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Anti-Static Brushes

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Anti-static brushes provide manufacturers of electronics and static charge sensitive products the tools for cleaning and manufacturing that do not create static charges. A variety of anti-static brushes have been assembled over the years to meet the variety of needs associated with ESD buildup.

If you know you need custom anti-static brushes, complete the ESD/Cleanroom Brush Design Form and fax it to us. Gordon Brush will get back to you with a quote in 24 hours or less.

Materials for Anti-Static Brushes

Our anti-static brushes are made from low charging materials and natural bristle materials that are near neutral on the triboelectric chart. These anti-static brushes neither give nor take electrons and, therefore, remain essentially electrically neutral. There can, however, be a slight charge created. In extreme voltage sensitive applications, these anti-static brushes should be used only in a liquid environment.

Static charge (electricity) is a fairly simple, but often misunderstood event. Briefly stated, a static charge is generated between materials through friction, pressure or separation of two materials. This process is called the Triboelectric Effect [tribo means rubbing]. A material that inhibits the generation of static charges is classified as antistatic. Antistatic materials used to make brushes include Wood, Hog Bristle, Horse Hair and Goat Hair. These materials can be used in ESD sensitive areas as long as the brush remains in a liquid environment. In a dry environment, only conductive or dissipative materials should be used in ESD safe areas.

Applications for Anti-Static Brushes

Anti static brushes or ESD (Electro Static Discharge) brushes provide manufacturers of electronics and static charge sensitive products the tools for cleaning and manufacturing that do not create static charges. A variety of custom anti-static brushes have been assembled over the years to meet the variety of needs associated with ESD buildup. Gordon Brush offers conductive, static dissipative, anti static or insulative brushes to fit your particular need.

Anti-Static Brush Sizes and Styles

Anti-static brushes come in many styles and sizes, the most common styles resemble a toothbrush, pencil, or acid brush. To stiffen a brush, shorten the trim length or use a larger diameter bristle. To lengthen the life of a brush, use the softest fill material appropriate for the job.

If you know you need custom anti-static brushes, complete the ESD/Cleanroom Brush Design Form and fax it to us. Gordon Brush will get back to you with a quote in 24 hours or less.