Spotlight: Boucherie Machine Range for Wooden Toothbrushes

The Hepta-DR drills the handles and fills the brushes without re-clamping.

Wooden and bamboo toothbrushes are becoming popular because they are eco-friendly and most of the brush is biodegradable. Shaping these handles from a piece of wood or bamboo is certainly a high-precision job, and the drilling of the holes for the tufts has to be precise and consistent. Furthermore, it is challenging to obtain sufficient tuft retention in this natural material. To help the industry face these new challenges, Boucherie has developed a complete range of specialized machinery:

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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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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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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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Hillbrush Makes Further Injection Moulding Investment

Hillbrush, the UK’s largest manufacturer of brushware and hygienic cleaning tools has invested in a second large-scale injection moulding machine at its site at Mere in Wiltshire, U.K.

The 1000 tonne Haitian MARS 2 injection moulding machine will enable Hillbrush to venture into new trade moulding 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.

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ZAHORANSKY’s CUBE Redefines Production For Anchor-tufted Toothbrushes

The modular basic construction of the CUBE allows for toothbrush production with the utmost flexibility and efficiency while taking up minimal floorspace.

Revolution is a Square: ZAHORANSKY redefines the production of anchor-tufted toothbrushes with the 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.

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