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By: Ronnie Brown on March 16th, 2023

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Molded Pulp Fiber Packaging: How Much Do Wire Mesh Molds Cost?

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Woven wire mesh has become one of the more popular screening media to fabricate the molds used to form molded pulp fiber packaging. Its unique and open characteristics allow for uniform heat distribution, water flow, and vacuum pressure, ensuring consistent molds throughout production.

But with other materials, such as perforated plate, on the market, it's vital that you understand how wire mesh fits into your budget. Knowing whether or not it makes sense will better equip you to make the decision needed to generate revenue.

Having said that, how much does pulp and fiber woven wire mesh cost?

W.S. Tyler has helped industries, such as the pulp and fiber industry, produce products they can proudly stand behind. We do so by educating customers on the ins and outs of wire mesh, so they know exactly what to expect when a decision has been made.

With that, the following article was written to establish the price tag associated with the woven wire mesh used to fabricate pulp and fiber molds. You will learn:

  • The standard specifications of pulp and fiber wire mesh
  • How much pulp and fiber wire mesh costs
  • How you can manage the cost of your wire mesh
  • The costs associated with wire mesh samples


What Are the Standard Wire Mesh Specifications for Molded Pulp Fiber Packaging?

When it comes to standardized specifications for pulp and fiber wire mesh, there are none. The wire mesh specifications you will want to take into heavy consideration will be provided by the manufacturer of the pulper machine you use.

Having said that, 40 mesh and 20 mesh wire mesh molds are commonly used. After several instances of trial and error, we have discovered that 50 and 24 mesh tend to deliver a more desirable result.


To learn more about how the mesh count of your wire mesh molds can affect the quality of your products, read the following article:



Regardless of what mesh specification you choose, wire mesh for pulp and fiber molds can be purchased in rolls, partial rolls, or cut-to-size pieces.


How Much Does Pulp and Fiber Wire Mesh Cost?

When applying woven wire mesh to molded pulp applications, 20 mesh and 40 mesh are generally the standard mesh counts that are used. That said, W.S. Tyler has discovered that 24 mesh and our specialized 50 mesh weave deliver finishes that you may find more desirable.

But as these specifications may not be right for you,  it should be noted that the cost you can expect to pay is dictated by the mesh specification and quantity of the order.

You should also invest in wire mesh that is annealed to better enhance the performance of your pulp and fiber molds. Naturally, adding this heat-treatment process will increase the cost of the order.


As annealing is critical to the performance of your wire mesh molds, read the following article to learn everything you need to know about how it can affect your molded pulp process:


Wire Mesh Roll Price Calculator

In place of 20 mesh, we suggest utilizing 24 mesh, and for 40 mesh, we recommend using 50 mesh. Pricing discounts are available quantities 50 or greater, and again at quantities 100 or greater.


How Can I Manage the Cost of My Pulp and Fiber Wire Mesh?

There are several ways in which you can keep costs down when working with woven wire mesh. First and foremost is by placing a blanket order.

If you know you are going to need 50 rolls of mesh, for example, a blanket order would be able to keep the price of each roll locked. This is extremely beneficial, considering the material markets continue to fluctuate.

Additionally, a blanket order can ensure you always have a continuous flow of mesh to your facility, minimizing costly downtime.

Another way to keep costs down is by placing bulk orders. So, let's say there are two instances of you purchasing either 50 mesh or 24 mesh.

If you were to buy 50 rolls, you could expect an approximate cost of $6.75 a square foot instead of $7. If you were to buy 100 rolls, you could expect an approximate cost of $6.50.

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How Much Do Wire Mesh Samples Cost?

There are often uncertainties surrounding how well a specific specification will work when integrated. To help, W.S. Tyler offers 12'x'12 samples that you can use to gain a better idea of what specifications best suit your needs.

These samples are free of charge; however, you are limited to two samples per specification.


Better Prepare Your Operation by Getting To Know How Long Wire Mesh Will Take to Ship

Standing as one of the most widely used screening media in the pulp and fiber industry, woven wire mesh can be customized to accommodate your molding process. As cost is critical with any screening material being used, it is vital that you keep in mind that the cost of woven wire mesh is defined by the mesh specifications, the amount of post-weaving fabrication applied, and the quantity of material being purchased.

A key aspect of running an efficient operation is knowing how long a given material will take to get to your facility. Knowing how long woven wire mesh will take to arrive at your facility will help you work out the logistics needed to keep your pulping machine running.

Having helped customers utilize the capabilities of woven wire mesh for over 150 years, W.S. Tyler wants to share our many years of wire weaving experience to ensure you have all the information you need to integrate the versatile material seamlessly.

To discover everything you need to know about wire mesh lead times, read the following article:

About Ronnie Brown

Ronnie is the Content Writer for W.S. Tyler and has four years of experience as a professional writer. He strives to expand his knowledge on all things particle analysis and woven wire mesh to leverage his exceptional writing and graphic design skills, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for customers.