Synthetic filaments are used in the manufacture of brushes, brooms and for toothbrushes.
The world of brushes is constantly changing, especially since 2013 when natural bristles have become increasingly difficult to find and prices have risen continuously, especially in long sizes.
Listening to the requests of our customers, we continue to study possible solutions to increasingly improve the characteristics of filaments for brush production. The photo on the side, is the result of our study, a 100% synthetic filament that is mechanically conical, feathered and incorporates the main characteristics of natural bristle.
The study of new filaments for use in paint brushes and beyond is becoming increasingly important.
We can provide you with the solution for high-quality brush production using synthetic filaments and blends with 'natural bristles'.
We can offer:
Cylindrical filaments: normally in PET with the possibility of choosing different colours, and different diameters and also the possibility of creating blends with natural bristles according to customer requirements.
Mechanically conical filaments: the best of conical filaments, free of any chemical treatment during the pinning phase. Filaments that reproduce the taper of the natural bristle, tapering from the base of the filament to the tip and then being pinned by mechanical treatment to make them softer and to be able to use them for delicate paints while avoiding scoring.
Pointed filaments: Filaments that are actually cylindrical and are pointed by a chemical process, the pointing is only done on the tip of the filament and can be more or less deep. This type of filament has a much lower price, is produced either solid or with a micro-hole in it to make it lighter.
The above-mentioned filaments have different sections and can be mixed with each other to achieve even higher performance than natural bristles.
These filaments are used for paintbrushes, toothbrushes, industrial brushes, food processing brushes, street cleaning machine brushes, and hoover brushes.
We also deal with a Japanese-made product that is highly qualified for its softness at the tip, so much so that it can be used for fine cosmetic brushes, and fine art brushes, where the finest natural fine hairs are used.
The standard size is 51mm and the diameters are 0.07; 0.10; 0.15.
Some information on Polyamides:
Nylon 6: Good resistance to abrasion and most chemicals, even at high temperatures. Excellent recovery. Immune to corrosion and resistant to aqueous solutions of salts and alkalis. The most economical of the polyamide yarns, it is used for brushes where no wet work is done such as clothes brushes.
Nylon 66: has lower water absorption and higher elasticity, used for head brushes and very economical hygienic brushes.
Nylon 6.12: specially used for toothbrushes and cosmetic brushes and where a particularly thin diameter below 0.10 mm is required. High flexibility and heat resistance.
Polyester Hollow-section, with an apparent weight 30-40% lighter than other full-section synthetic fibres. Especially used for brooms and brushes
Polypropylene Easy to process, with good chemical resistance, low density, high stiffness, abrasion and heat resistance is available in types N - for normal processing (household brushes, paintbrushes and vacuum cleaner brushes; H - super-stabilised (where high strength and flexibility are required)
For example, toothbrushes is also used:
Nylon 66 transparent white: colour 906
Nylon 66 milk white: colour 901
Nylon 612 transparent white: colour 900
Nylon 612 milk white: colour 901
In some high-quality brushes, Nylon 612 is used, and in medium quality Nylon 66.
In some cases, but nowadays rarely, bleached bristles are also used.
Badger's hair is also required for particularly soft brushes.
For any request, write to us.