SPECIAL FABRIC

Metex Special Fabric offers designer a wider range of fabric selection to match closely to area of steel required in design, hence provides a more economical solutions.

Metex Special Fabric gives the combinations of wire diameter and spacing which are not in the range of standard fabric table.

Notation for Special Fabric

Spacing code - Main wire diameter / Cross wire diameter.

Spacing Code Wire Spacing (mm)
Main Cross

A 200 200
B 100 200
DA 100 100

For example : B8/7 denotes special fabric of:

  • diameter 8mm wire at 100mm spacing (main direction.)
  • diameter 7mm wire at 200mm spacing (cross direction.)

Where standard fabric could not provide an economical design, the designer should specify special fabric.

How to select Special Fabric

Using similar example as in Standard Fabric.

Area of steel required in a slab design B10 B10/7

Main direction (mm2/m) 751 785 785
Distribution direction (mm2/m) 185 252 192

Designer should specify B10/7 (7.68 kg/m2) from Standard Fabric, which is more economical than B10 (8.14 kg/m2).

Metex Ref No. Cross-Sectional Area (mm2/m) Wire Diameter (mm) Wire Spacing (mm) Nominal Mass (kg/m2)
Main Cross Main Cross Main Cross
SQUARE FABRIC
A 13/12 664 565 13 12 200 200 9.65
A 13/11 475 11 8.89
A 13/10 393 10 8.30
A 13/9 318 9 7.71
A 13/8 251 8 7.19
A 12/11 565 475 12 11 200 200 8.17
A 12/10 393 10 7.53
A 12/9 318 9 6.94
A 12/8 251 8 6.42
A 12/7 192 7 5.95
A 11/10 475 393 11 10 200 200 6.82
A 11/9 318 9 6.23
A 11/8 251 8 5.17
A 11/7 192 7 5.24
A 11/6 141 6 4.84
A 10/9 393 318 10 9 200 200 5.58
A 10/8 251 8 5.06
A 10/7 192 7 4.60
A 10/6 141 6 4.19
A 9/8 318 251 9 8 200 200 4.47
A 9/7 192 7 4.01
A 9/6 141 6 3.61
A 8/7 251 192 8 7 200 200 3.49
A 8/6 192 7 3.49
A 7/6 192 141 7 6 200 200 2.62
Metex Ref No. Cross-Sectional Area (mm2/m) Wire Diameter (mm) Wire Spacing (mm) Nominal Mass (kg/m2)
Main Cross Main Cross Main Cross
RECTANGULAR FABRIC
B 13/13 1327 664 13 13 100 200 15.64
A 13/12 565 12 14.87
B 13/11 475 11 14.16
B 13/10 393 10 13.51
B 13/9 318 9 12.92
A 12/12 1131 565 12 12 100 200 13.32
A 12/11 475 11 12.61
A 12/10 393 10 11.97
A 12/9 318 9 11.38
A 12/7 192 7 10.39
B 11/11 950 475 11 11 100 200 11.20
B 11/10 393 10 10.55
B 11/9 318 9 9.96
B 11/7 192 7 8.98
B 11/6 141 6 8.57
B 10/10 785 393 10 10 100 200 9.25
B 10/9 318 9 8.67
B 10/7 192 7 7.68
B 10/6 141 6 7.28
B 9/9 636 318 9 9 100 200 7.49
B 9/7 192 7 6.51
B 9/6 141 6 6.11
B 8/7 503 192 8 7 100 200 5.46
B 8/6 141 6 5.06
A 7/6 385 141 7 6 100 200 4.13
B 7/6 283 141 6 6 100 200 3.33
Metex Ref No. Cross-Sectional Area (mm2/m) Wire Diameter (mm) Wire Spacing (mm) Nominal Mass (kg/m2)
Main Cross Main Cross Main Cross
SMALL SQUARE FABRIC
DA 13/12 1327 1131 13 12 100 100 19.31
DA 13/11 950 11 17.89
DA 13/10 785 10 16.59
DA 13/9 636 9 15.42
DA 13/8 503 8 14.37
DA 12/11 1131 950 12 11 100 100 16.35
DA 12/10 785 10 15.05
DA 12/9 636 9 13.88
DA 12/8 503 8 12.83
DA 12/7 385 7 11.91
DA 11/10 950 785 11 10 100 100 13.63
DA 11/9 636 9 12.46
DA 11/8 503 8 11.41
DA 11/7 385 7 10.49
DA 11/6 283 6 9.68
DA 10/9 785 636 10 9 100 100 11.17
DA 10/8 503 8 10.12
DA 10/7 385 7 9.19
DA 10/6 283 6 8.39
DA 9/8 636 503 9 8 100 100 8.94
DA 9/7 385 7 8.02
DA 9/6 283 6 7.22
DA 8/7 503 385 8 7 100 100 6.97
DA 8/6 283 6 6.17
DA 7/6 385 283 7 6 100 100 5.24