2020 Brushware November-December Digital Edition (English)

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Connecting to the Industry As we near the end of 2020, I am excited to wish everyone in the brushware industry happy holidays and to present the 2020 Machinery & Suppliers’ Showcase Edition. It’s been a tough year and it looks like challenges are on the horizon, but at press time, we are seeing improved economic numbers and a rebound for manufacturing across the globe. We’ve taken a slightly different approach to this annual issue by including a stand-alone machinery section with the idea of better showcasing all of the companies in the industry and providing a bit more organization. And with the sudden and extended hiatus for in-person live events, it’s just one way that we’re attempting to help connect buyers and sellers and offer a strong vehicle for all companies to keep their brands front and center to the industry. In addition, we continue in our efforts to broaden the editorial footprint of Brushware and are pleased to address shop safety with a Four Tips for Safety Inspections feature from Troy Clark of MSC Safety Solutions (page 16). We are also excited to again welcome Lisa Anderson as she tackles efficiency and resiliency in her Supply Chain column on page 12. And speaking of resiliency, Meg Cooper’s new Marketing Tactics column provides great insights and offers a blueprint for marketing your business during a pandemic (page 14). I do hope all our readers are staying healthy and, hopefully, seeing a pickup in business. This has been a year with constant change and with that in mind, I want to remind everyone in the industry to connect with Brushware magazine on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and to catch all of the latest industry news as it happens. Even better, I certainly recommend that all readers subscribe to the rapidly growing Brushware Digest enewsletter for weekly rundowns of the top news and early notifications on the release of each digital issue of Brushware. FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/brushwaremag TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BrushwareMag LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/company/brushware-magazine/ BRUSHWARE DIGEST: www.brushwaremag.com/enewsletter/

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brushware Issue #20-06 Brushware – a bi-monthly publication edited for key personnel in the brush, roller, broom, mop and applicator industry. Published continuously through the years, the one publication that is the spokesman for the brush and allied industries: 1898-1923, called Brooms, Brushes & Handles; 1924-1947, called Brooms, Brushes & Mops, 1948-today, called Brushware. PUBLICATION OFFICE Brushware Magazine Goodwin World Media LLC P.O. Box 7093 Overland Park, KS 66207 Tel: 913-636-7231 GENERAL MANAGER Susan Goodwin info.brushware@goodwinworldmedia.com PUBLISHER Dylan Goodwin dylan.goodwin@goodwinworldmedia.com MANAGING EDITOR Julie Jantzer-Ward news.brushware@goodwinworldmedia.com ART DIRECTOR Brandy Ferguson CORRESPONDENTS Bob Lawrence Meg Cooper Katharina Goldbeck-Hörz Mark E. Battersby Phil Perry Lisa Anderson Brushware (ISSN 00072710) (Canadian Sales Agreement Number 0650153) is published bimonthly by Goodwin World Media LLC, P.O. Box 7093, Overland Park, KS 66207 USA. Periodical postage paid at Overland Park, KS 66207 and at additional mailing offices. Printed in the USA. Subscription: $95/year for US, Canada and Mexico. All other countries $210/year. POSTMASTER – Send address changes to Brushware Magazine, P.O. Box 7093, Overland Park, KS 66207. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved. Materials in this publication may not be reproduced in any form without permission. Requests for permission should be addressed to: Brushware Magazine, P.O. Box 7093, Overland Park, KS 66207.

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PelRay’s Bart Pelton looks to sink a putt during the ABMA Golf Scramble Tournament held at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. Teammates R.J. Lindsrom of Zephyr Manufacturing and Michael Naftal of Keystone Plastics are in the background.



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14 Connecting During a Pandemic By Meg Cooper

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16 Can Your Operation Pass a Safety Inspection? By Troy Clark 20 2020 Machinery Showcase 42 2020 Suppliers’ Showcase

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industry NEWS

Blue Monster Launches OXY-Clutch and New Website

The Clean-Fit Products division of The Mill-Rose Company has introduced Blue Monster® OXY-Clutch, a new specially-formulated thread sealant for high-pressure, pure oxygen piping systems. OXYClutch is PTFE enriched, provides superior sealing characteristics, is inert, non-corrosive and non-flammable and contains no VOCs, silicone or hydrocarbons. This unique thread sealant has an effective temperature range from -320°F to 450°F (-196°C to 232°C) at pressures up to 2,600 PSI (180 BAR). Blue Monster® OXY-Clutch is tested for Autoignition Temperature according to the stringent standard of ASTM G-72. “OXY-Clutch is ideally suited for hospitals, gas plants, gas welding equipment and wherever critical oxygen service sealing applications are required,” says John Kirkland, National Sales Manager for Clean-Fit Products. In addition, Blue Monster recently launched a new website designed to provide plumbing, heating and cooling contractors and supply houses with easy access to information on the Blue Monster line of products. Located at www.BlueMonsterProducts.com, the new site features a

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streamlined navigation menu and a more intuitive mobile-friendly architecture for a better user experience. Blue Monster products include professional-grade brushes, abrasives, PTFE sealants and specialty tools available to contractors through P/H/C supply houses. Additional features of the new website include videos demonstrating how to fix problems commonly experienced by P/H/C contractors including: cleaning fittings and tubing for proper soldered connections; applying PTFE thread seal tape to effectively seal metal and plastic threads; using anti-seize tapes and lubricants to prevent seizing, galling and corrosion; plus numerous other applications. “We’re very excited about the new Blue Monster website and convenience it offers contractors and supply houses in accessing video demonstrations and product information,” said Tammy Arcaro, customer service manager of The Mill-Rose Company. For further information on Blue Monster products, visit www.BlueMonsterProducts.com.

ABMA Educational Institute Webinar Series The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has announced the development of a quarterly webinar series from the ABMA Educational Institute. This webinar series is designed to provide timely and important industry education to our membership that will be beneficial deep within the organization. “The series is designed to provide topics that are timely and relevant to today’s broom, brush, mop and roller manufacturers and their suppliers,” says R.J. Lindstrom of Zephyr Mfg. who is the chair of the Vision 2020 Task Force. “After the 2020 ABMA Convention, a task force was set up to study the needs of the association as defined in the survey results taken during the convention. One of the needs of particular interest was finding a way to increase outreach directly to the membership … to get more individuals involved at the organizational level and to deliver important content directly to the organizational level.” Scott Enchelmaier, ABMA President, says, “We conducted a survey to collect timely and relevant topics and are working hard to develop webinar content to deliver specific and valuable education for these presentations. We are excited about the progress we have made, and are delighted to be rolling out this new and important initiative in the fourth quarter of 2020.” The first webinar in the series “Selling Strategies to Enhance Your Virtual Effectiveness” was scheduled to be held on October 13, 2020.

Fast Feed KOPCHACK JOINS ABTEX: Corey Kopchak has joined the Abtex LLC design engineering team. Kopchak brings a wide range of programming, 3D engineering, CNC and Lean Manufacturing skills to the team of creative engineers and other tech professionals at Abtex. Prior to Abtex, Kopchak worked for Precision Castparts Corporation in New York and California. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and now lives in Rochester, N.Y. ZAHORANSKY’s CUBE: With its revolutionary CUBE, a machine for the production of anchor-tufted toothbrushes redesigned from the ground up, ZAHORANSKY clearly highlights its reputation as the leading full-service provider and partner of the brush industry. The CUBE offers scalable production with the utmost flexibility and highest level of quality thanks to a three-part modular construction, consisting of a base unit, supply unit and cover unit. Together with the ZMI retooled 4.0 machine controls, the machine can process both parallel as well as serial production tasks without making any changes to the mechanics. NEW BRUSH GLOSSARY RESOURCE: The ABMA website launched a new glossary and brush lingo web page with common industry terms. The web page is a great introductory resource for new employees and anyone who is interested in new or different technologies. R.J. Lindstrom of Zephyr Manufacturing says, “Not everyone coming into the industry is even going to know the various types of brushes that people make/sell. I’ll be honest, it took me a long time before I figured out what a strip brush was.” Visit the new page at www.abma.org/brushlingo. MICRO-INJECTION MOLD FOR TOOTHBRUSH TIPS: With its Micro-Injection Molding Machine, ZAHORANSKY now offers the ideal addition to the Z.VAMP—the specialist machine for toothbrush production which uses the 3D-TUFTING process. The compact Micro Mold from ZAHORANSKY can be placed directly next to the Z.VAMP in combination with a Micro-Injection Molding Machine, and produce the plastic head plates required for toothbrush production on site.

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HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS - TOOTHBRUSH FILAMENTS The most important component of a toothbrush lies in the bristle. With outstanding industry expertise accumulated over the years, coupled with our proven technologies, DuPont Filaments is dedicated to the oral care brush industry with our nylon solutions under the brand names of DuPont™ Tynex®(nylon 612) and DuPont™ Herox®(nylon 610) . Leading toothbrush brands and manufacturers are able to produce very high quality brushes with a balance of consistent quality, wear performance and unmatched productivities in tufting and end-rounding by using DuPont filaments. As consumer trends in toothbrush are increasingly focused on the six major areas of 1) Visual Attractiveness, 2) Interdental Cleaning, 3) Plaque Removal, 4) Gum Comfort, 5) Gingival Cleaning and 6) Anti-microbial within the filaments, DuPont Filaments has been working closely with the leading global brands in oral care as well as toothbrush manufacturers by fulfilling these needs with our broad range of innovative products in the portfolio BEAUTY DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS - FINE FILAMENTS DuPont™ Natrafil® filaments, a pioneering filament from DuPont’s unique polyester based material, contain proprietary texturizing additives that create a structured surface that mimics animal hair. Natrafil® filaments offer a synthetic alternative to animal hair in premium cosmetic powder brushes with more consistency in the bristle while maintaining the touch-and-feel of premium animal hair. Studies have shown that brushes made with Natrafil® filaments have equal to superior pickup and release performance versus brushes made with animal hair. EFFICIENCY DESERVES THE BEST FILAMENTS – ABRASIVE FILAMENTS Like most industries, steel manufacturers are always looking for

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industry NEWS

Hillbrush Makes Further Injection Molding Investment

Hillbrush, the UK’s largest manufacturer of brushware and hygienic cleaning tools, has invested in a second large-scale injection molding machine at its site at Mere in Wiltshire, U.K. The 1,000-tonne Haitian MARS 2 injection molding machine will enable Hillbrush to venture into new trade molding business, fulfilling larger tooling projects that the company would otherwise have to outsource, such as snow shovels, warning A-frame signs, multi-impression dustpans and buckets. Hillbrush installed its first large scale injection molding machine, which has a pick and place robot mounted to it, in January 2020. As well as brushware and its own large parts, Hillbrush is now also able to manufacture medium to large parts for other companies who require plastic products that are injection molded.

