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CUSTOM BRUSH INDUSTRY

Solutions For All Industries

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Our experience is diverse and varied from subsea to automotive, telecommunications to oil and gas. Our innovative brush solutions are used across all industrial sectors worldwide. 

OUR CUSTOMER BASE

Our core, loyal customer base is testament to the work we do, the team we have and the product we supply. Our model to partner with customers establishes trust and value in our service.

Food & Beverage

Brush solutions are integral to all types of automated food and beverage production from baking to bottling, cleaning to canning – an industry well supported by brush innovations. Producing fresh produce that is clean and consistent, labels that are applied straight and square, many thousands times over on high-speed production lines, is often down to the use of a custom Cottam brush.

  • Label Application
  • Fruit & Veg Cleaning
  • Conveyor Management
  • Bakery – Flour Dusting 
  • Hygienic – Autoclavable Brushes 
  • Cask Cleaning
  • Keg Cleaning

Ministry of Defence

Brushes are used, both on and off the field. Super high MOD standards ensure vehicles, machinery and uniforms are maintained and kept in immaculate condition. Daily cleaning of military equipment from boots to brassware, medals to machine guns – the MOD look after their kit!  

 We currently add value in the following applications…  

  • Gun Barrel Cleaning 
  • Boot Brush / Polishing 
  • Part Cleaning Brushes 
  • Specialist Painting Brushes (Airplanes & Tanks) 
  • Ejector Seat Cleaning Brushes   
  • Gun cleaning 
  • Grenade launcher cleaning 
  • Applying finishes & livery to vehicles 

Ground Maintenance

Custom brush solutions help maintain natural or artificial grounds from sports arenas to hardstanding’s of parks, paths, and patios – keeping areas clear, clean, and maintaining the highest level of safety for maximum user satisfaction. Our extensive knowledge of Ground Care Brushes ensures that you get the right brush for the application or machine.  

We currently add value in the following applications… 

  • Clean and maintain artificial turf  
  • Clay court cleaning 
  • Golf Tee Mats 
  • Boot Cleaning  
  • Golf Ball Cleaning  
  • Kerb Cleaning 
  • Clearing of hardstandings, paths, and patios 
  • Grit spreading 
  • Weedkiller application 

Oil & Gas

The mass worldwide network of oil, and natural gas pipelines need regular inspection and maintenance. Brushes attached to Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG’s) are propelled through the pipeline to electronically inspect for cracks and fractures or clean internal debris build-up, sometimes both.   

We currently add value in the following applications…  

  • Pipeline Inspection Brushes 
  • Pipeline Cleaning Brushes 
  • Quatroflex – Our own flexible brush product used for cleaning 
  • De-coking Brushes  
  • Well Cleaning 
  • Dope Brushes 

Aerospace

​The high-technology Aerospace industry produces aircraft, guided missiles, space vehicles, aircraft engines, propulsion units, and other related parts and components. Aerospace is a highly demanding industry when it comes to surface finishing performance requirements.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Swarf Removal
  • Finishing Touch-up / Detail Brushes
  •  Abrasive cleaning brushes
  • Dusting
  • Application and Double Ended Application
  • Static Discharge
  • Ejector Seat Cleaning Brush Kit

Subsea

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) remove the danger to life when working in hazardous or inaccessible underwater environments. The ROV’s ability to operate sophisticated attachments has led us to develop machine specific brush attachments for this industry.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Removing debris from undersea oil and gas pipelines
  • Clearing crustaceans from structures
  • Marine growth removal
  • General Sweeping Brushes
  • Cleaning Boat Hulls & Submarines

Water Treatment & Waterways

Water treatment brushes are typically used to clean and maintain waterways and used to promote and support the natural environment around our waterways here in the UK and overseas. From the cleaning of water treatment facilities, encouraging migrating eels to cross manmade structures, to creating underwater reefs supporting marine ecosystems and providing save fish breeding grounds – what a brush solution can do still surprises us!

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Tank / Weir / Trench & Bridge Cleaning Brushes
  • Inlet Screening
  • Water Treatment Facilities – Brush Filters
  • Eel Passes / Eel boards / Eel brushes
  • Eco reefs
  • Fish breeding environments

Agriculture

Custom brushes are used widely within the agriculture sector from sowing seeds and harvesting crops, to processing and packing produce. Here at Cottam, our custom brush solutions ensure efficient production, minimal waste, and maximum produce quality across many agricultural tasks.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Seed Spreaders
  • Cow Scratching Brushes
  • Fertiliser Application Brushes
  • Lag Brushes – Yard Cleaning
  • Weed Killer Application

Telecommunication

Ensuring cable ducts are clear (debris-free) before running telecom, data, and signalling cables is vital on any installation. We developed a range of Cottam Duct Brushes & Mandrels with a UK leading telecommunications provider for doing this exact job! In addition to duct cleaning, we have also built brush solutions for cable entry points to help protect cables and prevent ingress.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Duct Mandrel
  • Duct Brush / Ducting Brush (cylindrical, spherical, and tapered)
  • Pipe proving – Cleaning debris from pipes before cable installation
  • Fibre optic cable and telephone line installation

