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P.B.T. & P.E.T. (Polyester)
P.V.C. (Polyvinyl Chloride)
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PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

PVC is one of the most versatile synthetic fibres available

It can be used for a wide variety of purposes, including all types of domestic and industrial brush ware.

It is also suitable for the manufacture of low cost paint brushes, artificial Christmas trees and artificial ski slope surfaces.

It is extremely easy to work with, and is available in a huge variety of colours. It can be produced in many diameters from .18mm upwards, and can be crimped in a variety of profiles.

Technical Data for PVC is as follows:

Specific gravity: 1.3 - 1.4 gm per c.c.

Maximum temperature tolerance: 65 ° C

Breaking strain: 18 - 25 kilos per square mm

Water absorption 0.1%

Combustibility - self extinguishing

Sunlight exposure tolerance - fair

It has excellent resistance to the following:


Ammonia Ethylene Glycol
Propylene Glycol Sulphuric Acid (Dilute)
Hydrochloric Acid (Dilute) Citric Acid

Mineral and Vegetable Oils


It has good resistance to:

Ethyl Alcohol

Glycerine Alcohol

Acetic Acid

Lactic Acid

It is not recommended for exposure to: