90-10 Commercial Bronze Wire Mesh – Alloy Overview

90-10 commercial bronze wire mesh (aka C220 bronze wire mesh) is the most extensively used bronze alloy in the industrial wire cloth world. As its common industry name suggests, 90-10 commercial bronze is comprised of 90% copper and 10% zinc, with small additions of lead (0.025%) and iron (0.025%). When compared to copper wire cloth, C220 bonze wire cloth possesses much better abrasion resistance, hardness, and tensile strength; it also exhibits improved corrosion resistance and lower electrical conductivity. As a higher zinc content results in a stronger, more ductile material, 90-10 commercial bronze is weaker and less ductile than other brass wire cloth alloys (i.e. 65-35 yellow brass). In comparison to phosphor bronzes, C220 bronze is a softer material. Some characteristics of 90-10 commercial bronze wire cloth which dictate its wide use are:

  • The most widely used bronze alloy for wire cloth.
  • Non-magnetic in all forms.
  • Rich bronze (i.e. brown-red) in color.
  • Withstands outdoor exposure without rusting.
  • Superior resistance to atmospheric corrosion vs. brass alloys.
  • Corrodes when exposed to ammonia and other salts.
  • Good thermal and electrical conductivity.
  • Antimicrobial.
  • Can be cut, formed, and welded.

Industries & Applications

90-10 commercial bronze wire cloth is principally used in liquid filtration and particle separation, insect screen, and architectural applications. Additional industries and applications which commonly use C220 bronze wire cloth include:

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  • Artistic
  • Cabinets
  • Ceiling Panels
  • Chandeliers
  • Decorative
  • Fireplace Screens
  • Infill Panels
  • Jewelry
  • Marine
  • Sports Locker Rooms
  • Wine Lockers

Common Aliases

90-10 commercial bronze is also commonly referred to as:

  • UNS C22000
  • CDA 220 bronze
  • C220 bronze
  • 90/10 bronze
  • Commercial bronze
  • CW501L
  • CuZn10

90-10 Commercial Bronze Wire Mesh – Typical Chemistry

UNS C22000 - 90-10 Commercial Bronze Wire Mesh - Typical Chemistry
AlloyStandard(s)Limits
(%)
Copper
(Cu)
Lead
(Pb)
Iron
(Fe)
Zinc
(Zn)
C22000
90-10 Commercial Bronze
ASTM B134Min89000
Max910.050.05Balance

Typical Standards

90-10 Commercial Bronze Wire Cloth – Harmonized Tariff Codes: Chapter 74

Woven C220 Bronze Wire Mesh:

  • HTS Code: 7419990680

Extensive Stock Inventory & Manufacture-to-Order Capability

Phoenix Wire Cloth carries one of the largest stock inventories of woven 90-10 commercial bronze wire mesh, bolting cloth, milling cloth, and filter cloth in the United States, and can manufacture-to-order any combination of mesh opening size + wire diameter(s) needed to meet your specific project requirements.  In addition, we can slit, cut, punch, form, heat treat, powder coat, etc. C220 bronze wire mesh to deliver the exact material you require.

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