Mesh Sizes and MicronsEdit
Understanding the micron: The micron is a unit of length, 1 micron is equivalent to a millionth of a meter, or equivalently, one thousandth of a millimeter. It is also commonly known as micrometer.
Mesh sizes: This is the number of openings in a sieve per linear inch, As you can imagine, the more openings per inch you have in a sieve the smaller the particles that make it through the sieve must be. Therefore it should come to you as no great surprise that the higher the mesh number, the smaller the particles must be. Standardized sieves show a known wire thickness.
|U.S. Standard||Space between wires|
|Sieve Mesh No.||Inches||Microns||Typical Material|
|(1200)||0.0005||12||Red blood cells|
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