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New ZOLVE Support App ZAHORANSKY’s new ZOLVE App for Android and IOS ensures realtime analytics and troubleshooting via online video and audio streaming for comprehensive technical support. The app is an easy and convenient application based on a sophisticated audio and video communication system for completely web-based support services with no extra software installation required. ZOLVE provides your staff with immediate access to technical assistance and instant expert knowledge of the ZAHORANSKY support service. ZAHORANSKY ZOLVE App at a glance: • Real-time video and audio streaming via ZOLVE App to ZAHORANSKY service expert • Supreme resolution of videos and photos for efficient troubleshooting • Real-time transfer of additional documents • Reports including notes and photos saved as PDF file • No language problem, integrated language program streams translation on display (with 20 languages currently available) • Secure login with PIN authentication • No extra software needed • Easily add additional experts from different locations More information on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/dzbL1gCpqFs

Osborn Parent Company Reorganization In August, Osborn parent company Jason Industries announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York had confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization, clearing the way for Jason to successfully complete its Chapter 11 financial restructuring clearing the way for the company to enter an emergence phase. Upon emergence, Jason would be a private company backed by the strong ownership of its existing senior secured lenders, including Monomoy Capital Partners (“Monomoy”) and Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC, each of whom will appoint representatives to serve on the new board of directors. The plan will reduce company debt by approximately $250 million, ensuring that Jason, and its businesses Osborn and Milsco, will have greater financial flexibility to support ongoing operations and pursue its strategic plan for the benefit of its employees, customers and business partners. As part of the new capital structure and ensuring that the company has sufficient liquidity upon exit from Chapter 11, Jason will enter into a $30 million ABL credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association. According to the plan, the common and preferred stock will be canceled, and holders thereof will not receive any recovery. “We are thankful to our many stakeholders, including our creditors, customers, employees, and vendors for their ongoing support,” says Brian Kobylinski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The confidence our stakeholders maintain in Jason’s long-term value creation opportunities enabled us to reach this milestone in an expedited time frame. We look forward to emerging from restructuring as a financially stronger company, which will enable us to capture the full benefits of the operational improvements, cost reductions and growth initiatives implemented prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic.” Dan Collin, Monomoy Co-CEO and incoming Chairman of Jason’s Board also says, “We’re very pleased with the outcome of the company’s reorganization, and we look forward to working with management to ensure that both Osborn and Milsco have the necessary financial and operational resources to deliver profitable growth for years to come.”

supply CHAIN

Efficiency or Resiliency? By Lisa Anderson

According to a McKinsey survey about COVID-19’s impact on operations and the future supply chain, supply chain leaders believe it will be transformed. For example, close to 75 percent experienced issues in the production, distribution and supplier footprint that will require changes in the future, and a whopping 93 percent of respondents plan to increase resilience across the supply chain. The pre-coronavirus full focus on efficiency is moving over in favor of resilience. Clients and colleagues are seeing the critical importance of creating resiliency and customer responsiveness in their supply chains. Even before COVID-19, executives were interested in increasing customer responsiveness. Amazon has been transforming both B2B and B2C businesses. As customers get used to rapid deliveries, the ability to change orders at the last minute and return products easily becomes the new expectation. However, prior to the pandemic, the ingrained philosophy to reduce costs and increase efficiencies remained dominant, and so customer responsiveness and resiliency was seen as more of a “nice-to-have” so long as there wasn’t a hit to the financials.

Does one have to choose between efficiency and resiliency? Not necessarily. Clients that have pivoted to rethink how to achieve efficiency and resiliency simultaneously will thrive post-COVID-19. In essence, they need to find an appropriate balance between an internal and external focus; a reduction of costs and an increase in agility; an increase in labor efficiency by locating production to lowercost countries; an increase in customer responsiveness by locating production closer to customers; a focus on the monthly profit and loss statement; and a flexibility with working capital reserves. How should the “AND” of efficiency and resiliency be achieved? Start by understanding the customers’ customers and the associated changes in buying behaviors and evolving customer needs. The quicker changes are understood, the quicker they can be incorporated into strategic decisions, the supply chain network and new products and services offerings. Proactively collaborate with customers and suppliers so that demand and supply can be rapidly realigned to improve the customer experience and increase profitability and cash flow. Certainly, to bring these goals to fruition, pay close attention to upgrading talent and technology.


The pandemic has proven that resiliency has become a “must.” The ability to respond and be agile has gained importance. For example, during the pandemic, clients ran out of inventory or critical materials/ components due to disruptions in the supply chain. Having a backup supplier in the same geographic region as the core supplier was of no help. Even if the backup supplier was in another region of the world, lead times were too long to address changing customer requirements. If the backup source of supply was close to the manufacturing operations and consumer demand, companies were most likely still out of luck unless they had consistently ordered supply from the secondary backup supplier, thus gaining priority. The need for resiliency has become clear.

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The most successful executives will focus on creating both efficiency and resiliency. If one thinks of the definition of efficiency as organization plus speed and the definition of resiliency as the speed to recover, “speed” is present in both. Latch on to that commonality and find innovative ways to achieve the win-win of efficiency and resiliency. Lisa Anderson is the founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation that maximizes the customer experience and enables profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth. She recently released “Future-Proofing Manufacturing and The Supply Chain Post COVID-19” as an ebook that can be found at www.lma-consultinggroup.com/future-proofing-post-covid-19/.

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Connecting to Your Customers During a Pandemic By Meg Cooper Marketing during a pandemic is new territory for most of us. Are you having a hard time connecting to your customers? Not sure your messaging is hitting your target market? How do you get new customers? Navigating marketing during a pandemic can feel tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Below I’ve outlined several ways to make sure your company is still getting out a strong, positive message to your customers while staying on brand and reinforcing your mission as a company.

Know your customer As with all messaging in your marketing, knowing your customer is the golden ticket to creating messaging that resonates. So, during the COVID-19 pandemic, what are their pain points? Are they a corporation or an individual consumer? Is it a concern for spreading the virus? Do you sell cleaning products? If so, tell them why your cleaning products can help alleviate some of the everyday stressors. Are you selling home improvement products such as paint and paintbrushes? How can they use your product to turn working from home into a more productive, inspiring place? Are you selling industrial machinery? Maybe your customers can’t keep up with supply and demand so your machine will help make their production line more efficient and help them meet their deadlines in a timely manner. Whatever product you have, think of the solution you’re solving for your customer right now. Not what your customers’ pain points were before the coronavirus pandemic began but what they are now, and address them in a way that brings you closer to them on a human level.

Transparency makes you more approachable As a company, transparency is a great way to create a more loyal following with your customer base. We’re all going through this together, so make sure your customers know what you’re doing as a company to help others sur-thrive as well as what you’re doing for your community. Are you volunteering more time to local nonprofits? Are you donating materials for PPE? You could make a simple video montage thanking those on the frontlines, and even acknowledging the hard work your employees are doing can go a long way in resonating with your customers.

Incentivize your customers with a percentage giveback purchase If you’re able to partake in this financially, this is a great way to really connect with your customers who may be looking for ways to

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support their communities during tough times. Can you give to a charity that will help with remote schooling costs? Can you donate a portion of your proceeds for a certain product to a charity to help provide PPE to frontline workers?

Be available and accessible Are your customers having a hard time getting their questions answered or getting through with customer service? Try using live Q&A functions on your social media to reach those who might be stuck at home. You could also open up online chat support for more reliability and instant access. Be there for your customers during their pain points when they happen immediately as that shows dedication and accessibility when they could just as easily go to their competitors. You want to keep their business, so invest in places where their attention will be and the benefits of connecting with them will go far.

Remember to be real We are all going through this together. Making sure that your messages are human-centric and focused on what your customers are going through (possible layoffs, schooling issues, frontline workers, etc.) can make your messages last longer and go farther in strained times like these. The more honest you can be as a company when it comes to your mission and caring for your community, the more loyal and engaged your customers will be. If you can’t achieve all of these strategies, pick one that resonates most with your current mission and execute it 100 percent. Be amazing at answering your customer service inquiries and problems and lock in those loyal customers. Or, have a giveback purchase that is extremely hard for your customers to say no to because it also benefits your community. Times are tough and making sure your customers know you are adaptable is one sure-fire way to stay in the game and even increase your customer support. Meg Cooper is a digital marketing specialist, founder and CEO of Oh Hello Digital Marketing, a small digital marketing company based out of Durango, Colo. She’s a graduate of Fort Lewis College with broad experience in brand and reputation management, social media marketing, advertising and digital marketing.

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Can Your Operation Pass a Safety Inspection?

4 TIPS TO BE SURE YOU’RE READY The word “inspection” is often associated with stress or fear – especially in manufacturing. Surprise inspections can be frustrating and alarming, particularly if any violations result in fines or a temporary stop in production. You do not need to fear inspections if you are always prepared. But, of course, safety measures are not just necessary for passing inspections and avoiding penalties. It is ultimately about creating a safe space for workers, especially in light of new COVID-19 safety precautions as employees are returning to work. To create a safe environment for everyone, supervisors and managers must pay careful attention to areas that create safety hazards in the workspace. Many safety risks undoubtedly exist in the brushware manufacturing industry related to machinery and other components. Here are some simple steps to take that will ensure your shop is always up to code and safe for all workers.

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1. Address the Common Violations First First, it is important to understand the safety violations that are present in most manufacturing plants. According to OSHA, the most cited compliance issues in the manufacturing industry include: • Machine guarding: failing to inspect machinery and/or install proper machine guard techniques to prevent injuries. • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) system: not following the proper LOTO protocol and failing to label dangerous substances correctly. • Hazard communication: failing to enforce hazard communication standards. • Respiratory protection and personal protective equipment (PPE): not providing adequate respiratory and protection equipment for employees. • Walking and working surfaces: not maintaining cleanliness. Many of these safety violations are closely tied to common injuries or even work fatalities in manufacturing. Therefore, it is important to pay close attention to the areas that are commonly hit with violations, including workplace cleanliness, PPE availability, machine maintenance and hazard signage.

2. Check Safety Training Certifications Another area often overlooked is keeping up with safety training, especially for supervisors and machine operators. In many manufacturing companies, safety training is only offered during orientation and is rarely revisited. However, a study published by the CDC found a direct correlation between the amount of safety training offered at a business and the number of work injuries. Companies that provided more comprehensive training courses, particularly specialized classes for specific machinery or tasks, had fewer injuries and accidents.

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In addition to general health and safety courses, additional training should be offered on subjects like: • First Aid and CPR • Record Keeping • Hazard Communications • Electrical Safety • Material Handling • Hazard Awareness Safety training must be taken seriously, and all concepts should be enforced by supervisors and managers to instill a culture that prioritizes these standards. It is also important that all certification records are kept up-to-date and that safety courses are offered frequently for all employees.

3. Consider Employee Safety Concerns It is critical to consider factors that impact your employee’s day-today life. Take the air quality of the workplace, for instance. Manufacturing can create a lot of dust, debris, vapors and unpleasant odors in the air. Over time, this can be quite taxing on people’s health. There is even evidence that air quality impacts people’s productivity levels. Another safety issue often overlooked in manufacturing is overworking employees. When employees are overworked, they are more prone to making mistakes, which could cause major safety issues. Be sure that employees are given adequate break times and are not overscheduled. And finally, consider other factors that could be impacting employee productivity and health, such as the temperature of the workplace, bathroom cleanliness and water availability.

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Machine Guarding

First, it is key to keep a record of all accidents and safety incidents that occur. These documents are not just important for insurance and legal purposes – they can also shed a light on safety violations or hazards that may not be blatantly clear. Supervisors and managers should be checking incident reports to identify patterns with specific machines, employees or certain situations. This could be a sign of issues that need resolution. Another solution for identifying hidden hazards is to ask for feedback and suggestions from the employees themselves. Oftentimes, managers are completely unaware of less noticeable issues that employees have to deal with regularly. Workers may also have valuable ideas for solutions that can make the workplace safer and even more efficient.


OSHA’s website page on machine guarding notes that moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns or blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries. Any machine part, function or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be eliminated or controlled. Visit the webpage: https://www.osha.gov/machine-guarding


Merely passing safety inspection should not be the main goal for identifying and resolving safety hazards in the workplace. The purpose of fixing these issues should be to protect employees and to support a more efficient workplace. Safety inspections are designed to set specific regulations that manufacturing plants need to abide by to ensure the utmost safety standards. By paying attention to common violations, providing adequate safety training programs and focusing on the work experience for employees, the brushware industry can become far safer and, ultimately, better. Troy Clark is the owner of MSC Safety Solutions, a developer of safety training programs designed to achieve and maintain a wellinformed workforce, from top management to field personnel. He has worked for more than 20 years in the safety industry, specializing in construction and general industry policy development, behavioralbased safety, fall protection and safety management.


