HILLBRUSH RESIN-SET DRS® BRUSHWARE
What is Resin-Set DRS®?
Hillbrush are the originators of the Dual Retention System (DRS®), which is proven to be one of the most effective retention technologies, and the most advanced from a manufacturing perspective.
Is it Unique?
The Resin-Set DRS® method is an EU community registered trademark and is a closely guarded process. Other manufacturers have appropriated the resin-set technique, but none have managed to achieve the same results as Hillbrush. Additives can also be added to the epoxy resin, like Anti-microbial technology, which contains Silver-ions which actively inhibit the growth of mould, mildew and bacteria, for unparalleled protection.
RESIN-SET DRS® vs FUSED BRUSHWARE
Strength and Durability
Fusing is an example of an independent retention system, where only one method is relied upon to keep the filaments secure. This renders fused brushware a danger in hygiene-sensitive environments by increasing the potential for filament loss and consequently, foreign object contamination. During tensile testing a Resin-Set DRS® filament consistently tolerated twice the force compared with a fused filament, and invariably the DRS® filaments snapped before the retention system failed.
Cleaning PerformanceModern examples of fused brushware use filament security units as a means of retaining the filaments to the brush back. Unintentionally, this method introduces vast gaps in the face of the brush and cannot achieve an angled spread, making the cleaning of crevices and corners difficult. Brushes with less filling material promise a shorter working life, inferior control of debris and frequent streaking. We consider the full and even coverage of a Resin-Set DRS® (Dual Retention System) brush best placed to achieve quick and effective cleaning results.
When fused to security units, filaments are tightly compacted to compensate for limited capacity. This increases opportunity for bacterial entrapment, as thorough inter-filament cleaning becomes less feasible. Hillbrush Resin-Set DRS® brushes use stainless steel staples to secure the tufts into a recessed brush back, which is then flooded with a food-contact approved epoxy resin. The resin is expertly dissipated between filaments to eliminate bacterial hotspots, and is supported by Biomaster’s renowned Antibacterial Technology additive. Fused brushware has no such defence.
DETECTING BACTERIAL HOTSPOTS IN TUFT CAVITIES WITH UV-SENSITIVE DYE
Imitation Resin-Set. Resin floated on the surface with cavity unpenetrated and vulnerable to bacteria.
Hillbrush Resin-Set DRS®. Antimicrobial resin fully penetrates the cavity and inhibits bacterial growth.
combination of technologies
The active Anti-Microbial ingredient is also used in the production of the Anti-Microbial Hygienic Tools™ range. Giving ultimate protection, these products are manufactured using food grade polypropylene which is infused with the active Silver-ion ingredient from Biomaster, preventing the spread of harmful bacteria, fungi and moulds.
Total MDX Hygienic Tools
During the rigorous cleaning of food manufacturing equipment, it’s possible for part of the cleaning tool to accidentally enter the food product. To combat this challenge, Hillbrush introduced the world’s first range of fully metal and x-ray detectable brushware, Total MDX Hygienic Tools®.