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Brush Material Technical Data

Brush Bristle Materials

Different applications may need a specific fill material. We can help you choose the best to fit your needs.

SYNTHETIC:


6 Nylon
6.6 Nylon
6.12 Nylon
Polypropylene
Polyester

NATURAL:


Horse Hair
Bore Bristle
Tampico
Palmyra

METAL:


Carbon Steel
300 Series Stainless Steel
400 Series Stainless Steel
Brass
Bronze


General Characteristics of Brush Bristle Material

NOTE: Use this chart as a reference only. For critical applications, we strongly suggest testing for confirmation of effectiveness.

Key : E = Excellent | G = Good | F = Fair | P = Poor

Fill Materials Nylon
6
Nylon
6.6
Nylon
6.12
Poly-
propylene
Poly-
ester
Horse
Hair
Bore
Bristle
Vegetable
Fiber
Abrasion Resistance G G E G E F F P
Flex Life E E E E E F F P
Bend Recovery E E E F E F F P
Resistance to set G G G P G G G F
General Solvent Resistance G G G G G G - E G - E G - E
Flicking Action F G E G E F G G
Retention of Stiffness in Water P F G E E F G P
Prolonged Exposure to Hot Water G G G P G G - E G - E F
Resistance to Sunlight G G G F G E E G
Water Absorption % 10 9 3 0.03 0.33 30 30 25
Maximum Recommended Dry Working Temp C 100-120 100-120 100-120 60-70 120 100 150 40
Maximum Recommended Wet Working Temp C 100-120 100-120 100-120 60-70 120 80 80 100

Chemical Resistance of Brush Material

NOTE: Use this chart as a reference only. For critical applications, we strongly suggest testing for confirmation of effectiveness.

Key: R = Recommended | F = Fair Resistance, generally at lower temperatures | N = Not suitable

Material Nylon
6
Nylon
6.6
Nylon
6.12
Poly-
propylene
Poly-
ester
Bore
Bristle
Vegetable
Fiber
Acetic Acid 10% N N N R F F F
Acetone R R R R R R R
Alcohol, Ethyl, 40% R R - R R R R
Alcohol, Ethyl, 100% R - N R R R R
Alcohol, Methyl, 10% R - - R R R R
Alcohol, Methyl, 100% R - N R R R R
Ammonia, Liquid - R R R N N N
Ammonium Nitrate R R R R R R R
Antifreeze R R R R R R R
Calcium Carbonate - - - R - R R
Carbon Tetrachloride R R R N R R R
Chlorine, Water N N N N - N N
Diesel Fuels R R R R - R R
Ethylene Glycol R R R R R R R
Formaldehyde 40% N N N R - R R
Fuel Oil R R R R - R R
Gasoline R R R F R R R
Hydrochloric Acid 50% N N N F - N N
Hydrofluoric Acid 40% N N N F N N N
Hydrogen Peroxide 30% N N N F R N R
Kerosene R R R F R R R
Lubricating Oil R R R F R R R
Methanol - - N R R R R
Mineral Oils R R R F R R R
Motor Oil R R R F R R R
Nitric Acid 10% N N N R R N N
Nitric Acid 50% N N N N R N N
Phosphoric Acid 20% - F F R - R N
Potassium Bicarbonate - - - R - - -
Silicone Oils R R R R - R R
Sodium Bisulfate N N - - R N N
Sodium Chloride R R R R R R R
Sodium Hydroxide R R R R N N -
Sulfuric Acid 10% - F F R R R R
Trichlorethylene R R N N N N N
Turpentine - F - N R R R
Vinegar - R R R R R N
Zinc Oxide R R R R - R -

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