Lockout/tagout refers specifically to procedures used to ensure that equipment is shut down and inoperable until maintenance or repair work is completed. It requires that hazardous energy sources be “isolated and rendered inoperative” before work is started on the equipment in question. The isolated power sources are then locked and a tag is placed on the lock identifying the worker who placed it. The worker then holds the key for the lock, ensuring that only he or she can remove the lock and start the machine. This prevents accidental startup of a machine while it is in a hazardous state or while a worker is in direct contact with it. OSHA’s LOTO page: https://www.osha.gov/control-hazardous-energy

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Machinery Showcase Bizzoto Giovanni Automation SRL...............22 Bodam International LTD...........................24 Borghi USA.................................................25 Boucherie Borghi Group.............................26 Carnevali Dino...........................................34 Leistner Drills............................................35

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MGG..........................................................36 Paggin.......................................................37 UNIMAC.....................................................38 Wohler Brush Tech GmbH...........................40 WOMA........................................................42 WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH.................42

Bizzotto Giovanni Automation SRL Via M. Buonarroti, 67 35010 PAVIOLA DI SAN GIORGIO IN BOSCO (PD) - ITALY

Woodworking Machinery Sector:

Tel: +39 049 9451067 Fax: +39 049 9451068 Contact: Marco Bizzotto, General Manager

Handle Machinery Sector: Sanders, chucking machinery (i.e. doming, tapering, tenoning, threading, end boring, cross boring, etc.), painting machinery (lacquering), labeling systems and packing machinery for the production of wooden handles; Complete machinery lines for the production of metal handles, starting from the flat steel or aluminum band coil and including painting lines, machines for assembling various plastic inserts (hanger tips, thread inserts, mop nserts, tapered inserts, etc.), boring, deforming and cutting equipment, as well as labeling systems and machines for packaging with the use of different systems including robotized.

Profiling and shaping machines, boring and tapping machines, sanders for the production of broom and brush blocks, paintbrush handles and similar items.

Industrial Automation Sector: Customized machinery for the preparation, positioning and assembly of particular products and accessories for the cleaning industry (mops, floor scrubbers, detergent dispensers, velvet lint brushes and adhesive lint brushes for clothes cleaning, toothbrush/accessories, etc.), automotive industry and kitchen appliance industry.

Company Philosophy: Understanding customers specific needs and providing state-of-the art solutions

From left to right: Giovanni Bizzotto Jr, Marco Bizzotto, Giovanni Bizzotto Sr, Mauro Bizzotto

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Bodam International Ltd. 903 Cirelli Court Aberdeen, MD 21001 USA Tel. +1-410-272-9797 Fax +1-410-272-0799 E-mail: cp@bodam.com Website: www.bodam.com Contact: Carlos Petzold

Key Products:

UNIMAC POWER BRUSH MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT AND METAL HANDLE PRODUCTION MACHINERY AND MORE: Twisted-Knot Brush, Segment Brush, End Brush and many other Power Brush manufacturing and testing machines, wire bundling and wire crimping technology, all made by Unimac. Also produced by Unimac, they offer metal handle manufacturing machinery such as tube mills, assemblers, telescopic handle production machines, and many specialty assembly machines as well as custom automation equipment. Unimac is part of the Boucherie Borghi Group. For more information, visit: www.unimac.it.

Borghi s.p.a., broom, brush and mop manufacturing equipment: Staple-set brush, Anchor-set brush, Twistedin-wire brush, Strip Brush and Mop manufacturing MACHINERY to produce almost any kind of broom or brush imaginable. Also injection molds for producing your own plastic parts (one component or two component injection). Borghi is part of the Boucherie Borghi Group. For more information, visit: www.borghi.com.

SIMA MONOFILAMENT EXTRUSION LINES AND STRAPPING BAND EXTRUSION LINES: All equipment and know-how to produce broom and brush monofilament made of a variety of polymers, such as: PET, PP, PS, PBT, SAN. Also available are extrusion lines and manufacturing systems for concrete reinforcement fibers. For more information, visit: www.sima-ds.com.

BODAM, Delivering Advanced Machinery to the Broom, Brush and Mop Industry! Bodam has been providing manufacturing solutions to the Broom, Brush & Mop Industry for over 30 years. Founded by Carlos Petzold in 1986, Bodam represents the very best machinery and technology suppliers, representing them for the following countries: USA, Canada, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand.

BOUCHERIE, BRUSH AND BROOM MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT: Staple-set brush, anchor-set brush, twisted-in-wire brush manufacturing machinery, including toothbrush, interdental, cosmetic and many more. High-tech, multi-component injection molds and stapleless and anchor-less brush manufacturing machines. Boucherie is part of the Boucherie Borghi Group. For more information, visit: www.boucherie.com.

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CARNEVALI DINO TRIMMING UNITS: Motorized clipper heads, monofilament hank cutters, steel wire hank cutters, rotary mill trimmer heads and many types of trimming devices for the Brush Industry. Carnevali Dino is especially known for their cutting heads for abrasive monofilaments (grit hanks or grit brushes). For more information, visit: www.carnevalidino.com.

Borghi USA, Inc. 903 Cirelli Court Aberdeen, MD 21001 USA Tel. +1-410-272-9797 Fax +1-410-272-0799 Spare Parts E-mail: USAparts@borghiusa.com Technical Support E-mail: USAtec@borghiusa.com Website: www.borghiusa.com Borghi USA provides technical support and spare parts support for Borghi machinery and Unimac machines, in the USA, Canada and Caribbean. With over 20,000 spare parts in stock in Aberdeen, Md., Borghi USA is able to provide prompt and reliable service. Another service offered is in-house rebuilding of Borghi machinery. Borghi USA supports their customers by being able to provide in-house training as well as on-site technical support and repairs when required, or help with moving Borghi machinery.

Borghi USA also carries a stock of spare parts and provides technical support for Dal Maschio brand broomcorn broom manufacturing machinery. Also, Borghi USA has a huge stock of carbide drill bits (spoon bits, single-point/2 flute bits, spur-point bits) ready for immediate shipment and available in a large variety of sizes. With very competitive prices and a significant inventory, Borghi USA is able to help their customers reduce costs with quality drill bits for all brands of drilling/filling machines.

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The Boucherie Borghi Group brings its technological developments and innovation closer to you, our customers, by better involving you. We listen, understand your needs, and provide solutions for your manufacturing requirements. That is how we bring “INNOVATION CLOSE TO YOU”. In 2020, new technology has been introduced. Here is a small sampling of some of our new developments.

Household brush manufacturing Vertical tufting machines are the best compromise between productivity, ease of use and maintenance and versatility. The SMART V2 PLUS is a double-head machine driven by 5 axes of movement and running in a continuous work-cycle. The SMART V2 PLUS is ideal for the production of flat brushes, brooms and round head toilet brushes, at a reduced investment cost. The STAR R32 (Horizontal tufting machine with 2 filling tools, 2 drills, continuous work-cycle, 5 axes) is the top of the

range for performance and flexibility. The STAR R32 can cover the whole range of products from banisters to 24” long push brooms, from tank brushes to toilet brushes, and at the same time delivers a very high production output at the maximum level in versatility. The SMART V2 PLUS and STAR R32 have been recently redesigned and the new versions will feature improved performance and wider range of options. The machines will run at higher speed, also thanks to the new electronic architecture. The range of filling tools has now a new anchor set filling tool with mobile jaws that will allow greater flare angles of the tufts even with anchor bars. Some operating and maintenance aspects have been simplified: for example, all vertical filling machine models will be equipped with pneumatic lifting system for the fiber stock boxes, and all new machines will include air conditioning for the electrical panel and router for remote assistance. In the reengineering of vertical tufting machines, we have also given particular attention to the safety developing a specific system to improve the safety of the operator.

The STAR R32 2020 has been greatly improved and is offered in a new, highspeed version “FLASH”

The all NEW SMART V2 PLUS for 2020

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The SMART V2 PLUS equipped with double clamping system for higher productivity


THE FLAGSHIP OF THE INDUSTRIAL BRUSH MANUFACTURING MACHINES More time for the machine operator: the automatic fiber feeding system reduces the operator’s

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tasks. All-in-one: the incorporated trimmer allows JUPITER to deliver finished brushes. High efficiency: the e-STROKE filling head ensures ideal and quick set-up for different fiber lengths.



HEPTA-FM 1200 tufts toothbrushes at up to 1200 tufts per minute

HEPTA The HEPTA is a basic, high-speed tufting machine for the production of toothbrushes. The filling tool is a completely new design, different from any other filling tool type, and it is extremely simple with a minimum of parts and adjustment. It requires no lubrication, maintenance is minimized and setup is quick and easy. All movements of the machine are controlled by servomotors. This new HEPTA filling machine has now also been integrated in the HEPTA-FM machine, which features a high-performance handle feeder and a versatile finishing machine all integrated in one automatic production line that will produce up to 35 brushes per minute with a tufting speed of up to 1200 tufts per minute. The HEPTAFM is very compact for its output, and can be equipped with a wide range of automation options. The brand new user interface features a large touch-screen and easy controls with clear messages in the user’s native language as well as helpful graphics. With universal clamping units and clamping fingers used throughout,

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and servomotor controls on all the handling devices, this machine is extremely quick to change-over. For larger quantities, the HEPTA-2-FM machine has been built: two reciprocating filling tools give an output of up to 2400 tufts per minute or up to 4.200 brushes per hour. Even though the machine is of a very compact design, the accessibility was one of the focus points during the design of the layout. Eighteen work stations in the finishing machine will allow a flawless trim- and end-rounding quality. All these machines are equipped with controllers that can be connected to the user’s computer network, and remotely accessed for assistance, saving time and costs.

Flexi Lines For the highest versatility combined with output, the FLEXI machines have been designed as a modular concept, where several modules are connected by means of a pallet-style transport system. Handle

feeders, tufting units and finishing machines can be arranged in any desired sequence along this transport system depending on the product and the output that is required. The HEPTA tufting machines that are integrated will run at up to 1.200 tufts per minute each, and FLEXI lines with up to 5 tufting machines have been built. The modular concept of the FLEXI lines provides many advantages: first, the tufting units can have several axes of movement, such as a CNC-controlled tuft picker-eye opening, CNC-controlled depth movement, CNC-controlled anchor insertion angle, etc. This makes it possible to tuft the most exotic designs. However, the machine remains perfectly accessible and simple to maintain. On top of that, the side-byside placement of tufting units allows for a single fibre loading system to keep the fibre boxes topped up, which means there is a substantial savings – both in investment as well as floor space. Furthermore, the transport system can be shaped in such a way that the layout of the machine can fit available space on the factory floor, and that the throughput of raw materials and finished products is optimal.

Wooden Toothbrush Production For wooden toothbrushes, there are the DR-A drilling machine and the Hepta-DR drill and fill machine. The DR-A is a low-cost solution for toothbrush makers who wish to drill on one machine, and then tuft the brushes on an existing machine. A high productivity is part of the deal with the speed of up to 900 holes per minute. The Hepta-DR will drill and fill the brushes without re-clamping, so that any inaccuracies in the shape of the wooden handles are less important. The same drill head can be integrated into a Hepta-FM toothbrush machine. Of course, product hygiene is kept at the highest level by means of a powerful exhaust system and instant removal of the wood debris that is inevitably generated during the drilling process.

HEPTA-DR drills and fills wooden toothbrushes without re-clamping

Furthermore, PTt enables entirely new toothbrush designs to be made, due to the very narrow space between the tufts and the edge of the head, allowing the possibility to use TPE (rubber) cleaning elements and a wide range of handle materials, including transparent materials. Product quality advantages are convincing. This includes excellent and consistent tuft retention, and no voids in the head. Also, all bristles of the same type are end-rounded in the same condition, so that all bristle tips will later show an identical end-rounding quality, no matter where they are inserted in the brush.

