Knitted wire – Refers to a knitted fabric made of continuous intertwining fabric mesh which is usually initially produced as tubular fabric and subsequently processed as lay-flat web. By subsequent folding and laying packages are produced which are afterwards condensed and processed to knitted wire elements. The fields of application are diverse and range from technical absorbers, filter inserts, catalysts, medical applications in heart surgery (stents) to art elements. In STRIKO demisters, knitted wires are used among other things for separating water from steams, separating solvents from exhaust air in paint manufacturing, in air conditioning and exhaust air systems, compressors and evaporators, absorbers and distillers, boilers, gas scrubbers and oil and emulsion mist separators. Knitted wires can, depending on the individual process requirement, be manufactured in a wide variety of materials, shapes and sizes. There is a large selection of materials, for instance various high-grade steels, special materials as well as various plastics. Just like the materials, the packing density and the wire diameter can also vary greatly. In connection with the STRIKO demisters, they are specified depending on the materials passing through. The separation performance is increased by laying several layers of knitted wire on top of another. Knitted fabrics with high packing density and low wire diameter exhibit a high separation efficiency but they have a low flooding point. STRIKO knitted wire demisters are resistant to highly corrosive media and exhibit good separation efficiencies of up to 99.9% at a low pressure loss whereas the separation efficiency depends on the application, material, speed, packing density and the wire diameter.