Metal Textiles copper
gauze is a proven, economical way to clean plastic extrusion
equipment and molds—in a fraction of the time required
by household cleaning products—while the machinery is still
hot. Metal Textiles copper gauze helps dramatically reduce downtime—with
as much as 120 hours of additional machine output achieved with
a typical low-compression, single-screw, 2 1/2" extruder.
versatile cleaning material has been used by many leading plastic
converters to clean extruders, dies, screws, and similar
machinery. It is especially economical where product purity
requires frequent maintenance—for example, when molding
material or color must be changed often, or thin films coated.
Among the many proven applications for Metal Textiles copper gauze are removal
of “drool” on sheeting extruders or tubing dies, cleaning vent holes in dies and
injection molds as well as extrusion screws and barrels. Copper gauze is:
Soft copper will never scratch or damage costly machine parts. No metal splinters make it
safe for workers, too.
Pure, solid copper will not rust or contaminate end product.
Interlocked loops of heavy gauge copper wire make it impervious to disintegration.
Knitted structure keeps flat wire on edge for excellent scraping action without scratching.
Because Metal Textiles knitted copper gauze is 100% metal, it can’t burn or even smoke when used
directly on hot equipment.
- Low Cost
Costs less than currently used household-type metallic cleaners.
Compared to other methods (charring, wire brushes, metal sponges), Metal Textiles knitted copper
gauze cleans in less time—often less than one hour to clean a machine.
- Two Grades in One
You get two grades of cleaning power in one grade of Metal Textiles knitted copper gauze. Use as
supplied for normal cleaning, or turn insideout for heavy cleaning.
Cleans Without Scratching or Damaging Critical Working
Surfaces-While Costing Less than Other Cleaning Products
Metal Textiles copper gauze is knitted from flattened copper wire into a seamless, continuous,
flat stocking-giving it excellent scraping properties-while its softness eliminates the
danger of scratching or galling hard-metal surfaces. (Small amounts of industrial-grade
silicone grease as a release aid will enhance its cleaning properties.) Metal Textiles copper gauze
is also economical. In fact, when purchased in 400-foot rolls, Metal Textiles copper gauze may
actually cost less than common conventional cleaning materials. Most important are the
savings in eliminating equipment downtime. In fact, simply feeding a length of copper
gauze through the hopper and into the barrel of a single-stage extruder is often all that
is required to adequately clean this equipment without cooldown. Metal Textiles knitted copper gauze is
not only efficient and economical in cleaning screws and barrels on plastic extruders, but
extrusion dies as well as injectionmolding machines.
- How to Order
Write or call Metal Textiles for the name of your nearest distributor. Metal Textiles Copper Gauze is supplied
in double-thickness rolls of 400 feet (approximately 5" wide). It is also available in
- Knitted Mesh Applications
- Heat Wicks
- Air Gap Rings
- Noise Attenuators
- Shock Absorbers
- Air Filters
- Protective Coverings
- Heat Shields
- Electronic Shielding
- Exhaust Seals
- Navin Rings
- Ball Joint Seal Systems
- Catalytic Converter
- Catalytic Converter
- Flame Arrestors