Engineering

Engineers use our custom brush solutions in all manner of applications and across all industry sectors, proving the effectiveness of brush applications to aid productivity. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – the pressure to keep businesses, machines, and tools operational with minimal downtime is extremely high. Many of our deployed solutions aid efficiencies, the lifespan of products and machines, and protect users.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Die Pocket Brushes – pharmaceutical machine cleaning brushes
  • Aeroplane Engine parts cleaning
  • Welding – abrasive cleaning
  • Rotary Deburring brushes – for smoothing off sharp edges on metal
  • Water Engineering – screening and bridge/weir brushes
  • Strip brushes for conveyers

Automotive

Still one of the most popular modes of transport across the world. From the daily commute in cars and buses to collecting crops in farm machinery, automotive vehicles come in all shapes and sizes. Our brush solutions can be found on automotive production lines, in various automotive vehicles, in repair shops, and as specialist attachments to vehicles.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  •  Production lines
  •  Component part management
  • Tyre assembly
  • Alloy wheel refurbishment
  • Adhesive / Underseal Application
  • Specialist attachments

Printing

Cottam custom brushes help service and maintain the commercial printing industry. We offer solutions designed from scratch to perform specific tasks, OEM like-for-like brushes, and brush repairs that help increase printing productivity and saves time and money in maintenance.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Ball Brush – Extraction Tube Toner
  • Pad Brushes
  • Dusting Brushes
  • Plate protector brushes
  • Feeder wheel stop brushes
  • Clean up brushes

Breweries

From labelling to cleaning, brushes are used throughout the brewery trade. Our custom brushes help clean the outside of beer kegs and barrels in automated washers, apply labels and graphics, and help prepare a hygienic connection between keg and line using specialist tools like the Keg Brush.

We currently add value in the following applications…

  • Keg Brushes
  • Cask Cleaning
  • Keg Cleaning
  • Labelling
  • Coke Gun

Manufacturing

Our brush solutions deployed in manufacturing situations have help improve efficiencies, quality, and safety. The variety of manufacturing process and endless list of possible applications demonstrates how versatile our brush solutions are. We have produced brushes that prepare, sort, clean, finish, and protect.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Die Pocket Brushes (Pharmaceutical manufacturing)
  • Swarf removal
  • Production lines
  • Parts handling
  • Machine

Cleaning

Arguably one of the biggest roles for a brush! The task of cleaning is so vast and varied, and our brush solutions are too. From cleaning urban streets to factory and warehouse floors, we’ve worked on so many!

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Replacement municipal sweepers
  • Machine attachments
  • Forklift brush attachments
  • Waste management
  • Machine maintenance
  • Efflorescence removal

Environmental

Brush solutions contribute to safer and cleaner environments by helping to maintain the environment we live in, recycle our waste, and assist in generating the ‘green’ power we need to become more sustainable. From sweeping public spaces, filtering and cleaning our wastewater treatment facilities to providing safe passage for migrating eels at hydroelectric sites – brushes play a part in creating in a more sustainable world.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Eel Pass / Eel boards / Eel brushes
  • Waste management
  • Sweeping & Cleaning
  • Water Treatment (Weir /Bridge cleaning and screening)
  • Eco reefs
  • Fish breeding environments
  • Biodegradable

Refurbishment

We can restore or refurbish almost any brush, and this can be a more sustainable and eco-friendly option to buying new. Rather than disposing of a brush why not have it restored to its former glory, with some new bristle – especially if the stock is still in good condition.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Flour Mills
  • Oil & Gas – Inspection & Cleaning Brushes
  • Waste Management
  • Shellfish Cleaning

Production

Brush solutions are integral to all types of production from baking to bottling, cleaning to canning – an industry well supported by brush innovations. Producing fresh produce that is clean and consistent, labels that are applied straight and square, many thousands times over on high-speed production lines, is often down to the use of a custom Cottam brush.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Label Application
  • Fruit & Veg Cleaning
  • Conveyor Management
  • Bakery – Flour Dusting
  • Hygienic – Autoclavable Brushes
  • Cask Cleaning
  • Keg Cleaning

Green Energy

Whether it is in the rivers providing safe passage for migrating fish around hydroelectric sites, clearing and preventing debris build-up in the cabling installation for wind turbines, or clearing away the muck to allow for the sun’s rays to penetrate solar panels, our custom brushes help care for the environment. They provide safe spaces for green energy to be captured, transported and distributed.

We currently add value in the following applications:

  • Seals – Strip Brushes
  • Cleaning & Painting Windmills
  • Solar Panel Cleaning
  • Wind Turbine – protecting rotary shafts
  • Pipe ducting (onshore and offshore wind farms)

...and Many More!

Our custom brush product and solutions portfolio is vast and varied. Do get in touch if you would like to learn more – what’s listed here is only a small snippet of the projects we are actively involved in!

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