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ESD & Cleanroom Brushes
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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 anti-static brushes have been assembled over the years to meet the variety of needs associated with ESD buildup.
Our ESD brush line consists of conductive, static dissipative, low charging (anti-static brushes), insulative, and cleanroom brushes. All ESD brushes are designed based on the materials and applications you are working with. Numerous brush characteristics are available depending on the characteristics needed for your specific tasks. Our cleanroom brushes are all heat tolerant and autoclavable. See the information piece on Brushes & Static Electricity to determine which type of brush is best for your application.
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ESD Brush Applications
General applications for anti-static brushes are: Applying, Pushing, Removing, Cleaning, Spreading, or acting as a Barrier.
Specific Uses for ESD Brushes and Cleanroom Brushes Include:
Sizes and Styles
The ESD brushes come in many styles and sizes, the most common styles resemble a toothbrush, pencil, or acid brush. Gordon Brush produces brushes that are conductive, dissipative, anti-static, insulative, and heat tolerant for clean room applications.
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.
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 anti-static. Anti-static 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. You will find these classifications of brushes on the following links.
Standard ESD and Cleanrom Brush Categories
Custom ESD brushes are also available.