Abrasive Filament

Common Applications

Sanding and Deburring Applications

  • Raw wood
  • Reclaimed wood cleaning
  • Stain and sealer scuffing
  • Textiles
  • Plastic parts scuffing
  • Tube end
  • Edges on metals, plastics and veneers
  • Circuit board prep
  • Surface adhesion prep

Finishing applications

  • Graining of primary metals (aluminum, steel, copper, etc.)
  • Surface prep for paint adhesion
  • Metal strip rolling mills (cleaning)
  • Cleaning of copper, brass and other primary metals
Nylon Bristle Continuum Example


  • Grit Is infused throughout the bristle, not coated like sandpaper
  • Individual bristles better follow contours and detailed profiles while preventing dust loading
  • Can be used in wet or dry environments
  • Nylon base gives brush good resistance to chemicals and to bending fatigue failure
  • Typical abrasive nylon bristle is approximately 70% nylon and 30% abrasive by weight
  • Bristle diameter and stiffness increase as more aggressive grits are used
  • Bristles more prone to fracture as grit size is increased due to the cross-sectional ratio change
  • Not suitable for certain non-continuous profiles with extremely deep changes in profile

Abrasives are available in Silicon Carbide, Aluminum Oxide and Ceramic. Grits available include 500, 320, 240, 180, 120, 80, 60 and 46 grit. Abrasive nylon brushes can be wound using our Fineset™, and Double Band Channel (DBC) winding technologies.

Abrasive nylon brushes are most commonly wound with our Fineset™ technology due to the wide range of densities and variety of spiral patterns possible. DBC winding technology is most commonly used for applications needing maximum density and the most aggressive nylon grits.

Brush constructions are available in a variety of spirals, densities (in bristles per square inch), and bristle trim lengths.

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