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Generally, many people always think that galvanized hexagonal wire mesh and gabion wire mesh are one thing. Is it right? To some extent, it can be said yes. Because GI hexagonal wire mesh is just one raw material to produce gabion wire mesh. What is the dissimilarity? Now, let’s review what they are and look for some differences.
What Is Galvanized Hexagonal Wire Mesh?
Actually, it is also known as twisted wire mesh. It is produced with superior quality of low carbon iron wire by galvanization and is extensively used in industry, agriculture and construction. Due to its good performance and low price, it is popular among customers.
Firm structure and flat surface.
Unroll easily, cut easily, install easily, transport easily.
Excellent resistance to corrosion, rust, and oxidation as well as natural destruction.
As a protective mesh, it is very helpful in our daily life, such as:
Poultry netting, rabbit fence, birdcage, galvanised chicken mesh, and other animal enclosures;
Plant cloth, tree guards, garden fencing, or pond cloth to keep pets out;
Fencing for tennis courts, sports fields, road greenbelt, highway fencing, etc.
Slope protection, riverbank protection, gabion basket, rockfall netting, stucco mesh, etc.
Manufacturing sculpture, crafts, and Christmas decorations, etc.
Equipment and machines protection etc.
What Is Gabion Wire Mesh?
Gabion wire mesh is a kind of material produced by galvanized wire with high corrosion resistance, high strength, and good ductility. It can be further processed into gabion mesh cage. It is worth noting that the diameter of edge wire of the gabion wire mesh is generally larger than the diameter of wire in order to achieve better protection. GI hexagonal wire mesh is usually regard one of the main materials for processing gabion mesh. Other raw materials are chain link mesh and welded mesh.
In addition to some characteristics same with GI hex wire mesh, it also has:
Good permeability, conducive to protecting the ecological environment.
Longer service life, up to several decades with less maintenance.
Slope protection, foundation pit protection, riverbank protection.
Fencing for railway and highway, etc.
Manufacture of gabion mesh cages.
Although both kinds of wire mesh are based on galvanized wire (using low carbon steel as raw material), but there exist many differences actually.
GI hexagonal wire mesh are simply made by galvanized steel wire, while gabion wire mesh takes gi hexagonal wire mesh as one main material. In other words, the gabion wire mesh is just one of the deep-processed products of the hexagonal wire mesh; the hexagonal wire mesh is only one of the main materials for processing gabion wire mesh. It is one big difference.
From their applications, we can see that GI hexagonal wire mesh is mainly seen in our daily life, such as chicken wire mesh, playground fencing mesh, etc. It mainly focuses on our daily life and the light industry.
Gabion wire mesh is mainly used to protect and support seawalls, hillsides, roads and bridges, reservoirs and other civil engineering. It is also a good material for flood control and flood resistance. It largely aims to protect big projects and the environment.