Static dissipative brushes which are made with a special Static Dissipative Nylon (Statigo9 or SD Nylon). Static Dissipative Nylon/Statigo9 are type 6.12 Nylons that have a static dissipative additive that is mixed into the Nylon pellets prior to extrusion. This means that there is no coating that can flake or peel since the additive is actually part of the Nylon's resin matrix. SD Nylon is available in most any stiffness, which is determined by strand diameter. SD Nylon/Statigo9 will dissipate a static charge on an electronically charged surface in a slow controlled manner, typically desired in the electronics industry.
The surface resistivity of Static Dissipative Nylon/Statigo9 is109 to 1011 Ohms/cm. It is non-sparking and is an excellent choice for delicate circuit board cleaning applications where shorts or EOS (Electronic Over Stress) events must be avoided.
When properly grounded, static dissipative Nylon brushes or ESD safe brushes can remove the static charge that makes dust and particles cling to work surfaces. Static Dissipative Nylon also has excellent abrasion resistance, excellent bend recovery, and excellent chemical resistance. It does not break easily and has a strong anti-bacterial performance.
Ten categories of static dissipative nylon brushes are available. These are: applicator; bowl; duster; end; floor broom and handle; instrument cleaning; toothbrush-style; vacuum; and vat brushes. Other selectable parameters include,
The Dissipative Brushes are made with static dissipative plastic or conductive (metal) handles since a path to ground, typically through the operator, is required for proper dissipation. If your application is not sensitive to EOS (Electronic Over Stress) events or possible sparking, a conductive brush may be more effective in bringing the surfaces charges to neutral.