Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you make nets out of other fibers besides nylon?
A: Our standard fiber is nylon, but we can also manufacture netting out of polyester, spectra or Kevlar on special order.

Q: Which is better twine, twisted or braided?
A: The breaking strength is very similar between the two, but braided twine has better resistance to abrasion, since it is smoother.

Q: What is the smallest and largest mesh sizes you can manufacture?
A: We have the capability to manufacture nest with mesh size from 1 ½” (3/4” square) to 72” (36” square).

Q: Do you make mosquito nets?
A: No.

Q: What is the difference between knotted nets and knotless nets?
A: In knotted nets, the entire twine is looped around the adjoining twine to make a knot, thus giving it superior mesh strength. A knotless net is made with only some of the fibers crossing over together to make the mesh. A knotless net it is a weaker net.

Q: Are all nets diamond meshed?
A: All net looms make nets only in diamond shape. A net can be made to have square meshes (like a tennis or volleyball net) by cutting and sewing together pieces of the diamond mesh net. This is an option Koring Bros offers for an additional charge.

Q: Are your nets treated for ultraviolet protection?
A: Nylon has excellent UV resistant properties, however nets that are dyed and bonded offer additional UV properties.

Q: How long should my net last?
A: The life of the net depends entirely on how it is used, and the gauge of twine from which it is made. The greatest cause of net deterioration is abrasion and ripping. Therefore a net may have some areas that are deteriorated, while other section may be like new. Under normal conditions, a net should last from three to ten years, depending on use.

Q: Can I order netting in any color?
A: Our standard colors are black, blue, green and brown, but we can dye nets almost any color, for a small up charge.

Q: Is there a minimum quantity for net orders?
A: Yes, the minimum quantity of netting we can sell is ten pounds. We have a large inventory and may have what you need. If you want us to manufacture a custom size, the minimum quantity is 350 lbs.

Q: Do your nets stretch or shrink when exposed to the atmosphere, or water?
A: Yes, all nylon stretches before it breaks. It may stretch 20% before it ruptures. The shrinkage in the net is almost negligible, since they are preshrunk at the factory.

Q: How can I view the status of my order?
A: Go to the Customer Service, Account Information page. This page lists all your orders. Click the date of the order whose status you wish to view.