Carbon steel, also known as plain steel, can be categorized into 3 different categories: low-carbon, medium-carbon and high-carbon steel. Each category of carbon steel has unique elements that indicate the best application. High-carbon steel has a high tensile strength, making it ideal for applications that require a lot of brute force. Alternatively, low-carbon steel’s low tensile strength means it offers more flexibility. WIRE CLOTH MANufacturers is one of the largest domestic manufacturers of carbon steel wire mesh allowing us to meet all of our customers’ wire mesh needs.