Metal Channel Information
METAL CHANNEL SIZE BEFORE FORMING AFTER FORMING Width x Height CENTER WIRE DIAMETER ALUMINUM GALVANIZED STEEL STAINLESS STEEL
#3 3/8 x .025 5/32 (.156) x 5/32 (.156) .041 dia.   X X
#4 (common) 1/2 x .030 3/16 (.187) x 3/16 (.187) .045 dia. X X X
#5 5/8 x .040 7/32 (.218) x 1/4 (.250) .062 dia.   X X
#6 3/4 x .030 15/64 (.234) x 11/32 (.343) .062 dia.   X  
#7 (common) 7/8 x .040 5/16 (.312) x 5/16 (.312) .080 dia. X X X
#8 1 x .040 21/64 (.328) x 3/8 (.375) .080 dia.   X X
#10 1-1/4 x .050 7/16 (.437) x 7/16 (.437) .105 dia.   X X
#12 1-1/2 x .050 17/32 (.530) x 17/32 (.530) .105 dia.   X  

General Fiber Characteristics
  6 NYLON 6.6 NYLON 6.12 NYLON POLYPROPYLENE HORSE HAIR TAMPICO
Heat Distortion (F) 250 300 250 225 370 283
Melting Point 410 500 405 330    
Bend Recovery (%) 90 90 90 70-80 execl. poor.
Shelf Life execl. execl. execl. good poor fair
Abrasion Resistance good execl. execl. good good poor
Specific Gravity (G/CC) 1.13-4 1.13-4 1.04-5 .90-1    
Tensile Strength (PSI) 50-60M 60-70M 50-60M 50-80M    

Chemical And Environmental Resistance
  6 NYLON 6.6 NYLON 6.12 NYLON POLYPROPYLENE HORSE HAIR TAMPICO
Dilute Alkalis execl. execl. execl. execl. poor good
Dilute Acids good good good execl. poor good
Strong Acids fair fair good good g-poor g-poor
Alcohols good good good execl. poor good
Petroleum Distilates execl. execl. execl. good poor good
Hot Water fair good good fair poor good
Alcohols, Vegetable Oils good good good execl. poor good