If your specific application requires a brush that stays clean, we recommend using a white or natural filament so you can easily see when cleaning is needed. Either of these filaments will more easily show dirt, ink, or contaminant buildup than black filament can in most cases.
Whether in a food application, a print application, or another situation where brush cleanliness is required, these brushes empower operators to easily assess the state of a given brush. White and natural filaments make it easier to detect contaminants, and they’re easier to clean as well.
But what’s the difference between natural and white filament? Why might you select one over the other?
Natural Filament – Not to be confused with natural animal-hair brushes, these brush filaments are typically nylon, polypropylene, or synthetic resin absent of any color. Often times, natural filaments appear white. Other times, they appear clear or transparent. Sometimes they appear to be almost yellowish. Final coloration depends on the processing and the raw material used in filament creation.
Color can vary from order to order, or sometimes even within the same order depending on the selection of raw materials available. These brushes are used much more often than white filament brushes, such as in industrial applications where a pure white is not essential.
White Filament – If you specifically need your brushes to be white, Precision Brush can order filament with white pigment added to build to your specifications. For example, you may need a white brush to match a particular element in its final-use housing, like consumer products that require a bright white to match a piece of plastic in the product.
Learn more about brush filament color by watching our video: Brush Filament Colors.
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