TAPERED FILAMENT PROCESSING
MFC prides itself in offering the highest quality in tapered nylon processing, including tipping, flagging, dyeing, and mixing.
Natural bristle, like hair, is conical. In order to get a similar fine point with a tapered synthetic filament, the filament must be “tipped” or ground. Our processor has the ability to do a very deep tip and a very high percentage of tipped filaments per bundle.
Natural bristle and other natural hairs split as they age. This splitting or “flagging” in a paintbrush filament allows the brush to pick up more paint, cover more space and lay the paint down more smoothly. Our processor has the experience and ability to flag tapered synthetic filament to the paint brush manufacturers’ specifications.
Dyeing of Natural Tapered Nylon usually helps the painter identify the paint brush made of synthetic tapered filament as a professional brush. This is true because the dyeing process not only adds cost to the processing and makes a more expensive paint brush but because the dyeing process conditions the synthetic filament which makes it better for use in a paint brush. It is said that the dyeing process further conditions the Nylon filaments.
SPECIAL MIXING AND FORMULATIONS
MFC will work with the brush manufacturer to develop a mixture of fibers that will meet the customer’s specifications for the performance required.
MFC will hold that information as proprietary information for the customer.