Polystyrol (PS)

Polystyrol (PS) bristles for brushes and brooms

Polystyrol is one of the oldest known synthetic resins, thermoplast material. It is a colourless, glassy, transparent, rigid material, and good insulator. It does not dissolve in water, but soluble in organic solvents. The shock-resistant polystyrol products have good mechanical properties, can be easily coloured and for these characteristics it is a more and more widely used material in brush industry.

Physical and chemical characteristics

  • Density: 1,04 - 1,05 g/m2
  • Tensile strength: 30-50 N/mm2
  • Elongation at break: 1.0 – 5.0 %
  • Melting point: 240 ºC
  • Wear resistance: good
  • Heat resistance: 70-80 ºC

Chemical resistance (on 20°C)

  • Alkalis, strong acids: resistance
  • Weak acids: resistance
  • Alcohols: resistance
  • Organic solvents: solve

Fields of application

Household and body-care brushes, brooms, industrial and technical brushes.

Quality alternatives

Possible bundle length: 35 – 1200 mm

  • normal – oiled
  • straight (level) – crimped (several types of crimping)
  • normal – flaggable – flagged

Profile types



Our standard colours are given in our colour sample collection. In case of significant quantity is demanded, also different colours can be manufactured.

Size range

  • Brush bristles: 0,30 - 0,59 mm
  • Broom threads: 0,60 mm and above


PE foil tube or rolled into PE stretch foil.


Worldwide. In cartons, fixed to pallet; as required.