Insulative brushes have a surface resistivity of 1012 - 1016 Ohms/cm and are an inexpensive water resistant alternative to Anti-Static Brushes. They are best used in an environment where static is not critical to the task at hand or where the brush is submerged in liquid when in use.
Note: Gordon Brush® recommends that conductive handles (those made of metal) should not be used with any insulative brush. Metal handles are conductive and may not be the best choice for some applications. The customer needs to consider both bristle and handle materials for each application.
What makes a brush insulative?
In the industrial brush world, insulative materials prevent an electrical charge from moving through a surface or through their structure. This can be extremely important in many types of job applications and industries. Furthermore, charges placed in one spot on an insulative object will stay in that particular location to prevent any unwanted transfer. In other words, if a charged insulator is grounded, charges will not move to ground. This act is precisely where the term “insulation” comes from. Gordon Brush® uses goat hair; Hog bristle; horsehair; Nylon; PEEK, or polypropylene fill material and handles made of acetal; aluminum; plastic; or stainless steel to manufacture insulative brushes.
Since these types of insulative brushes do not allow charge movement, they can also accumulate massive amounts of charge at the same time. As a result, stored energy can gradually become neutralized through recombination with free ions. In applications where static isn’t critical, our insulative brushes are ideal for your specific application. Our line of insulative brushes include types like insulative applicator brushes, insulative instrument cleaning brushes, insulative toothbrush style brushes, and insulative vacuum brushes.
Gordon Brush® has a full line of brushes in stock; including insulative brushes. If you can't find the perfect insulative brush, don’t fret. Our team of brush experts can create a unique, one-of-a-kind, custom insulative brush for you! You can select the fill and handle material you’d like and specify specific dimensions too. There are no limits to what you can create here with our custom brush factory.
Contact our customer service team to place your custom brush order today: 323-724-7777 or [email protected].
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