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Hillbrush improves on its CSER

Published 14th September, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Hillbrush improves on its CSER

As part of its corporate social and environmental responsibilities (CSER) Hillbrush, manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools, has replaced the coco fibre used in several of its traditional brushes with a new fibre material made from recycled plastic bottles.

The new polyester PET monofilament, sourced from Beira in Sri Lanka, is made from bottles, many of which are washed up on the beach, which are separated from their polypropylene caps, then the plastic cut up into small granules. Much of these plastic granules go for extrusion for premium brand trainer production, while the rest is extruded into brush monofilaments.

As well as the environmental benefits, Hillbrush claims that the wear properties of the PET monofilament are better than its coco counterpart, not only making it more durable, but retaining its brush sweeping characteristics too.

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