Tampico is a natural vegetable fibre derived from the Agave Lechuguilla plant (Ixtle), growing in the dry highlands of northern Mexico.
This natural fibre has exceptional characteristics such as very good elasticity and resistance to chemicals.
Liquids absorption and retention is an other characteristic of this fibre, that can absorb water more than 65% of its weight releasing it while working.
Tampico can be prepared in a wide range of stiffness and colours (the original colour is a natural white), and can also be mixed with other fibres like Palmyra and/or Bassine.
A well known mixture for scrubbing brushes is the so called ‘Union’ composed by natural colour Tampico and Palmyra fibre.
This vegetable fibre mainly grows in Mexico, especially in the areas not far from the town of Toluca (Estado de Mexico).
The fibre is the root of the Zacaton plant (a kind of grass), the colour is a natural yellow that during one of the processing stages is sulphured to get a lighter colour than the original one.
It is a very resistant and elastic fibre, natural crimped and excellent in applications such as scrubbing brushes, in some industrial applications and horse grooming brushes.
Coconut fibre for brushes production mainly comes from Sri Lanka.
Coconut fibre is drawn from coconut husk after removing short fibres and dust by a traditional process .
The coconut fibres are oiled and/or waxed generally during combing processes.
Coconut fibres are normally supplied in hanks that can be cut from 10cm to 23cm according to the end user’s requirements
PALMYRA FIBRE & BASSINE
Palmyra fibre is a natural fibre that derives from treatment of the leaves of the Palmyra Palm and is produced in southern and eastern India.
The best qualities come from the Tuticorin area in the southern part of India.
The fiber is sorted in different grades based on stiffness as follows:
Extra prime stiff.
The natural colour of Palmyra fibre is a dark brown, that can be dyed, and when is black dyed it's usually called Bassine.
The leaves of the same Palm tree from which derives the Palmyra fibre, are the same raw material to get the natural fibre Palmyra Stalks.
Palmyra Stalks is extracted from the strong ribs of the leaf and are sorted by dimensions, such as:
The natural colour of Palmyra stalks is pale green, and can be dyed in several colours (like Piassava imitation) and mixed with Palmyra fibre to obtain a real and unique customized product.
HAIR, BRISTLES AND MIXTURES
Horse tail hair , double drawn , natural white, black and mixed (grey).
High quality Chinese bristles , up to 90% tops , also mixed with synthetic tapered filaments.
Mixtures of PVC ( and/or other synthetic filaments ) with horse tail hair , ox hair and/or vegetable fibres.
Several colours , lengths and percentages.
We're also able to redress pure horse tail hair to requested lengths.
Mainly used in the household and industrial sector.
Mixtures of synthetic filaments with other synthetic filaments and/or with natural bristles.
Mainly used in the paint brushes production.