Swabs

Swabs

Techspray manufacturers high-quality swabs and applicators to serve a wide variety of cleaning and maintenance needs. We use specialized materials to ensure that our cotton swabs and foam swabs are durable and generate minimal particles during use. 

The most common solvent for all types of cleaning is isopropyl alcohol (IPA), which is generally compatible with all types of swab materials. Sometimes a more aggressive solvent, like acetone or toluene, is required to remove stubborn contaminant like excess adhesive, stains, coatings, baked-on fluxes, and some biological materials. Solvent compatibility can be an important factor when selecting the best swab for your application.

Cotton swabs -  Cotton bud swabs are most economical choice for high volume usage. Cotton bud swabs are very compatible with even the most aggressive cleaning solvents -- from mild IPA all the way to aggressive acetone. Cotton can have a tendency to snag on contacts (i.e. thru-hole leads) and leave particulates behind. 

Foam swabs -  Foam swabs are ideal for more precision cleaning where linting needs to be avoided. The tight cell structure of the polyurethan foam is less likely to snag compared to cotton, and it is still highly absorbent.


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Cotton Swab

Economical, high absorbency cotton swab. Tightly wrapped, pre­cleaned cotton ensures the least amount of extractable contaminants.

Double-Tip Pointed Cotton Stick

High-precision pointed cotton swab - Tightly wrapped, pre­cleaned cotton ensures the least amount of extractable contaminants. Pointed tip and rigid head provide precision, but aggressive cleaning.

Super-Tip Foam Swab

Large 1/2" wide rigid foam head 2306 swab is Techspray's most popular foam swab. Good for general purpose coating and cleaning.

Absorb-Tip Foam Swab

Foam swab wrapped over cotton swab for excellent absorbency while minimizing contamination. Tips are affixed by heat seal to prevent tip loss, even while saturated with solvent. Ideal for precision cleaning where linting needs to be avoided.

Foam Tip Swab

Foam swab with small 1/4" wide rigid foam head 2303 swab has a rigid head for aggressive scrubbing.

Micro Foam Swab

Foam swab with high-precision flexible 1/8" wide foam head 2311 tips has a small, high-precision head that is flexible for a softer touch made from Reticulated polyurethane foam

Mini-Tip Foam Swab

Foam swab with mini 3/16" wide flexible foam head 2307 swab had a flexible paddle tip, for a softer touch. This Minit tip foam swab is affixed by heat seal to prevent tip loss, even while saturated with solvent.

Foam Arrow Tip Swab

Foam swab with pointy high-precision flexible pointed foam head

Fiber Optic Swab

High-precision foam swabs for cleaning fiber optic connectors. Foam tipped swabs are an economic choice over wrapped swabs. Tips are heat bonded, so no contaminating glues have been used. Foam swabs are ideal for removing transmission disrupting contaminants in bulkhead connectors.