PTt Technology The new anchorless PTt technology provides the new way to produce anchorless toothbrushes, offering extremely important benefits pertaining to manufacturing, design and quality. The new technology simplifies the manufacturing process, allowing the use of conventional standard toothbrush handles with precored holes. This means only the mold and only one handle component to process. There is no welding, no clicking and no assembly. The output can reach up to 32 brushes per minute.

PTt technology allows for very elegant toothbrush designs

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Technical & Industrial Brushes

The highlights of this machine are:


• 3-brush-clamping system for continuous operation.

The all new ARCHIMEDE e-STROKE machine applies the Boucherie Borghi Group e-Stroke technology to the world’s most versatile staple-set/anchor-set drilling and filling machine, making it even more versatile while protecting productivity. The 70 mm stroke setting allows the machine to run up to 270 mm long fiber (unfolded) while reaching speeds of up to 500 RPM and with the 135 mm stroke setting, the machine can run fiber (unfolded) that is 400 mm in length, drilling and filling at speeds reaching up to 400 RPM.

• Quick change-over time, best choice for short runs. • 2-brush-clamping system for larger products. • High efficiency: the e-STROKE filling head ensures the ideal set-up for different fiber lengths. • Fiber stock box (up to 3 colors) for synthetic filament as well as natural, metallic and grit fiber. • H version available for larger hole diameters and heavy duty fibers.

ARCHIMEDE e-STROKE has 2 stroke lengths: 70 mm & 135 mm providing greater flexibility and keeping high-speed production for both stroke lengths.

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into the head plate of the brush, eliminating any issues related to the handling and picking of fine filaments. After tufting, the filaments are melted together, and the head plates can subsequently be assembled with the rest of the brush, or over-molded. The AMR-Facial is available as a manually loaded machine to make the tufted head plates only, or optional automation, including assembly of the brush, it can keep operator labor to a minimum.

AMR-Facial: is a high-speed machine for high output of anchorless face cleaning brushes. GEMINI is yet another new machine from the Boucherie Borghi Group offering e-STROKE technology that provides huge productivity and flexibility advantages.

GEMINI GEMINI is the best value among versatility, productivity and price for the manufacturing of technical and industrial brush blocks. GEMINI can be equipped with double brush clamping system for drilling and filling simultaneously two brushes: in this way the machine can deliver higher output. Alternatively, a single brush holder is also available and allows for manufacturing larger products and minimizing change-over time. GEMINI is equipped with the e-STROKE filling head (H version for larger fiber). The e-STROKE allows to adjust the filling tool stroke, maximizing production speed (RPM) based upon fiber length in the brush.

DMU: efficient, simple, and flexible The DMU-1 machine is aimed at the manufacturers of smaller quantities of high-quality brushes and “fine brushware,� such as hairbrushes and other personal brushes. This machine has a short-stroke filling tool and a high-precision picking system. High quality small brushware of the most various configurations can be manufactured with high efficiency: round, half-round and flat hairbrushes, rubber pads, bath brushes and single or double sided nailbrushes. In its basic configuration, this is the most versatile and practical machine possible for this segment of the market, and some automation is also available for longer runs.

GEMINI is yet another new machine from the Boucherie Borghi Group offering e-STROKE technology that provides huge productivity and flexibility advantages.

Personal Care Brushes AMR-Facial Facial brushes are quickly gaining popularity and are now a substantial part of the personal brush segment market. The AMR-Facial is a high-speed, spool-fed tufting machine for anchorless face cleaning brushes. The spool-fed filling tools, which allow the use of very small diameter filaments, tuft the fine material directly

DMU: high accuracy for high-quality brushes and fine brushware

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IDM With Handle Assembly IDM is a compact, high output machine to produce small twisted-in-wire brushes, such as mascara brushes and interdental brushes. A newly developed handle assembly machine is now available to put the handle automatically on the brush in a positive and reliable way. The HMU machine works with pre-molded handles so that a handle color change is instantaneous, and the same handle can be used with a big variety of brush wire diameters without any changes or adjustments to the machine. Retention of the brush in the handle is consistently high, and output of the machine is up to 90 finished brushes per minute.

HMU assembles up to 90 interdental brushes into their handles

Trimmers SHARP L CURVE The SHARP L CURVE is ideal for finishing high volumes of products and is based on a cam system, allowing different trimming profiles for different shapes of the brooms and brushes. The machine is equipped with 6 clamps and works in a continuous cycle, giving an extraordinary high output of finished brushes. The operator manually loads the brushes, where each passes through 6 workstations: 1 clipper unit, 2 flagging heads, 2 rotary-blade trimmers and 1 beating station. Other tools and configurations are available as options. The SHARP L CURVE is complete with a dust suction unit to remove dust and waste material, keeping the machine clean.

The SHARP L C is ideal for trimming brushes with curved profiles and can also trim flat brushes

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Twisting machines

Mop machines



The U TWIST is the ultimate solution for the production of twisted brushes with loop-end or closed-end. The machine consists of 2 working stations: one station carries out the first twisting while the other one does the final twisting and finishing of the brush. Working simultaneously on 2 brushes at the same time, the 2 stations ensure a tremendous output of finished brushes.

The OCTOPUS PACK is a fully automatic machine for manufacturing mops for the household industry. The machine carries out automatically all the steps for manufacturing a finished and packed mop, feeding the material, assembling the mop and packing the final product. OCTOPUS PACK can process cotton yarns, spunlace and non-woven material spools and use them to assemble mops with plastic sockets and staples, which are fed by vibrating feeders. The mops manufactured by the OCTOPUS PACK offer superior quality thanks to the even distribution of the material, placed in a radial pattern around 360° by a specific mechanical equipment. You can count on the Boucherie Borghi Group’s expertise, experience, and dedication to fulfil your machinery requirements as well as post-sales customer service and support.

The U TWIST can manufacture an extremely wide range of brushes with different materials: synthetic fiber, metal fiber, and natural fibers. Regarding stem wires, the U TWIST can produce brushes with plastic-coated stem wire, galvanized, stainless steel, etc.

With so many innovative product offerings available, now is the time to invest into updating old, outdated equipment for your brush manufacturing needs with cutting-edge technology from the Boucherie Borghi Group. Visit our websites for more information.

Websites: www.boucherieborghigroup.com www.boucherie.com www.borghi.com

The OCTOPUS PACK can produce mops with all kinds of materials

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Carnevali Dino S.A.S. Via Federici, 120 26040 Casalbellotto (CR) ITALY Tel. +39-0375-59527 Fax +39-0375-59650 Contact: Wilma Carnevali E-mail: info@carnevalidino.com


In North America, contact our sales agent:

Carnevali Dino manufactures a variety of Quality Brush Trimming Tools and Equipment for the Broom, Brush and Paintbrush Industry:

Bodam International Ltd. • 903 Cirelli Court

• Rotary Mill trimmers for all types of fibers (including silicone carbide!)

Aberdeen, MD 21001 USA Tel. +1.410.272.9797 • Fax +1.410.272.0799 E-mail: cp@bodam.com • Contact: Mr. Carlos Petzold

• Rotary Drum trimmers

MULTIFILAMENT: Abrasive or Non-Abrasive

• Paint Brush Clipper units

DENTAL CARE: Toothbrush bristle and Cosmetic bristle

• Clippers of all types


• Hank cutters for synthetic or metal fibers

MONOFILAMENT: Advanced Technical Textiles segment and PMC segments / Poylpropylene, Nylon 6, Nylon 66, Nylon 612, Nylon 610, Nylon 12, Polyester-PET & PBT, PPS, HDPE, LDPE

• Custom made knives and blades • Custom made trimming devices

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Leistner Werkzeug GmbH Auerbacher Straße 15 Stützengrün/Erzg. Germany Phone: +49-(0)37462-288 150 Fax: +49-(0)37462-288 159 Website: www.leistner-werkzeugtechnik.de/ Email: info@leistner-gmbh.de Contact: Joerg Pauls


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Paggin P.G. Progettazioni Generali S.r.l. wedges. These machines can be served by robotic equipment for ferrule and filament loading.

Via G. Matteotti 60 I-30035 Mirano (VE) – Italy

The TPB can be combined with the resin dispensing line TPPH, with automatic handle assembling and curing oven, and then proceeding with the cleaning/flirting machine PAT250.

tel. +39 041 430770 fax +39 041 430545 e-mail: info@paggin.it www.paggin.it A complete line of new machines for the production of paint-brushes is manufactured by the company PAGGIN, established 1951 in Venice (Mirano), Italy. The range of head making machines of the TPB series is suitable for assembling straight or angled flat brush heads, sizing from 1/2” up to 5” with up to 3 insertion

A nailing/trimming machine named CAT4 is also available, as well as the packaging machine with shrinkable film CO300. Furthermore PAGGIN has recently renewed his line of mixing and bundling machines with the introduction of new models and solutions for a wide range of materials ranging from short filaments of 1” up to 9” fibers, used in the brush industry.





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Unimac s.r.l. inaugurates their new headquarters

Unimac s.r.l. is pleased to announce that as of the end of August 2020 they official moved into their new location not far from their previous one. Unimac’s new address is: via C. Colombo n. 9, Loc. Cavazzona 41013 Castelfranco Emilia Modena, Italy. The current facility is located in front of the headquarters of Borghi S.p.A. and includes a warehouse of approx. 1500 square meters. Greater visibility for visitors is certainly one of the advantages of the new Unimac headquarters, but more importantly, it improves the logistical and structural aspects of Unimac. The new building is more functional, as the flow of goods and the exchange of information occur in a more efficient and dynamic layout. “The primary objective was to reorganize the offices in order to facilitate the work of all personnel. Workspaces affect and determine working practices as well as relationships, productivity and well-being of those who reside in the facility. The new building offers larger and brighter rooms. The new location will enhance technical assistance and customer service, thanks to an open space utilized by both mechanical and electronic designers which promotes cooperation and idea sharing, improving processes and synergies. These changes are the cornerstone of investing into the continual advancement of Unimac. We are dedicated to making changes that will benefit our technology development, to provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers.”

Davide Ori, General Manager

Unimac s.r.l. takes another step forward in the company’s momentum for growth and is ready to invite you to the new headquarters. Come and visit us, you will be welcomed!

Unimac s.r.l. Via C. Colombo, 9 Loc. Cavazzona 41013 Castelfranco Emilia Modena Italy Telephone +39 059 93 26 64

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MACHINE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF STRIP BRUSHES. Very high production speed thanks to an automatic feeding unit for synthetic fibers.

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It can run natural fibers. Trimming unit included and optional “coiling” unit and/or “bending” unit.


Innovations make it possible Regardless in which sector of the brush industry you are under way, one thing always prevails – the exceptional level of innovation! Whether strip brush, roll brush, power brush or twisted brush – the possibilities are just endless. There is no fear of any challenge in constantly looking for new applications and uses. This driving innovative force has contributed to date in the realisation of visions of progress of entire industrial sectors. The greatest hurdle in the brush industry, as in other industries too, lies in the development of new, innovative products. Growing demands call not only for inventiveness but also expertise, in turning a good idea into a successful product. Many factors have to be considered in making an item of use or a consumable from a prototype brush: Factors such as automated producibility together with the necessary flexibility. This point must be part of product development already at an early stage. In WÖHLER the brush industry has a partner from the outset, who accompanies and supports with over 80 years of expertise in brushmaking. Just how successful such cooperation can prove, can be seen on hand of the latest machine developments realised by WÖHLER together with brush producers.

New Possibilities in Strip Brush Production Progress does not stand still in the case of proven machinery, like the strip brush machine WÖHLER SBM 92. This is what made the latest update of the WÖHLER SBM 92 possible. The new automatic bundle feeding consists of the bundle cutter WÖHLER BC 760 and bundle feeding WÖHLER BUD 300. Simpler, faster and more reliable were the demands on the further development of the bundle feeding. The result was not only further increased process reliability – bundle lengths of up to 250 mm are now also possible. This opens new opportunities in expanding product portfolios and maximising the potential of the strip brush machine.

