Before selecting a brush type, it helps to understand the different options. There are three main types that differ by manufacturing methods. Each has distinct advantages and disadvantages your business should consider before choosing which is right for your needs.
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Staple set brushes are with one of the most common methods. First, holes are drilled into a plastic or wood block. Wood is not suitable for a food processing or pharmaceutical plant, or for any application where high sanitary levels must be maintained. The blocks come in a variety of shapes. As a result, hand brushes, cylinder brushes, disc brushes, toothbrushes and almost any shape you can imagine can be staple set. Brush filaments are forced into the holes, and securely fastened with a staple to the bottom of the hole.
- Low cost
Virtually any block shape can be staple set. Almost any bristle type can be used.
Epoxy or Resin Set
In exopy or resin set brushes, the bristles are set into the block by using epoxy or a resin. Some brush manufacturers first staple set the bristles into holes, then let resin flow into the holes, thus offering additional bristle security.
Ultra Safe Technology Brushes®
This is the latest method of making sanitary brushes, developed by Vikan, a Denmark company. These are the most sanitary brushes currently available. Ultra Safe Technology® brushes are made by molding the block around a bristle tuft. To learn more view this video.
Easy traceability, perfect for Total Color Coding programs.
• Easier cleaning, drying & inspection
The spacing between bristle units allow for easier cleaning, drying and inspection.
Should you have any additional questions regarding brush types and availability, please contact our office.