Natural fibres are obtained from the agave plant that is located in the highlands of Mexico. Primarily fibres from Mexico are processed for the production of brushes, and they bear the name of “Tampico fibre”.
The properties of this natural product is what makes it so unique. It is very resistant to alkalis, acids and also against heat. The fibres are highly elastic and can absorb water. These properties are used in the household and cleaning sectors. But this material is also in great demand in the industrial sector. In particular when polishing stainless steel, a range of surfaces from matt to very glossy can be achieved.
Additives such as polishing compounds are required for this. As a result of the good absorption of moisture, the paste is anchored to the individual fibres and this leads to the optimal transportation of the paste to make a homogeneous formation on the corresponding surface.
Temperatures of up to 200°C may result, which do not damage these fibres. However, you should not operate it at these high temperatures for a long period of time, as this temperature could cause temper colours on stainless steel.
The Mexican fibre impresses with its high level of flexibility and good absorption of water, as well as its resistance against alkalis and acids.
The treatment result depends very strongly on 2 additional factors. The machine and the polishing compounds used.
With the machine, the option to finely adjust the process parameters is of primary importance. For the paste, the viscosity, the homogeneity and the grain size of the abrasive components are of primary importance. Line formation and shine in a very wide range of forms can be achieved as a result.
Punched tools: Cup brushes, roller brushes or circular brushes