Expanding Product Portfolios – Opening New Markets To this end WÖHLER has turned strip brush production literally upside down. This is exactly what the newly developed strip brush finishing station WÖHLER FSA 500 makes possible. The hanging processing of the strip brush allows finishing of short fill up to very long, soft fill in considerably higher quality than was ever possible in standard processing of difficult fill materials to date. The finishing station WÖHLER FSA 500 can be readily integrated in an existing production line, or alternatively be operated in stand-alone mode.


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Winding and Trimming of Roll Brushes on a Single Machine Winding of a strip brush into a roll brush directly inline is well proven with the winder WÖHLER WIBO. Now trimming is also possible directly on the WÖHLER WIBO. This has been made possible by the innovative combination of winder and the trimmer WÖHLER FS 930, specially developed for the brush industry. Even contour trimming can be realised.


This possibility saves a great deal of handling costs and makes the production of wound roll brushes even more flexible.

Always the Right Trimming Solution The combination of winder WÖHLER WIBO and trimmer WÖHLER FS 930 have led the way and show how many possibilities can be found in the modular construction system of WÖHLER. This is how the concept of the roll and disk brush trimming machine WÖHLER TU 900 was developed. This trimming machine has a quick ROI and allows trimming of large roll brushes up to 1 m diameter, 5 m long and with a weight up to 1.5 t, as well as disc brushes with a diameter of up to 1 m.

up to fully automatic – in the world of brush trimming machines. There is the right solution for almost every requirement. Here again the modular construction system shows that individual solutions can be developed both quickly and economically.

Process Optimisation is Generally Always Possible An optional change-over magazine, now available as a module for the twist knot brush machine WÖHLER ZVA 320, relieves the operator and ensures an easier process. Optical and acoustic signals help in making daily working life even more efficient.

WÖHLER offers a whole range of trimming machines – from manual and semi-automatic right

WÖHLER TU 200, TU 250, TU 900

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Am langen Streif 8 Bad Salzungen / OT Langenfeld 36433 Germany Phone: +49 3695 858450-0 Fax: +49 3695 858450-9 Website: www.woma-brush.com Email: info@woma-brush.com Contact: Maria Koehler

From Underdog to Trendsetter

With wood copy shapers and CNC retrofits, WOMA is up-to-date Who would have thought ten years ago that natural products would become so popular, that the topic of sustainability finds its way into all conceivable areas and as a result that wooden items are so popular again. Originally started with machines for woodworking, Daniel Koehler, owner of WOMA Wood Machinery and WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH, quickly realized that he couldn’t really land with his woodturning machines. “Turned stair sticks were simply out. In the same way, kitchen utensils or wooden toys were only interesting for a relatively small target group compared to the modern and comparatively inexpensive mass-produced articles made of plastic. But now the tide is turning again: “There is a clear trend towards more wood processing.” You can feel this not only in the construction industry, but also in the household, personal care, decoration and toys sectors. The (beech) wood as a renewable and completely biodegradable raw material meets all the requirements for an ecological, sustainable product and today’s customers are again prepared to spend more money on such a product. But it should also be of high quality and trendy - and must be available in correspondingly large quantities. This is exactly where the newly developed wood copy shapers from WOMAtec come into play. “First we reconditioned old Hempel and Boucherie machines,” Daniel Koehler reports. But these hydraulically or pneumatically controlled machines are now 30 or 40 years old and simply do not achieve the necessary capacity and accuracy even with an overhaul and are also not flexible enough to meet today’s requirements of the market. “So we brought the proven technology up to date and developed the world’s only CNC control for the copy shaping machine with turntable.” Thanks to the CNC control, there are almost no limits to design freedom and models can be changed quickly will. The production of small series can be realized just as efficiently as that of mass-produced items such as wooden toothbrushes. The WOMAtec machine is also perfectly suitable for these filigree articles, as the CNC control guarantees the highest repeat accuracy and precision of the travel paths. The used machines, with which WOMA has been trading internationally for 12 years now, are still in demand.

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“What is more sustainable than a used machine that has been given a second life? You can’t save more resources,” argues Daniel Köhler for his machine retrofit. Depending on customer’s requirements, the machine is dismantled down to the last screw, overhauled and equipped with new pneumatics and electronics. The Beckhoff-based WOMAtec CNC control is operated via a comfortable touch panel, in which user-friendliness and practicality were in the foreground during development. Part of the WOMA concept is also to enable the customer to have long-term spare parts availability through the use of standard parts. “We do overhaul customer’s machines or used machines from our inventory.” WOMA’s warehouse includes around 100 used machines and tools for the woodworking and brush industry. Almost all of the work required for retrofits and new machine construction is carried out in the own workshop, from welding and painting to parts production and switch cabinet construction. “We only give out parts for the purpose of refinement such as powder coating or hardening,” reports the owner. The software development also takes place in-house “which means that we can act extremely flexibly and close to the customer.” In addition to the topic of sustainability, automation in brush production naturally also plays a major role in the inquiries to WOMA. A wide variety of solutions with handling systems but also robot technology have been implemented in recent years. Despite the Corona crisis, Daniel Koehler is optimistic about the future: “We have now found our place in the brush industry and are concentrating ourselves to customer-specific projects that cannot be served by the standard range of the major machine suppliers. Many customers also appreciate our customer proximity and flexibility, which we want to maintain in the company through flat structures and a strong team spirit.”

WOMAtec Maschinenbau GmbH Am langen Streif 8 Bad Salzungen, 36433 Germany

Phone: +49 3695 858450-0 Fax: +49 3695 858450-9 Website: www.WOMAtec.com Email: info@WOMAtec.com Contact: Maria Koehler

2020 Brushware

Supplier & Manufacturer Showcase Arroworthy.................................................43 Brush Fibers..............................................44 Deco Products...........................................44 DKSH.........................................................46 DuPont......................................................48 FM Brush...................................................49 Filkemp.....................................................51 Gordon Brush.............................................50

Gornell Brush.............................................51 Hahl/Perlon...............................................52 MFC LTD....................................................53 Mill-Rose...................................................54 Monahan Filaments...................................55 PelRay.......................................................56 Precision Brush..........................................57 Proveedora Mexicana.................................58

Royal Paint Roller.......................................59 Schaefer Brush..........................................60 St. Nick Brush............................................61 Stainless Steel Products............................62 Young & Swartz..........................................63 Zelazoski Wood Products, Inc....................63


248 WYANDANCH AVE WEST BABYLON, NY 11704 Tel: 888-444-4949 Fax: 631-253-9428 Email: rolandk@arroworthy.com Website: www.arroworthy.com Contact: Roland Kolilias, Vice-President

Company Key Materials, Machines, Products: Brushes, Rollers

New Materials, Machines, Products: Microfiber roller covers, Rembrandt paint brushes

Company Philosophy:

Always use the very best materials to make a quality product.

Future Plans or Goals for Company:

Continue to expand, improve, service and provide the best line of professional tools

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Company Key Materials, Machines, Products:

Brush Fibers, Inc. 202 North Oak Street Arcola, IL 61910 United States

Phone: 217-268-3012 Fax: 217-268-3245 Website: www.brushfibers.com Email: chris@brushfibers.com Contact: Chris Monahan


Distributors and manufacturers of a full range of vegetable fibers, horse hair, hog hair, plastic blocks, wire, and fiber mixtures. Including the following: Tampico, Palmyra, Horse Hair and Horse Hair mixtures, Foam and Solid Plastic Brush Blocks, and Brush Staple Wire.

Deco Products 506 Sanford Street Decorah, Iowa 52101 United States

Phone: 800-327-9751 Fax: 563-382-9845 Website: www.decoprod.com Email: sales@decoprod.com Contact: Dave Magner

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Deco Products uses the highest quality certified alloys. Our production alloys include the entire range of hot chamber zinc alloys (No. 2, No. 3, No.5, No. 7, and ZA8). Let our highly experienced team of engineers guide you in selecting your alloy choice. We can also use proprietary alloys designed by our suppliers which may meet your needs. Deco has 86 die-casting machines, with locking forces ranging from 14 tons to 500 tons, and a 150,000 square foot facility. This allows us to partner with leading companies who are looking for excellent capacity and versatility while maintaining competitive pricing. In addition to casting production, we provide our partners many value-added operations, including machining, powder-coating, an assembly. These attributes, in addition to our exceptional financial stability, put us among the leaders in the zinc die-casting industry.

New Materials, Machines, Products: We are also current on all new alloys such as EZAC and HFHigh Fluidity alloys. Ezac gives you better strength/Impact and HF alloy allows you to cast .020� wall thicknesses.

Company Philosophy: Our commitment to excellence has made us a supplier of precision zinc die-castings to customers all over the world. With about 60 years of experience, we have the ability to design and produce the most challenging components. Deco has been casting tips for mops, brooms and brushes longer and more continuously than any other manufacturer in the industry. The majority of our tips are custom made to the customers design and requirements. Our engineering team works diligently with the customer to provide the best product at the most competitive price. We not only cast tips, but also cast custom designed zinc parts for virtually every fortune 500 company in the USA. We are proud that we manufacture in the United States and employ over 230 people in the scenic Decorah Iowa area.

Future Plans or Goals for Company: Deco Products is privately owned and financially strong. Therefore, our ongoing capital investments and commitment to continuous improvement reflect our longterm perspective and our promising future. As we continue to enhance our processes, we welcome opportunities to create partnerships with companies equally committed to excellence and a long-term perspective of success.

Great Results Start with Great Materials

Us Natu ing ral Since Fibers 1979 Full Service Supplier: Boar Bristle all colors, 44 mm through 133 mm and Bulk (waste) sizes | Ox-Ear Hair | Badger Hair Horse Hair | Goat Hair | Synthetic Paint Brush Filament, Bristle/Synthetic Mixes Vegetable Fibers: Tampico | Palmyra | Coco Fiber | Arenga Plus: Plastic Brush Blocks | Staple Wire

888.833.1097 Shipping within 24 Hours Warehousing

info@brushfibers.com | www.brushfibers.com

DKSH Switzerland LTD. Wiesenstrasse 8 CH-8034 Zurich

Phone: +41 44 3867901 Mobile: +41 79 7854657 Email: Reinhold.hoerz@dksh.com Website: www.dksh.ch/brush Contact Name: Reinhold Hoerz Brush Fibers, Inc. has been partners with DKSH in the sale of Hog Bristle in the North American market since 2012, and during that time the business has grown steadily. DKSH are the most important Bristle traders in the world. They are headquartered in Switzerland, but maintain a dedicated staff in China, who are constantly monitoring the supply situation in the ever changing landscape of Chinese bristle processors. Reinhold Hoerz, the Bristle trading manager for DKSH, visits China regularly. This requires experience, expertise and energy, as China really is no country for old menRegular visits are essential as the much stricter enforcement of Environmental laws in China has led to factory closures and defaults as the cost of compliance can be high and beyond the means of some of the processors.

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The tightening of the “Shadow Banking� system has also led to more difficult credit conditions. The underlying imperative is that frequent visits by a team on the spot is essential, and all our shipments receive a pre-shipment QC inspection. Brush Fibers, Inc. maintains a substantial inventory of Bristle from all origins in a full range of White, Bleached white, Black and grey in all popular lengths. We are always looking at least 6 months ahead to anticipate customer needs, as lead times in China are an ongoing problem. We also offer many of the other animal hairs, such as OxEar, Goat, Horse hair and Horse hair Mixtures. Our plan is to continue to grow the business, and offer the best customer service in the industry. We promise a culture of integrity, reliability and unmatched quality control.

