated. The black powder coated mesh (contains UV stabilizer) and provides excellent visibility.

SSWM is Australia’s leading stockist of Stainless Steel Black Woven Mesh commonly used for:
Bushfire Mesh
Window & Door Mesh

BAL 12.5 – FZ (Bushfire Mesh)
SSWM Black Woven Mesh can be used to meet the requirements of AS3959 amdt 3 for BAL 12.5 -FZ, where mesh is referenced and if the prescribed construction requirements are met.
✔ Mesh with max aperture of 2mm
✔ Corrosion resistant steel
✔ Non combustible

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For multiple roll orders please contact [email protected] or 1300 305 148 as order is too large for courier.
Australia’s largest stockist of stainless steel wire & mesh

Australia’s largest stockist of stainless steel wire & mesh
We have the largest and most comprehensive Australian stock holding of stainless steel wire and mesh in our purpose laid out warehouse with over: 350 stainless steel woven mesh specifications including mill finish, black powder coated, hollander mesh & bolting cloth in 30m, 10m, 5m & 2m rolls in varying widths

Testing / Standards

Testing / Standards
SSWM have undertaken extensive testing please refer to the Testing/Standards Tab below.

Design & Install Considerations

Design & Install Considerations
Practical information for your consideration.


Architectural Mesh
If the mesh is being used externally for aesthetic purposes, to minimise tea staining please evaluate if the mesh is to be pickled, passivated and electropolished.

Care & Maintenance

Care & Maintenance
Stainless steel is a low maintenance material, but not maintenance free. Regular cleaning is recommended to prevent the build-up of contaminants such as dirt and salt. Refer to our CARE page for further information.

Speed to Market

Speed to Market
Same day despatch when your order is received by 9am for Australia wide delivery.

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Commercial Grade Stocked Stainless Steel Woven Black Matt Mesh Rolls Regularly used in Industry

Product CodeMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmWidth mmLength mApprox Weight Kg*GradeFinishApprox % Open*Data Sheet LinkRequest a Quote
SSWOB 01230 0916 151836.51.230.18915154316Black Matt76PDF
SSWOB 01230 0916 301836.51.230.18915309316Black Matt76PDF
SSWOB 01230 1226 151836.51.230.181220155316Black Matt76PDF
SSWOB 01230 1226 301836.51.230.1812203011316Black Matt76PDF
SSWOB 01230 1556 151836.51.230.181550157316Black Matt76PDF
SSWOB 01230 1556 301836.51.230.1815503014316Black Matt76PDF
SSWOB 01670 0196 3012261.670.45190307316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 0916 1512261.670.459151517316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 0916 2.412261.670.459152.43316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 0916 3012261.670.459153034316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1226 2.412261.670.4512202.44316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1226 3012261.670.4512203045316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1246 1512261.670.4512451523316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1246 2.412261.670.4512452.44316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1246 3012261.670.4512453046316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1556 1512261.670.4515501529316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1556 2.412261.670.4515502.45316Black Matt62PDF
SSWOB 01670 1556 3012261.670.4515503058316Black Matt62PDF

SSWOB Sold full rolls only
* Pre black matt finish

Commercial Grade Stocked Stainless Steel Woven Black Matt Mesh Sheets Regularly used in Industry

Product CodeMeshSWGAperture mmWire Diameter mmWidth mmLength mmApprox Weight Kg*GradeFinishApprox % Open*Data Sheet LinkRequest a Quote
SSWOBS 01510 0750 200611211.510.875020005.4304 / 316Black43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 0750 240611211.510.875024006.5304 / 316Black43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 0900 200611211.510.890020006.5304 / 316Black43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 0900 240611211.510.890024007.8304 / 316Black43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1200 200611211.510.8120020008.7304 / 316Black43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1200 240611211.510.81200240010.4304 / 316Black43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1500 200611211.510.81500200010.8304 / 316Black43PDF
SSWOBS 01510 1500 240611211.510.81500240013304 / 316Black43PDF
SSWOBS 01640 0750 2004
10201.640.975020006.2304Black 42PDF
SSWOBS 01640 0750 2404
10201.640.975024007.4304Black 42PDF
SSWOBS 01640 1200 2404
10201.640.91200240011.9304Black 42PDF
SSWOBS 01640 1500 2004
10201.640.91500200012.4304Black 42PDF
SSWOBS 01640 1500 2404
10201.640.91500240014.9304Black 42PDF

SSWOBS Sold full sheets only
* Pre black matt finish

Print Table

Mesh is Tested / Manufactured to:

ASTM International (formerly American Society for Testing and Materials)

✔ ASTM E2016-15 ‘Standard Specification for Industrial Woven Wire Cloth’
Manufactured to

Australian Standards
✔ AS 3959-2009 Amdt 3
‘Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas’ meets physical requirements of mesh
Aperture <2mm, Corrosion Resistant, Non Combustible
✔ AS/NZS 1530.3:1999 ‘Simultaneous Determination of Ignitability, Flame Propagation, Heat Release and Smoke Release’
✔ FCO-3313 CSIRO Advisory Report regarding ‘Bushfire Mesh’ range & criteria of AS 3959-2009
BAL 12.5 – FZ. If used in the prescribed construction manner
✔ AS 2331.3.1 2001 Neutral Salt Spray Test
1000 Hours, No Corrosion
✔ AS 5041 2003 Knife Shear Test
Technical Data Sheets
✔ Refer to SSWM Technical Data Sheets for further Standards / Testing information and which of the above are relevant to the mesh that you have selected



Stainless Steel Woven Black Mesh - More Information

Stainless Woven Mesh Terminology

Mesh – The number of openings per lineal inch.
SWG – Standard wire gauge
Aperture– The distance between two adjacent wires
Diameter– The thickness of the wire before weaving
Pitch– The distance between the middle point of two adjacent wires or the sum of the aperture width and the wire diameter.
% Open Area– The ratio of the area of the aperture to the area of the mesh expressed in percentage terms
Warp– All wires running lengthwise of the cloth as woven
Weft– All wires running across the cloth as woven

Stainless Woven Mesh Formulas

Calculating the aperture
1. Count of a convenient number of apertures (N)
2. Measure the length covered by the N apertures (L)
3. Measure the wire diameter (D)
4. The average aperture


Working example of calculating the aperture of 6/20 woven wire mesh
1. Number of apertures counted                         N = 6
2. Length covered by apertures centre to centre  L = 25.4mm
3. Diameter of wire                                           D = 0.9mm
4. Aperture


The woven wire is identified as 3.33mm aperture / 0.9mm diameter
Mesh Count
If the aperture and the diameter are known the mesh count can be determined


Percentage Open Area


The mesh has a 62% open area

Micron Conversion
Micron (micrometer) is a unit of measure, in which usually only fine mesh under 1mm is referred to. A micron us a thousandth of a millimetre.

In this example 325/48.5, 0.043mm aperture, 0.035mm diameter is used.


Plain Weave


The most common and simplest weaves.Each warp wire (wire running parallel to the length of the cloth) passes alternatively over and under the wires running transversly through the cloth at 90 degree angles.
Intercrimp Weave


Has extra crimps in warp and weft wires between intersections.

Lock Crimp Weave


Is produced with pre-crimped wire. Lock crimp weave is stabilised by a notch or bump at the wire intersections.

 Twill Weave


Is Produced by passing each fill wire alternatively over and under two warp wires.


Stainless Steel
Woven Mesh Calculations

  • Mesh Count
  • Wire Diam mm
  • Aperture mm
  • Open Area %
  • Weight Squ m
  • Micron (if Aperture =< 1)