US Manufacturing Surge for October

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in October, with the overall US economy notching a sixth consecutive month of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

ISM reported a US manufacturing PMI of 59.3 percent, up 3.9 percentage points from the September reading of 55.4 percent and the highest since September 2018 (59.3 percent). The figure indicates expansion in the overall economy for the sixth month in a row after a contraction in April, which ended a period of 131 consecutive months of growth.

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ZAHORANSKY’S New ZPARE Parts Reorder App

The ZAHORANSKY ZPARE app for Android and iOS is an easy, quick and convenient application that gives users the ability to reorder components for ZAHORANSKY machinery and technical equipment. The app is aimed at professionals and allows staff to order necessary components by identification number using the smartphone camera function. The captured photo automatically extracts the correct part number and puts the item in the order cart. If necessary, the user can easily edit the identification number and the amount of cart items.

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Video: Borghi’s GEMINI 2020 Brush Making Machine


Borghi’s GEMINI tufting machine has one filling tool and two drills for the production of cylinder brushes, disc brushes and lag brushes. GEMINI is the best value for versatility, productivity and price for the manufacturing of technical and industrial brush blocks. GEMINI can be equipped with a double brush clamping system for drilling and filling simultaneously two brushes to deliver a higher output. Alternatively, a single brush holder is also available and allows for the manufacturing of larger products while minimizing the change-over time.

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2021 ABMA Convention Will Be Virtual

The American Brush Manufacturers Association has announced the 2021 Annual Convention will be virtual and held March 17-18, 2021. The in-person convention, originally to be held at the Hotel Del Coronado south of San Diego, CA will be moved to March 22-25, 2023. In 2022, the ABMA Convention will be held March 2-5 at the Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.

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New Book: Origin of the Brushmaking Machine

Bart Boucherie Jr. has published a new book on the history and the development of the brushmaking machine during the 19th century. About the Origin of the Brushmaking Machine covers the American and European pioneers in the industry and the machines they developed, their successes and failures.

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Borghi USA Carwash Day

Borghi USA Car Wash

Understandably, 2020 has been a surprising year for everyone. It also presented us with new opportunities, new ventures and most of us coming together. Borghi USA remains committed to supporting our employees and our customers to keep working together moving forward in a positive direction. We believe in working hard and also playing hard.  So, Borghi USA had an outdoor event, only for company personnel and their spouses and partners to have some fun with brushes. Yeeha!

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ZAHORANSKY Z.PARD: Reworked Design Optimizes Production

ZAHORANSKY has redesigned the Z.PARD for better ergonomics in operation and greater efficiency in the production of household and hygiene brushes. The swivel arm with the display is now installed at the top, integrating the feedback of numerous customers. This leaves more space for pallets with filaments and boxes with brush blocks on the floor – perfect for cramped production environments.

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