Synthetic filaments brought to you by DKSH Switzerland Ltd. US Distributor: Brush Fibers Arcola Please contact us for further information, specifications and offers: Reinhold Hoerz Senior Sales Manager, Brush Industry Phone +41 44 386 7901 Mobile +41 79 785 4657 reinhold.hoerz@dksh.com www.dksh.ch/brush

Think Asia. Think DKSH.

DuPont Filaments- Americas, LLC Washington Works Plant 8480 DuPont Rd., Building 158 Washington, WV 26161 Tel: 800-635-9695

Company Key Materials, Machines, Products: DuPont Filaments is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of brush manufacturers and others around the world for high-quality, application-tailored polymerbased filaments. Production plants in Asia, the United States and Europe turn out an extensive range of filaments based on nylon 610, nylon 612, and polyester resins. Each global region has locally based technical support and sales service capabilities to serve customers making various kinds of brushes and industrial products.

The company’s filament brands include: DuPont™ Tynex® filaments and Tynex® A abrasive filaments, both based on long-wearing nylon 612 polymer; DuPont™ Herox® filaments made of nylon 610; DuPont™ Orel® tapered filaments, based on polyester; DuPont™ Chinex® modified nylon filaments; and DuPont™ Natrafil® fine nylon filaments.

New Materials, Machines, Products: DuPont Filaments is continuing to innovate with new products for industrial finishing and cleaning. Newly developed Tynex® A filaments with ceramic and Herox® A filaments with diamond grits can sharply improve finishing or polishing efficiency and reduce costs with extended brush life and/or faster production rates. Another recent innovation is proving its value in cleaning glass panels for LCDs (liquid crystal displays) and other delicate items. Asian manufacturers are using brushes made with Tynex® fine filaments for gentle, effective removal of foreign particles from LCD panels without

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damaging their sensitive surfaces. Filaments developed for this application measure only 0.05 to 0.10 mm in diameter and range from 17 to 20 mm in length. Industrial applications outside the brush field are also opening up for DuPont filaments. Want a cosmetic brush combining the touch and feel of natural bristle with the consistency associated with controlled, state-of-the-art production technology? Brushes made DuPont™ Natrafil® filaments do just that, and they are gaining rapid acceptance in applying facial cosmetics such as blush or liquid makeup. DuPont™ Natrafil® patented technology is the result of two unique processes. Texturing creates a soft but structured surface, enabling powder pickup. The tipping process alters the end filament giving it soft feel and optimizes the release performance, enabling pickup and precise deposit of the most difficult powders.

Company Philosophy:

For more than 80 years, DuPont Filaments has proven its ability to supply premium-quality products and first-class service to brush manufacturers around the globe. The ultimate validation of their success comes from customers: their supplier decisions have made DuPont Filaments the global leader in the field. DuPont Filaments is uniquely positioned to deliver locally based technical support, sales service and products from its locally based resources in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Manufacturing plants are located in Wuxi, China; Madurai, India; Landgraaf, Netherlands; and Parkersburg, West Virginia, U.S.A. Each location is third-party-certified as meeting requirements of IS0 9001:2000.


70-02 72nd Place Glendale, New York 11385 phone: 718-821-5939 fax: 718-821-2385 email: info@fmbrush.com website: www.fmbrush.com contact: Jeff Mink, Vice President

Key Products:

FM Brush manufacturers thousands of brushes in our house brands, as well as for private-label and customorder clients.Our main industries include: artist, cosmetic, theatrical, medical, industrial, and craft.


FM Brush holds 19 US and International patents for brush performance and design innovation. FM Brush specializes in the development of the highest quality synthetic fibers. We are leveraging our expertise, along with new technological innovations, to expand and grow our presence.


The FM Brush Company is celebrating its 90th year in business. We are particularly proud of this accomplishment because the company remains under private family ownership. The factory and office headquarters are still located in Glendale, N.Y., where they were established in 1929. Our commitment to American manufacturing is without equal in this industry. We are proud to share our heritage and expertise as we celebrate nine decades of American brushmaking.


Our goal is to continue to make the highest-quality brushes possible.

America’s Premier Artist Brush Manufacturer

Maker of handcrafted quality brushes since 1929 Producer of private label and branded brushes Two custom manufacturing facilities Family owned and operated FM Brush Company, Inc.

70-02 72nd Place . Glendale . New York . 11385 Ph: 718.821.5939 Fax: 718-821-2385 www.fmbrush.com . email: info@fmbrush.com

Proud Member for 70+ Years.

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Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. 3737 Capitol Avenue City of Industry, CA 90601-1732

phone: (323) 450-2748 email: ASchechter@gordonbrush.com website: www.gordonbrush.com contact: Alan Schechter, Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Company Key Materials, Machines, Products: Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc., has a rich history as an American brush manufacturer. Founded in 1951, Gordon Brush® includes two brands whose origin dates to 1855 and 1897.The Company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and a leading manufacturer of specialty, custom and standard brushes for industrial and consumer uses. Gordon Brush® manufactures the very popular FootMate® System, as well as over 17,000 standard and custom brushes at its state-of-the-art 183,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in City of Industry, California. Gordon Brush® stocks over 3,500 different brushes for same day shipment, selling to a variety of industries including medical, electronics, manufacturing, military, aerospace, janitorial, automotive, bakery, restaurant, and pharmaceutical. Gordon Brush’s recently acquired: Spectrum Pait Applicators; Kirschner Brush; J.B. Ward & Sons; StaticFaction; Easy Reach, Inc.; and Spectrum Brush. Gordon Brush® has been featured on the ION Network, Discovery Channel, Bloomberg News, The Real Talk Show, The Today Show, and in the Los Angeles Times. The Company has received numerous awards and accolades including being the recipient of the 2018 Made: In America award. This award was presented to the Company at a ceremony in that was held in the rotunda of the United States Capitol. Gordon Brush is an ardent supporter of organizations promoting American made manufacturing and American made products. In 2016, Gordon Brush® hosted Democratic Congressman and House Whip Steny Hoyer and local Congresswoman, Grace Napolitano. Gordon Brush® served as the “poster child” for the “Make It In America” platform sponsored in Congress by Democratic House Majority Leader Hoyer. Gordon Brush® is a Gold sponsor of the 2019, inaugural Made in America Convention.

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New Materials, Machines, Products: The patents pending Seat SweepR broom is a unique janitorial cleaning tool that allows the user to easily get underneath seats and maneuver down aisles in movie theaters, stadiums, arenas, grocery stores, and other venues. The product comes in 21 different configurations: 2-different trim lengths; 3-different overall lengths; straight or curved; and a choice of either a fixed socket or our unique, patented, Flip-Flop socket.This product is current in use in major movie chains across the country and several major league baseball parks. We have added a Rejuvenating CreamT to our FootMate® System line. This product has the same ingredients as our Rejuvenating Gel™ which comes in every FootMate® box. Specially formulated for feet, The FootMate® System’s unique Rejuvenating Cream™ is a natural antiseptic, moisturizer, and conditioner all in one. The Rejuvenating Cream™ will leave your feet soft and supple. Your Feet Will Love You!...® The product has NO: Parabens, SLS, Petrolatum, Synthetic Fragrances, EDTA, Artificial Colors or Phthalates.

Company Philosophy: Gordon Brush’s philosophy is to improve the quality of your products through excellence in design, functionality, and customer service. Because we are based in the United States, we can offer same-day shipping on over 2,000 standard brushes and quick turnaround on custom or specialty brushes. Whatever your application, our engineering team can design and manufacture a custom brush to do the job or can modify any standard brush to your exact specifications: If a brush exists, we have it... if it doesn’t, we’ll make it. Gordon Brush – Bigger Better Brush Ideas.

Future Plans or Goals for Company: Gordon Brush’s goal is to help its customers improve their productivity and profitability by providing them with high quality brushes which suit their exact requirements. Gordon Brush and its family of companies pride ourselves in being partners to your success. The Company’s continued growth will occur via both acquisition and organic. By investing in plant expansion, state-of-the-art machinery, and marketing services, Gordon Brush aims to be at the forefront of brush technology and the customer experience.

ABRASI VE MONOFI LAMENTS Your custom-made filament: •

Round or flat profiles

Grit sizes from grit 36 up to 3500

0.01” to 0.12” diameters

Cut to 1.73” up to 55.3” or on spools

Level or crimped finishing

In a broad variety of colors

With or without wax coaang

depending on grit type

single or mullple ends

We also provide our experrse and lab resources to help with your individual needs and applicaaons.


Filkemp S.A.

Rua Francisco Lyon de Castro 28 Mem Martins Portugal Phone: +351 21 922 94 10 Website: www.filkemp.com Email: info@filkemp.com Contact: Éva Kerekes

Gornell Brush

2241 N. Knox Avenue Chicago, IL 60639 USA phone: 773-489-2330 fax: 773-489-1102 E-Mail: sales@gornellbrush.com Website: www.gornellbrush.com Gornell Brush manufactures staple-set and wire-drawn brushes using all types of wire, synthetic and natural materials. Gornell Brushes are manufactured from the highest quality materials available on state-of-the-art equipment or experienced and highly skilled craftsmen. We continually strive to improve our products through engineering developments and new and improved manufacturing methods and procedures. Gornell Brush offers a wide selection of standard brushes for industry and maintenance, including specialized brushes for the welding and printing industries. The design and manufacture of customized brushes has been an integral part of our business since the beginning. Using our modern equipment, we have the ability to manufacture almost any brush for special applications. Special services include imprinting, private labeling, and special packaging. CAD/CAM design available. We have engineers on staff ready to assist you. For fast and friendly service contact Gornell Brush.

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Hahl inc./Perlon “The Filament Company” 126 Glassmaster Rd. Lexington, S.C. 29072

Tel: 803-359-0079 Fax: 803-359-0554 Website: www.perlon.com E-mail: terry.hogan@perlon.com Contact: Terry P. Hogan, Sales Director, North America

Company Key Material, Machines, Products: SYNTHETIC BRISTLE: Polypropylene, Nylon 6, Nylon 66, Nylon 612, Nylon 610, Polyester-PBT, PE, Technical fibers > Anti-static Nylon 6, Conductive Nylon 6, HT Nylon, PEEK, PPS, UL94V0 Nylon 6, Metal Detectable Polyester-PBT ABRASIVE BRISTLE: Abrafil 612, Abrafil 610, Hahlbrasif Nylon 6 > with Grit (Silicon Carbide, Aluminum Oxide, Ceramic, Diamond) MULTIFILAMENT: Abrasive or Non-Abrasive DENTAL CARE: Toothbrush bristle and Cosmetic bristle

INNOVATIVE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS MONOFILAMENT: Advanced Technical Textiles segment and PMC segments / Polypropylene, Nylon 6, Nylon 66, Nylon 612, Nylon 610, Nylon 12, Polyester-PET & PBT, PPS, HDPE, LDPE

New Materials, Machines, Products: Hahl Inc is planning to add additional extrusion capacity for non abrasive filament production. New products recently added to our range include BioniFil H (horsehair replacement) and BioniFil P (boar bristle replacement) and Perlon Green Line (100% biobased polymer) for technical brush applications.

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1904 Freight St. Laredo Texas 78041 Toll free 800 TAMPICO (8267426) Phone 956 724 5191 Fax 956 725 8080 www.mfc-usa.com info@mfc-usa.com Contacts: David Kalisz dkalisz@mfc-usa.com Paty Cavazos paty@mfc-usa.com

BROOM HAIR: Cattle hair mixtures PAINT BRUSH FILAMENT PROCESSING: Dyeing, tipping, flagging and Mixing or Tapered filaments SYNTHETIC FIBERS: Nylon, Polystyrene, Polyethelene, Polypropylene, PET CUSTOM MIXTURES: With more mixing machines in one location than any company in the world, MFC will work with the brush manufacturer to develop a mixture that will attain their price, quality and performance aims.

