The Brush-Off: Which ESD Brush Is Best for You?

by Michelle R. on January 8, 2014

With a range of sizes, styles and material types, we’ve got an ESD brush suited for virtually any application. Commonly used in solder removal, dusting, board prep, ESD wiping, general cleaning and more, there are six main types of anti-static brushes.

Conductive – Used to reduce static charge to 0V in environments where rapid discharge is not harmful to the application. For example, brushes used inside copy machines are generally conductive.

Dissipative –Used wherever high current flow is damaging to the application, dissipative brushes are excellent for removal of static charge that results in the adhesion of particles to an object.

Low Charging – Ideal for environments where the creation of a minor charge is non-threatening. Low charging brushes do NOT remove an existing charge.

Insulative – This inexpensive alternative to conventional anti-static brushes is best for environments where static protection is non-critical. Brushes immersed in liquid offer additional ESD protection.

Cleanroom – Durable and non-shedding, these brushes are designed to withstand sterilization in cleanroom environments while eliminating static charge.

Thunderon– This special fiber is one of the softest synthetics available. Thunderon conductive fiber offers far greater control of static and superior overall performance.

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