HETP, Inc. Structured Wire Gauze Packing is comprised of proprietary designed wire mesh corrugated sheets.  These allow thin liquid films to be continuously spread across the tower as liquid flows through the packing. Capillary action and high surface areas result in maximum exposure between liquid and vapor phase, which equates to high mass transfer efficiency, especially at low liquid rates.


Ideal for processing specialty chemicals, isomers, pharmaceuticals, flavors, fragrances and other temperature sensitive materials, the very high efficiency and low pressure drop of this packing are unequaled.

Key Benefits:
  • High number of theoretical stages per foot
  • Low pressure drop per theoretical stage
  • Low hold-up
  • Self wetting surface


  • Low liquid-loading systems
  • For a large number of theoretical stages
  • Vacuum from 1 mbar to atmospheric
  • Raising performance of an existing column
  • For smaller overall column height
  • Batch and continuous columns
  • Materials: All stainless steels, nickel, hastelloy, Inconel, monel and many others.
  • Installed diameters from 2” to 15’ -6”
  • Custom height layers 2” – 6.75”


HETP, Inc. • 1600 Old Angleton Road • Clute, Texas 77531

Ph: 979-265-0949 • Fax: 979-265-7856

Contact: info@hetpinc.com


HETP, Inc. Structured Wire Gauze Packing was developed, tested and is used extensively by the Dow Chemical Company.  It was also sold as INTALOX® Wire Gauze for over 15 years by the Norton Company.  It has been installed in thousands of columns worldwide and over time, has proven to be one of the best performing structured wire gauze packing on the market.

Wire Gauze Packing

Wire Gauze is an industry term for this type of packing, but in fact it is made using a unique woven wire mesh that provides the packing with a superior wettability, resulting in excellent mass transfer, especially at low liquid rates.  


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