Key Products & Services:


MFC, with roots in the brush making industry that span for over 150 years, is happy to continue to provide the brush manufacturer with consistently high quality fill fibers and fill fiber mixtures including but not limited to the following: TAMPICO: White (natural), Black, Two Color, Three Color, Bleached, Patent (polished), Semi Patent UNIONS: Mixtures of Palmyra and/or Bassine (dyed Palmyra) & Tampico in many combinations PALMYRA: Oiled or Unoiled, Medium Stiff or Prime Stiff PALMYRA STALKS: Fine, Extra Fine, dyed or undyed HORSEHAIR AND HORSEHAIR MIXTURES: Dressed Black, Mixed, Silver Grey, or white horsehair or Processed (Sterilized, combed & mixed) to attain our customers performance and quality needs. The mixtures can be pure hair or mixed with other synthetic fibers(plastics, wire, etc.) and/or natural fibers (Tampico). BRISTLE: boar bristle Processed or unprocessed

MFC ‘s, its staff, processor and suppliers aim is to consistently provide our customer with good service and high quality material at a fair price. We listen to our customer and work with them to provide them on each and every order a product that will run well on their equipment, giving them high throughput, less waste, less rejects and a brush that will meet their specifications.

Goal: MFC ‘s main goal is to continue to work with our customers so that both will have continued success.

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We’ve been setting the standard for quality, performance, and innovation in brush technology for the past 100 years. Mill-Rose brushes are used in virtually every industry around the world, including, but not limited to, aerospace, agriculture, automotive, defense, energy, manufacturing, medical, technology, and telecommunications.


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Mill-Rose is the largest U.S. manufacturer of twisted-wire brushes and the undisputed world market leader for brushes of all uses. Brushes are what we know; big ones, little ones, produced in large or small volumes. We design, engineer, manufacture and deliver brushes in any quantity, catering to customer’s specific needs.


Choose from thousands of “standard” and “not-so-standard” sizes and shapes of brushes that deburr, polish, finish, sort, auger, conduct, dissipate, collect, move and protect materials. Mill-Rose brushes are often used in non-brushing applications to solve engineering, design, and production problems. If you require a special or unique brush, we can design it and make it from any material the job calls for. Mill-Rose has designed more than 100,000 special brushes with unique configurations for unique applications.

...about Clean-Fit Products Strong demand for Mill-Rose brushes by the plumbing, heating and cooling industry led to the formation of Clean-Fit Products, our fast-growing division serving professional contractors, hardware wholesalers and Do-It-Yourself home centers. Clean-Fit Products offers contractors a complete line of brushes, abrasives, PTFE sealants and specialty tools, including our new line of Blue Monster® professional-grade products. Clean-Fit Products has experienced explosive growth with its Blue Monster product line, demonstrating the need for high quality brushes and accessories with a unique and trusted brand name. A Century of Brushmaking Excellence

...about Mill-Rose Laboratories Mill-Rose Laboratories manufactures a complete line of disposable and reusable brushes used throughout the medical industry. We’re the leading source for laboratory and scientific brushes, biopsy and micro brushes, and stainless steel wire forms used in a broad range of applications. Our commitment to cutting edge technology, product quality and customer satisfaction is second to none. 7995 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060

| Toll-free 800.321.3533


Fax: 440.255.5039





Monahan Filaments 215 Egyptian Trail Arcola, IL 61910

Tel: 217-268-4957 Fax: 217-268-4965 Website: www.monahanfilaments.com Email: info@monahanfilaments.com Contact Name & Title: Jon Monahan, President

Company Key Materials, Machines, Products: Located in Arcola, Illinois USA, Monahan Filaments manufactures a wide selection of synthetic filaments for the brush and monofilament industry. Markets served include Oral Care and Cosmetic, Paintbrush, Industrial, Janitorial, Automotive, Construction and Agricultural. A wide range of diameters can be supplied in hanks, cut lengths, and on spools to meet customer requirements. Known as a developer of synthetic thermoplastic filaments to meet demanding end uses, we are ready to assist in meeting your filament needs.

Company Philosophy: Along with our sister company Brush Fibers, Inc. we can provide you with almost every raw material to make a quality brush at competitive pricing and short lead time. We are here to do everything we can to support brushes being Made in the USA!

U.S. manufacturing in America's Heartland!

ask about our

Nylon Stocking Program!

call 888.833.1097


3737 Capitol Avenue • City of Industry, CA 90601 (323) 724-7777 • Fax (323) 724-1111 email: info@gordonbrush.com Web site: http://www.gordonbrush.com

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PelRay International A Division of Brush Fibers, Inc. 4712 Macro San Antonio, TX 78218

Tel: 210-757-4640 Fax: 210-650-8103 Email: info@pelray.com, bart@pelray.com Website: www.pelray.com Skype: ron.cherryholmes; david.mcgee; bart.pelton Contact: Bart Pelton, President | Chris Monahan, CEO Now as a division of Brush Fibers, Inc., PelRay International Company in San Antonio, Texas is poised to even better serve manufacturers of mops, brooms and brushes worldwide. Sourcing supplies from more than 10 countries, the company’s product line includes: • MOP YARN – cotton or rayon/poly blend, colored,

multi-end tubes, single end cones, 4 & 8 ply, string

• HANDLES AND DOWELS – Poplar, Pine, Tauari, and

Metal Handles - PelRay can deliver what you need including finishes, end treatments and colors to match your specifications in lengths from 24” to 72” -- We can now offer FSC handles.

• BROOMCORN – Mexican processed and hand selected

craft broomcorn for artisans

• NATURAL FIBERS – Tampico fiber, Palmyra, Beargrass

(yucca fiber), African Grass

• OEM PRODUCTS that are “made in America” or imported

such as angle broom heads, corn brooms and brushes

• BROOM & MOP SUPPLIES such as sewing twine, gal-

vanized wire, ring ball caps, T-bars and more PelRay specializes in carrying a wide variety of items to cover everything a manufacturer might need. Need your

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brooms boxed? Labeled with your UPC codes? PelRay can do that and more for you. Whatever quantity you need – from full truckload to LTL – PelRay will work to get you a reasonable freight quote to get it there when you need it. PELRAY is your one stop source for supplies and raw materials for mop, broom and brush manufacturers. Our employees regularly visit and conduct quality control inspections at our suppliers’ locations throughout the world to ensure excellent quality materials. PelRay’s sales team of Ron Cherryholmes, Kenneth Pelton, David McGee and Bart Pelton has close to 100 years combined experience in the mop, broom and brush industry. Put that experience working for you to get exceptional quality with competitive pricing and outstanding customer service.

Precision Brush

6700 Parkland Boulevard Solon, Ohio 44139 Contact: Jim Benjamin Phone: 800-252-4747 Fax: 800-252-0834

A World-Class American Manufacturer of Industrial Brushes: Precision Brush has been providing our customers with custom brush products for many years. From our humble beginnings in a two-car garage in downtown Cleveland Ohio, to our state of the art facility in the manufacturing district of Solon, Ohio—we have carefully and skillfully produced custom-designed brushes that have touched nearly every aspect of our society, both public and private. Our highly trained engineers, friendly custom service representatives and dedicated and loyal manufacturing

staff are all committed to providing you with the best tools to help design and create your own custom brush. Over time, some things have changed—there have been advancements with our facilities, our automated equipment and even the bristle materials we use. But one thing hasn’t changed: Our commitment to making you the best custom industrial brushes possible. Each day Precision Brush receives requests for custom brushes. From engineers designing new products or processes to brush users who are looking for custom brushes to help where standard brushes do not work as effectively. We also hear from inventors who require uniquely designed brushes and universities that are experimenting with state-of-the-art brush applications. We have assisted customers in dozens of countries in designing custom brushes and have garnered a reputation throughout the world as a leading manufacturer of custom designed brushes.

High quality custom metal channel brushes s ince 1951.

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Proveedora Mexicana de Monofilamentos, S.A. de C.V. (PMM)

PMM’s materials are mainly used for toothbrushes, interdental and cosmetic brushes and industrial brush applications.

Tel: (52 55) 5763 86 63 Fax: (52 55) 5700 57 69 e-mail: pmm@pmm-mex.com web: www.pmmbrightline.com Contact Persons: Dennise Silva, Sales Manager

Dennise Silva, PMM Sales Manager, explained how the product line has grown and developed, mainly because of the flexibility to adapt to the customer’s specifications. Added to high quality filaments, PMM has a sales policy that enhances its operation. Punctual deliveries and service are key factors to success. PMM’s Sales Account Executives are instructed to provide a 24-hour service guarantee. All customer inquiries will be answered / serviced the same day PMM receive them.

Oriente 217 No. 190 Agrícola Oriental 08500 México, D.F.

PMM is a Mexican company located in the heart of Mexico City that specializes in the production of synthetic-engineered plastic monofilaments. These are made of Nylons (Nylon 6.12, Nylon 6.6, Nylon 6 Plus, and Nylon 6), Polyester PBT, Polyethylene and Polypropylene, and are available in a wide range of calipers, profiles and colors.

Even though PMM was founded in 1976, the company is full of young people who bring new ideas and have made PMM evolve into an innovation and creativity center, with an impeccable sense of quality and an international perspective. A key element in PMM’s corporate culture is the drive for joint achievement, which is the “secret ingredient” which transforms good into outstanding. This is the main reason why, despite an uncertain business scenario, Dennise feels confident about PMM’s future.

PMM Sales Team

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Royal Paint Roller Mfg. Corp. phone: 631-643-8012 • fax: 631-253-9428 email: randyb@linzerproducts.com contact: Randy Boritz, President

cover which is made with a high capacity polyamide fabric and is shed free. It has the capacity to hold and release more paint for interior and exterior application. This year, we also announced the acquisition of Allway Tools by our parent company, Linzer Products. Allway Tools is known in the industry for their innovative product line including scrapers, utility knives, blades and floor scrapers.

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248 Wyandanch Ave West Babylon, NY 11704

We carry a complete line of paintbrushes, roller covers (in all sizes and variety of fabrics, including lambskin, kodel, lambswool, synthetic blends, microfiber and our “lint free”line), painter pads, frames, trays and accessories for the professional and do-it-yourself markets.

New Materials, Machines and Products: For the past several years, we have been featuring our new blue dolphin tape and abrasive products. New to our roller cover line is the europa polymicro roller

We take pride in the reputation we have established over the years for being more than simply a supplier, but rather a business”partner” to our customers. It is our goal to help our customers compete in today’s marketplace. Our customer’s success means our success. We look forward to our continued growth built on this philosophy, and to providing our customers the top quality products, competitive pricing, and excellent service they have come to expect from Royal Paint Roller.

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Schaefer Brush

1101 S Prairie Avenue Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186 United States Contact: Kim Erdmann phone: 800-347-3501 fax: 262-547-3927 Website: www.schaeferbrush.com Schaefer Brush is a leader in the manufacture of twisted in wire brushes. In business since 1905, Schaefer Brush has extensive experience in brush applications, bolstered by engineering expertise. Schaefer Brushes are industrial quality, long-lasting, efficient cleaning tools designed to perform under heavy use by tradesmen, manufacturers, and maintenance professionals. Our in-house design and engineering teams, manufacturing capabilities and extensive inventory makes us the right choice for both your most common and custom brush needs. One of a kind, state of the art equipment technology which delivers precision

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and quality, combined with the talent, knowledge, and dedication of our team, enables Schaefer Brush to deliver the utmost quality brushes. With over 100 years of experience, we have the engineering skills and manufacturing capacity to create custom brushes for any application. We can consult with you on your needs, then design and manufacture the appropriate brush, or we can manufacture based on your design. Special services include imprinting, private labeling, and special packaging. CAD/CAM design is available. We have engineers on staff ready to assist you. For fast and friendly service contact Schaefer Brush.



