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Brushes Corp. provides custom engineered brushes for virtually any application that utilizes a twisted-in wire brush.  Utilizing our 45-years of manufacturing experience and expertise, we can develop a brush that meets all your specified criteria at a very competitive price. 
 

Constructing the exact brush for your application!

Stem Options
 

The first step in designing a brush that will provide superior performance is to select a stem design, material, length, and diameter.  Does you brush require flexibility, stiffness, abrasion, chemical or corrosion resistance?  We can recommend the correct stem material for your application.

Stem Design Standard Materials

SINGLE SPIRAL

Your choice of fill bristles are twisted between two (2) stem wires.

 


 

SINGLE SPIRAL - DOUBLE STEM

Your choice of fill bristles are twisted between four (4) stem wires.

 

 

DOUBLE SPIRAL DOUBLE STEM

Two (2) layers of your choice of fill bristles are twisted between four (4) stem wires.

Carbon Steel

Coated Steel

Galvanized Steel

Stainless Steel

 

Custom Materials

 

Our sister company, Malin Co., can provide any type wire, from the routine to the exotic.

 

They can also provide wire and fills that meet military and government specifications.

 

End Options & Handle Design

Plastic encapsulation, tapered trim, turned tuft end, looped end, handles, and adaptors.

Wire Gauges

Gauge #

Dia. in mm

Dia. in inches

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
23
24
25
26
28
30
32
33
34
35
36
38
43
47

4.88

4.50

4.11

3.77

3.43

3.06

2.68

2.32

2.03

1.83

1.59

1.37

1.21

1.04

.89
.66
.58
.51
.46
.41
.36
.33
.30
.26
.24
.23
.20
.15
.13

.1920
.1770

.1620

.1483

.1350

.1205

.1055

.0915

.0800

.0720

.0625

.0540

.0475

.0410

.035
.026
.023
.020
.018
.016
.014
.0128
.0118
.0104
.0095
.009
.008
.006
.005

Fitting Chart
 

O.D. Fitting Size (Actual) Typical for Refridgeration Fittings

I.D. Fitting Size (Nominal)

Typical for Plumbing Fittings

1/4"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/4"
7/8"
1"
1-1/8"
1-3/8"
1-5/8"
2-1/8"
2-5/8

1/8"
1/4"
3/8"
1/2"
5/8"
3/4"
7/8"
1"
1-1/4"
1-1/2"
2"
2-1/2"

Bristle / Fill Options

 

As with the stem materials and design, our recommendation for fill materials will be based upon your application requirements - flexibility, stiffness, abrasion, chemical or corrosion resistance. 

Standard Bristle Materials

 

 

Carbon Steel
Non-Ferrous
Stainless Steel
Synthetic Fibers
Animal Fibers
Vegetable Fibers
 

Custom Fills

 

Our sister company, Malin Co., can provide any type wire, from the routine to the exotic in a variety of diameters and shapes.

 

They can also provide wire and fills that meet military and government specifications.

 

 

Non-Ferrous Wire

Aluminum, copper, phosphor bronze brass, nickel, silver.

 

Brass Wire 
Rust-proof and spark resistant, brass provides gentle brushing action.

 

Phosphor Bronze Wire
Similar to brass with better shape retention.

 

Carbon Steel Wire

Typically used in applications where abrasion is required in dry environments. High carbon is utilized for deep cutting where aggressive abrasion is required.

 

Stainless Steel Wire
Rust-proof and strong and ideal for applications that involve stainless steel or aluminum.  Will not leave ferrous deposits.

 

Oil Tempered Wire (Flat Wire)
Flat wire is the most aggressive brushing material available.
 

 

Crimped or Straight?

 

A crimped, or wavy, bristle extends the life of the brush and is ideal for abrasive cleaning.

 

Straight bristles are softer and more flexible.
 

Natural  & Animal Fibers

Generally used in washing, light deburring and polishing applications.
 

Bassine
Dark brown bassine is

 an excellent material for heavy-duty scrub brushes.

 

Union Fiber
A blend of tampico and palmyra fibers at an economical cost. Used in medium scrubbing.

 

Patent
A selected grade of polished tampico, patent is slightly stiffer and more durable.

Palmyra
Palmyra is a medium coarse fiber.

 

Palmyra Stalks
Palmyra stalks are very coarse, stiff, low cost fibers.

 

Tampico
Tampico is an off-white fiber that holds liquids well, is gentle to polished surfaces, and resistant to high temperatures.

Bristle
Natural bristle will retain enormous amounts of water and ideal for wet applications.

 

Horsehair
Horsehair brushes are resilient and long lasting, ideal for polished surfaces and can be blended with a variety of other materials.

 

Cotton

Synthetic Fibers

Typically used for applications in corrosive environments with acids and alkalis.

 

Nylon 
Tough and long wearing,  Nylon discourages bacterial growth and resists most acids. Excellent for industrial and food service applications.

 

Palpro
Resists acids, alkalis and organic solvents.

Polyethylene
Excellent for washing,  polishing, and soft wiping  of delicate surfaces.

Polyester
Ideal for acidic environments and outdoors. Does not absorb moisture and slightly stiffer than nylon.

 

Polypropylene
Resists abrasion and most acids and solvents. Does not absorb moisture. Can be extruded in a variety of shapes.  Note: not UV stable.

 

Poly Bass

A large diameter polypropylene.

Tampro 
These heavy-duty durable  bristles that are chemical, bacterial and mildew resistant.

 

 

 

Lead Times
Due to the current business climate, our lead-times vary based on material availability. Please contact customer service at 216-267-8084 for in-stock availability or lead-time on this product.

 
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