The world of vaping is an array of possibilities. It’s very simple, by starting your adventure with an electronic cigarette in hand, you are sure to benefit from a wide choice of vape possibilities. 

This is certainly what makes the specificity of the vape and part of its success with vapers, in addition to its ability to quickly put an end to their tobacco consumption. Among the plurality of products offered to vapers, there are several types of coils. Mesh resistance is one of them. But who is she? We are here to provide you with all the answers to your questions about this specific product.  

What is Mesh?

The mesh definition is simple. It is a mesh fabric which corresponds to the weaving of metallic threads. This weaving of metal wires can be made of different materials: kanthal, SS (or stainless steel), or even Ni80 (an alloy of nickel and chromium). We are in 2018 when this new type of material appears in the world of vaping to manufacture resistors. The particularity of Mesh is to be extremely thin.    

Remember, a resistor is the heating element of the electronic cigarette made up of fibre, wood pulp or organic cotton wick. Subjected to an electric current, it heats up and vaporizes the e-liquid with which the fibre is soaked. The resistance is therefore essential to the operation of the electronic cigarette and its construction has evolved.  

The beginnings of the electronic cigarette saw the arrival of silica fibre to be able to constitute the resistances. In the form of strands, the silica fibre did not allow to have the desired rendering in terms of vaping and it turned mainly to experienced vapers. Very quickly then appeared the 

Genesis atomizer. The latter used the Mesh as a simple material to transport the e-liquid, like cotton. Unlike silica fibre, Mesh offered better capillarity and longer life. But used in this way, the Mesh had the annoying habit of frequently creating hot spots.

Its use in the vape today

The world of electronic cigarettes is constantly evolving. New materials are regularly appearing to always guarantee a real quality of vape. Mesh is one of them. Nowadays, this material is used in another way. Its goal? Be used as a larger heating surface for resistance.      

Some manufacturers then began to take an interest in this type of product to manufacture the resistors for their kits. First of all, we can count Vandy Vape as one of the first brands to make 

Mesh is its favourite material to constitute the majority of its coils. Then, Smok or Vaporesso will also use the Mesh to manufacture their resistors. Today, we find Mesh in ready-made resistors but also in new reconstructable atomizers which are perfectly adapted to be equipped with it. But then, what justifies the increasingly important appearance of Mesh in the landscape of the vape?     

The advantages of Mesh

By using Mesh to make a resistor, the heating surface becomes larger and flatter than with silica fibre. To produce so much vapour, a mesh resistance necessarily needs sufficiently high power.   

In addition, Mesh resistors are extremely reactive. Thus, they tolerate overheating much more, while offering a delicate and constant rendering of flavours. In addition to that, they offer a much longer lifespan. 

In short, the Mesh coils are ideal for lovers of large vapour productions, while opting for a soft and pleasant vape. Promoting the production of steam, rather than the restitution of aromas, here are the keywords of this type of resistance.  

The Disadvantages of Mesh

However, such a heating surface requires a very high supply of air. Using an atomizer with an adjustable airflow system is therefore recommended. Mesh coils are primarily reserved for aerial vaping. You are more oriented towards the vape in MTL, the coils in Mesh will not suit you. Mesh coils offer a new sensation for vapers.  

Moreover, to use resistance in Mesh, it is necessary to use cotton of superior quality. It must also be in constant contact with the cotton to function properly.  

Finally, if the Mesh offers a heating surface and a longer lifespan, it remains a  fragile material which can deform quickly on a rebuildable atomizer, especially when it is necessary to change the cotton.