Synthetic Fiber Brushes
Carolina Brush offers a variety of different synthetic brush fiber options for our brushes, including Nylon, Polypropylene and Polyester. Synthetic brush fibers as a whole offer a number of advantages over natural fibers, including higher durability, chemical resistance, and excellent bend recovery. Synthetic fibers also have the advantage of a high absorption rate and high wet stiffness that make synthetic fibers a good choice for wet conditions. In addition, synthetic fibers are also antimicrobial and usually more economical than natural fibers, making them a popular choice. It is because of these particular features that synthetic fiber brushes have found use in applications like wet scrubbing, dentistry, cleaning, artwork, painting and forensics.
Fiber Property Comparisons
|Filament||Melting Point (*F)||Tensile Modulus (kpsi)||Tensile Strength (kpsi)||Flicking Action||% Bend Recovery||Relative Abrasion Resistance|
|Filament||Set Resistance||Relative Flex Fatigue Resistance||Water Absorption % Max||Retention of Stiffness in Water||Sunlight & UV Light Resistance||General Solvent Resistance|
The above compares in a general way some of the properties of the synthetic filaments we most commonly use to aid in distinguishing between them when selecting the filament best suited for a particular application.