The Tampico fibre is then collected directly from the “tallador” with our fleet of trucks and delivered to our collection terminal, where it is sorted for length, color and stiffness and packed into large bales for shipment to our processing plant. At our plant, the Tampico fibre does not undergo any structural changes. It is merely processed in a manner so as to assure uniformity of length, stiffness and color. If the customer requires a certain color, we will dye the fibre according to the specifications. Subsequently, it is cut to size and combed on automatic mixing machines specifically built by us. Once thoroughly mixed and cleaned it is hand bundled for the final cut to the size requested by the customer.
TAPERED NYLON PROCESSING
IXTLERA 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. IXTLERA 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. IXTLERA 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.
SPECIAL MIXING AND FORMULATIONS
IXTLERA will work with the brush manufacturer to develop a mixture of fibres that will meet the customer’s specifications for the performance required.
IXTLERA will hold that information as proprietary information for the customer.