G Bopp & Co AG is one of the world’s leading producers of precision woven wire meshes, with branches in Switzerland, Germany, England, Italy, Sweden, USA, Korea and China. These high quality wire cloths are used worldwide as square weave meshes for sieving and sizing, as stainless steel wire cloth for screen printing, as filter media and laminates as well as support meshes for a wide range of applications. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? G BOPP & CO: Fabricated products are utilized in almost all areas of industry, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, glass, ceramics, plastics, mechanical engineering, paper, environmental technology and even space travel. E.E: What’s the news about new products? G BOPP & CO: We have expanded our highly successful Betamesh product portfolio with the addition of a further six specifications in the range 5 to 12 microns. We have renamed this series Betamesh-PLUS, a name which suggests the extended potential for the products. These additional specifications open up significantly greater application potential for our customers, down to the finest particle dimensions. Together with extremely fine pore sizes, Betamesh-PLUS meshes excel in terms of reduced pressure drop during the filtration process. E.E: What are the ranges of products? G BOPP & CO: Our product portfolio incorporates a wide range of filter meshes, including single layer as well as sintered filter media, specialist meshes for screen printing, designer meshes and many more. We also have a comprehensive production department, where we can fabricate our meshes according to individual customer requirements. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? G BOPP & CO: Metal meshes are essentially mature products and viewed objectively are not subject to standard product life cycles. As an example, we have products in our range which have remained unchanged for over 50 years. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? G BOPP & CO: Certain areas of application are demanding ever finer meshes. This is exactly the extremely challenging field in which we operate. The spirit of the time matches our strengths precisely. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? G BOPP & CO: Innovation is integral to our business. We have continuously found ways to optimize our production processes and to increase both quality and efficiency. Using our decades of application experience, our state of the art manufacturing facilities and our total commitment, we are in the best position not just to meet expectations but also to exceed them. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022? G BOPP & CO: The current global situation makes it difficult to assess with accuracy. We remain committed to developing new applications and are convinced in particular that our new Betamesh-PLUS is exactly right product at the right time.