Nylon / Synthetic Filament

Common Applications

Material Transfer and Applicating

  • Industrial bakery products, stains and paints, coatings and glues

Leveling, Spreading, and Smoothing

  • Pharmaceuticals, web products

Common Applications


  • Glass, paper, wood, metal, textiles, rubber, plastic


  • Conveyors, printing blankets, forming belts                             
Nylon Bristle Continuum Example

Material Highlights

  • Bristle manufacturing process creates consistent brushes with repeatable performance
  • Filament sizes from 0.004” (0.1mm) to 0.060” (1.5mm) in crimped or level (straight)
  • Also available in a variety of special shapes (square, rectangular, hollow, etc.)
  • Exceptional brush life in part due to:


  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent resistance to failure from fatigue bending
  • Can be used wet or dry with consistent absorption rates and minimal softening
  • Can safely be used in temperatures up to 250°F / 120°C (or higher with specialized material)
  • Nylon is FDA-compliant and readily available in a variety of colors
  • Additives to nylon create a variety of specialty filaments including:
  • Anti-static (AS)
  • Conductive (graphene-infused)
  • Static-dissipative (Thunderon™) 
  • High-heat
  • Metal detectable nylon

Synthetic filaments are most commonly seen in our Fineset™ brushes due to the wide variety of densities, spirals and trims available. When a more aggressive scrubbing action is needed, Tufted™ brushes are used. DBC brushes are used when extreme density is needed.
Constructions are available in a variety of spirals, densities (in bristles per square inch), and bristle trim lengths.

Also see: Abrasive Nylon   Wire   Natural Fibers