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Flat Wire Rolling

Stainless Steel Products 561-T Acorn Street, Suite T Deer Park, NY 11729

Tel: 888-767-3040 Fax: 631-243-4064 Email: sales@stainlesswires.com Website: www.stainlesswires.com Contact: Ralph Rosenbaum, President

About Us Since 1995, STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCTS has distinguished itself with a wide variety of applications, gaining experience and capability in round and flat wire usage and production. We pride ourselves on supplying manufacturers of all sizes, including industry leaders and global manufacturers across various industries. We differentiate ourselves with application engineering assistance, attention to detail on all aspects of supply management, and a culture of bringing added value to our customers experience where possible. We custom manufacture materials to demanding specifications. In addition, we stock materials for quick shipments, just-in-time delivery, and/or use a kan-ban inventory system when appropriate. We serve metal consuming manufacturers of all kinds, including: Brushes / Dental Products / Filtration Products / Flexible Metal Hoses / Heating Elements / Jewelry / Medical Products / Reinforcements / Specialty Products /Springs / Staple Products / Wire Braids / Wire Cloth & Mesh /Wire Forms / Wire Inserted Threads / Wire Inserted Yarns

Draw Round Wire Stainless Steel Products has several single and multiple die wire drawing machines. Our in-house capabilities include drawing wire from 0.3125” to as small as 0.0080” in both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. We can draw wire to standard tolerances or tight tolerances, if specified. We can package wire on spools ranging from ¼ lb to over 1,000 lbs in various configurations. Our current coil weight capacity is 250 lbs for larger diameter coils and 60 lbs for smaller diameter wires. Our specialty is making bright wire. Our testing equipment includes laser micrometers, tensile testers, hardness testers, and microscopes with photo capability for surface evaluations.

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Stainless Steel Products has several rolling mills and various spooling or coiling equipment to service all of your packaging requirements. These can be as small as 1/4 lb or as large as 1,000 lb reels. Our in-house capabilities include rolling wire with rounded edges between 0.0060” to as wide as 0.250”. Rolling mill thickness capability is from 0.0043” to 0.250”. Testing facilities include laser micrometers, tensile testers, hardness testers, and microscopes with photo capability for surface evaluations. We also are capable of cleaning flat wire in-house through our new cleaning line, fabricated and installed in 2019.

Material Warehousing

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Stainless Steel Products houses ample quantities of round wire and strip to meet existing customer demands. We can stock round wire in sizes ranging from 0.0010” – 0.375. This can be in hardness ranging from dead soft annealed to spring temper and anything in between. Strip warehousing is for existing blanket orders only at present. We offer stocking services of finished materials for justin-time delivery and blanket orders. When customers have tight on going delivery demands, we use a Kan-Ban system which generates internal replacement orders as we ship processed materials from stock. We can also generate reports on existing open orders and inventory for product planning managers and material buyers. Withforstock deliveries i We also maintain adequate raw materials our further processing. Our processing capabilities include drawing to custom orders in 2-4 w specific sizes and hardness, wire cut to length, straightened, coiled, spooled, crimped, and/or on specialty packaging. We and at friendly service also offer basic wire forming and assembly services.

Industrial Wire Cleaning

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SSP offers wire cleaning services for applications demanding clean, bare wire. This may include medical applications, subsequent coating operations, welding wire and more. Our new line can handle 10 spools simultaneously allowing us to produce clean wire efficiently in small or large quantity volumes.

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We offer custom made solutions to your hard to figure out material needs. Some examples of what we have successfully resolved include small quantities of simply formed parts, extra large holes onBrush spooling Filament Single, requirements, non magnetic wire, above averagedouble fatigueplane, or pin specific strand counts on s resistance, and much more.

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Phone: (716) 852-2171 / (800) 466-7682 Fax: (716) 852-5652 Website: www.youngandswartz.com Email: info@youngandswartz.com Contact: Raphael E. Winzig

Tel: 800-240-0974 Fax: 715-627-2347 Website: www.zwpi.com Contacts: Brett Zelazoski Email: brett@zwpi.com

39 Cherry St. Buffalo, NY 14204 United States

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Company Key Materials, Machines, Products: Brush Backs & Blocks - Wood, Handles - Paint Brush, Wood, Handles - Personal, Wood. Finishing, pad printing, laser engraving and branding available

New Materials, Machines, Products: Provide quality parts, manufactured according to the customer’s specifications, delivered on time, for the best price possible.

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German Manufacturing Sector Shows Strength September PMI Reports Show Several Countries and Regions Above the 50 Percent Line


While Euro Area manufacturing had a strong performance in September with a PMI 53.7 percent reading, German manufacturers led the charge with a 4.2 percent increase over August to hit an IHS Markit/BME reported figure of 56.4 percent. That represented the best expansion in Germany in the sector since July 2018. Additionally, the new order growth figure was among the strongest reported months since 1996. Improved demand across Europe, China and Turkey also saw new export orders reach the highest level for Germany since December 2017. US: ISM® reported a US manufacturing PMI of 55.4 percent for September. That represented a slight decrease from the August reading of 56 percent, but it was still the fourth straight month above the 50 percent line for US manufacturers. “Manufacturing performed well in the month with demand, consumption and inputs registering growth indicative of a normal expansion cycle. While certain industry sectors are experiencing difficulties that will continue in the near term, the manufacturing community as a whole has learned to conduct business effectively and deal with the variables imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Timothy R. Fiore, ISM® Manufacturing Business Survey Committee Chair. EUROZONE: IHS Markit reported a September Eurozone PMI of 53.7 percent for European manufacturers, which was a solid bump up from the 51.7 reading in August. New orders saw their fastest rate of growth since February 2018 based on improving exports. ITALY: IHS Markit also reported a PMI of 53.2 percent in September for Italian manufacturers just up slightly from the August reading of 53.2. For the first time since April 2019, new export orders rose and notably, the labor force increased in September after 15 consecutive months of decreases. CHINA: The Caixin China General Manufacturing PMI dipped slightly to 53.0 in September after registering 53.1 in August. New orders hit their highest level since early 2011 and Chinese business sentiment improved to a three-month high.




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ISM GROWTH SECTORS (14): 8 Paper Products; Wood Products; 6 6 4 4 Food, Beverage and Tobacco 3 3 2 2 Products; Furniture and Related APR-20 MAY-20 JUN-20 JUL-20 AUG-20 SEP-20 Products; Electrical Equipment, JAN-20 FEB-20 MAR-20 GROWTH CONTRACTION Appliances and Components; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; Fabricated Metal Products; Chemical Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Plastics and Rubber Products; Machinery; Textile Mills; Computer and Electronic Products; and Transportation Equipment. 10

ISM CONTRACTION SECTORS (4): Apparel, Leather and Allied Products; Printing and Related Support Activities; Petroleum and Coal Products; and Primary Metals. Source: Institute for Supply Management®, ISM®, PMI®, Report On Business®. For more information, visit the ISM® website at www.ismworld.org.

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“Volume remains lower than one year ago but has steadily improved over the past two periods.” Chemical Products “Business is booming, and the supply chain has been caught off guard. We are working closely with our suppliers to ensure supply and try to control costs. The resin industry, along with plastics, is driving cost increases and scarce availability.” Transportation Equipment “Our business has not begun to recover.” Petroleum and Coal Products “Overall business conditions are improving, but not at the rates we saw them decline.” Fabricated Metal Products “Our customer order intake is increasing significantly for deliveries in the first half of 2021. Outlook is generally positive.” Machinery “Retail sales remain strong, but food service is still down about 15 percent year-over-year. All of our factories are still struggling with manning shifts due to positive COVID-19 cases and/or quarantine because employees came in contact with someone who contracted the virus.” Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products “We are seeing a marked increase in international demand in Q4 compared to Q2 and Q3. Still not at historical levels; however, a positive outlook.” Paper Products “Raw material shortages, especially of hardwood logs, are starting to impact overall supply. Domestic market demand is fragmented but remains sound. Export demand, especially to China, is robust.” Wood Products “Business has continued to be strong, with September following August. October is also shaping up to be a good sales month.” Plastics and Rubber Products













































Source data: Institute for Supply Management®, ISM®, PMI®, Report On Business®.


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55.4 56.0 -0.6 Growing Slower 4 60.2 67.6 -7.4 Growing Slower 4 61.0 63.3 -2.3 Growing Slower 4 49.6 46.4 +3.2 Contracting Slower 14 59.0 58.2 +0.8 Slowing Faster 11 47.1 44.4 +2.7 Contracting Slower 3 37.9 38.1 -0.2 Too Low Faster 48 62.8 59.5 +3.3 Increasing Faster 4 55.2 54.6 +0.6 Growing Faster 3 54.3 53.3 +1.0 Growing Faster 3 54.0 55.6 -1.6 Growing Slower 3 OVERALL ECONOMY Manufacturing Sector

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2020 November 3-6, 2020

Interclean Amsterdam 2020 | (VIRTUAL EVENT)

November 23-24, 2021

National Painting and Decorating Show | Coventry, UK

The National Painting and Decorating Show is the industry’s biggest annual UK event held at Ricoh Arena. If you use, sell, stock or specify P&D products, the exhibition is one you can’t afford to miss.


Established in Amsterdam in 1967, the world-leading Interclean events are organised by RAI Amsterdam. The Interclean brand represents products and solutions that tackle a wide range of challenges within the professional cleaning industry.

December 5-7, 2021

November 16-19, 2020

2021 China (Shanghai) International Brush Industry Exhibition (CIBRUSH) is a professional brush industry exhibition platform covering both brush making and finished brushes. CIBRUSH keeps up with the times, focuses on specialization, market orientation, global perspective, providing the global brush industry with the opportunities to meet, network, do business, share ideas and shape the future of the Chinese brush market.


ISSA Show North America | (VIRTUAL EVENT)

ISSA Show North America has moved to a fully virtual event over the same dates, November 16–19, 2020. ISSA Show North America will remain the primary event to network, learn best practices, and discover new products and solutions for the commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning industry.


2021 March 17-20, 2021

104th ABMA Annual Convention | San Diego, California

The American Brush Manufacturer Association’s 2021 Annual Convention is planned for San Diego, Calif., at the Hotel Del Coronado.

www.abma.org/abma-annual-convention April 23-25, 2021 (NEW DATES)

NAMTA Art Materials World | Chicago, Illinois

2021 will bring Namta members back to Chicago’s Navy Pier for Art Materials World to make friends, connections, sales and deals!

www.namta.org/2021_chicago April 14-16, 2021

India Brush Expo | Mumbai, India

India’s first B2B exhibition for brush making machinery and finished brushes. The first edition of this show will held at the CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Centre in Mumbai.

www.indiabrushexpo.com June 9-10, 2021

ISSA Show Canada 2021 | Toronto, ON, Canada

ISSA Show Canada promises to provide a platform to connect like-minded industry professionals focused on keeping buildings clean, green and operating in a sustainable and energy-efficient fashion.

www.issa.com/events/issa-show-canada August 7-10, 2021

The Inspired Home Show | Chicago, Illinois

ISSA Show Canada promises to provide a platform to connect like-minded industry professionals focused on keeping buildings clean, green and operating in a sustainable and energy-efficient fashion.

www.theinspiredhomeshow.com September 22-25, 2021

62nd FEIBP Annual Congress | Prague, Czechoslovakia

The Annual Congress of the European Brushware Federation is a great opportunity to meet fellow manufacturers, contact suppliers and receive up to date information on the brush industry in Europe.


CIBRUSH 2021 | Shanghai, China


2022 May 4-6, 2022

Interbrush 2020 | Freiburg, Germany

The world’s leading trade fair for machines, materials and accessories for the broom, brush, paint roller and mop industry. The 2016 trade fair drew in 7,500 visitors from 90 countries with more than 200 exhibitors.


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Deco’s quality tips, extensions and adaptions are die cast from certified zinc alloy, one of nature’s most impact resistant metals. Standard ACME or your own custom threading is available in wide range of tapers, shapes and styles.


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