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Bristle Type

Advantages

Applications

Palmyra

Medium-heavy bristle

• Natural fiber (made from
   Palmyra Palm)
• Durable
• Good for scrubbing or
   course sweeping
• Water resistant

• General sweeping
• Rough surfaces
• Outside areas

Nylon

Fine-medium bristle

• Synthetic bristles are
   long lasting
• Water, acid and high
   temperature resistant
   (no moisture absorption)
• Very durable bristles

• Foodservice
• Cleaning with chemicals

Polypropylene

Fine-medium bristle

• Synthetic bristles are
   long lasting
• Economical alternative to
   nylon
• Excellent chemical resistance
   to acids
• Resistant to bacteria growth
• High temperature resistance

• Foodservice
• Cleaning with chemicals
• General sweeping

Polystyrene

Very fine, flagged bristle (soft)

• Synthetic bristles
• Good chemical resistance
• Good bristle recovery

• Foodservice
• Vehicle wash

Tampico

Fine bristle (soft)

• Natural fiber
• Great durability
• Water, chemical and
   heat resistant

• General sweeping

Broom Corn

• Natural fiber
• Excellent durability

• General sweeping

Broom Corn/Yucca Mix

• Natural fiber
• Economical
• Durable

• General sweeping
• Rough surfaces
• Outside areas

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

• Synthetic bristles are
   long lasting
• Good for scrubbing
• Good bristle recovery
• Resistant to bacteria growth
• Free rinsing

• Grout lines
• Foodservice
• Restrooms

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