Hillbrush Centenary Celebration Continues With New Warehouse

Andy Coward, Philip Coward, Andrew Murrison MP, Charlie Coward (L to R)

Hillbrush, the U.K.’s largest manufacturer of brushes and specialist cleaning tools has rounded off a year of centenary celebrations with the official opening of a new warehouse and planting of a commemorative tree at Wiltshire headquarters. The new environmentally friendly “Centenary Warehouse” was declared officially open by Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison, MP for Southwest Wiltshire, at a special reception held on Friday, November 18, 2022, for Hillbrush customers and suppliers. The celebratory event offered a hog roast, tours of the brush manufacturing facility and a chance to network with colleagues in the brush making industry.

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FEIBP Congress 2022: Sustainability

Andrew Griffiths, Planet Mark
Director of Community and Partnerships

62nd FEIBP Congress Focuses on Sustainability and Current Global Challenges

Story and Photos by Katharina Goldbeck-Hörz

It was a warm welcome in Prague for the 2022 FEIBP Congress, held September 21-24, 2022. After three years, it was finallyy possible to see each other in person and FEIBP President Andrew McIlroy and Fons Ceelaert gave a warm welcome to the guests and participants of the Congress of European Brushware Manufacturers in the Golden City. Friends from the ABMA and new members of the European Brushware Association, among others from Denmark and Sri Lanka, were warmly welcomed.

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2022 FEIBP Innovation Award Winners

Fons Ceelaert and Andrew McIlroy with
Brosserie Brenet’s Simon Lorrilliere and Izabela Kolon

One of the highlights of the 2022 FEIBP Congress, held September 21-24 in Prague, Czech Republic was the announcement of three winners for the Innovation award. The contest provides a well-deserved showcase for companies that are pushing the envelope and driving the brush industry forward. Here are the three winners for 2022:

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Brushware Inflation Series: Brush Industry Impact Part I


Manufacturer Perspective: Industry Leaders On The Impact of Inflation and Supply Chain Challenges

By Bob Lawrence

With the days dwindling down toward the new year amid the highest worldwide inflation rates in decades, and with the likes of Steve Forbes and Elon Musk predicting a recession, Brushware sought input from European and North American manufacturers, suppliers and machinery companies to learn how they are dealing with inflation, its impact, root causes and opinions on solutions to curtail it.

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3D Printing Solves Industry Gap for Parts Manufacturers

PolyBrush™, an additively manufactured vibratory brush mat solution, replaces the discontinued Brushlon™ series products

OPT Industries, a leader in ultra-precise additive manufacturing technology and roll-to-roll production, announces the launch of PolyBrush, a vibratory brush mat product. PolyBrush is developed in partnership with the Industrial Brush Company, Inc., an industrial brush manufacturer that has served the industry since 1946. Pre-orders for the PolyBrush alternative to the discontinued Brushlon 331B and 321B mats are now open and the product is on track to begin shipping to customers in Q4 of 2022.

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Pre-Plan for IMTS 2022 With IMTS Preview Days Videos

IMTS 2022 – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which runs September 12-17, 2022, at Chicago’s McCormick Place, will be full of exhibitors, conferences and other attractions focused on advanced manufacturing technology. For attendees to get the most out of their time at the show, it’s important to prepare a plan in advance. This year, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, is offering IMTS Preview Days, a new, three-episode video series that helps attendees prepare for their visit to IMTS 2022. Each episode gives a sneak peek into the technologies featured at IMTS, provides advice on how to navigate the show for the best experience and shares insights from industry leaders about the future of manufacturing. IMTS Preview Days’ three episodes, brought to you by EOS, Autodesk and Okuma, will each be available on demand on IMTS+ at IMTS.com/watch on August 4, August 18 and August 25.

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