Industry News

FEIBP: July Update on European Brushware Industry

The FEIBP recently release a new report on the impact of COVID-19 on the European brushware industry that says the situation remains “vulnerable” on the continent as there is increasing movement of people and transport as governments lift measures.

The report says, “The virus is absolutely not under control, see the disastrous records of infestations in the Americas, but look at Portugal where the lockdown regime for certain regions is re-installed. Leicester (UK) is another warning sign.”

With those concerns in mind, the report says it remains necessary for industry businesses to keep on advocating for brushware products are to be recognized as essential in certain supply chains, both on national and international levels.

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June PMI Numbers Move Into Growth Territory

The Institute for Supply Management® reported a US PMI of 52.6 percent for June which represents the first month back to growth territory since the COVID-19 shutdowns. In fact, the figure eclipsed a strong pre-COVID January number of 50.9 and is the highest month for US manufacturing since April of 2019. The promising June performance rolled out to other countries as well, with China continuing to progress as the Caixin Manufacturing index reported a 51.2 number. The Euro Zone, Germany and Italy also showed improvement, but all remained in contraction territory under the 50 percent mark.

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New Interbrush Dates Set: May 4-6, 2022

In response to the rising number of cases of persons infected with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) at the time in Europe and worldwide, Messe Freiburg made the decision in mid-March to postpone the leading international trade fair in the broom and brush industry to 2022. The trade fair was originally set to take place from May 6–8, 2020. 

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ZAHORANSKY Coronavirus Vial Capability Draws Large Order

With the ZAHORANSKY automation systems, 600,000 coronavirus vials can be processed daily.

A US company has placed a major order with a value of 25 million euro for eleven automation lines and six removal units for vaccine containers (vials) with ZAHORANSKY AG. With a global research drive for a vaccine against COVID-19, the preparations to manufacture the ampules with vaccines are already in full swing.

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ZAHORANSKY: Improved Output with ZMI 4.0, Z.LYNX 3 and Z.SAILFIN


The Z.LYNX 3 has been redeveloped from the ground up and now boasts an output increase of up to 85 percent in producing twisted-in-wire brushes

Larger Quantities and More Operating Comfort

With its new ZMI 4.0 machine controls, ZAHORANSKY AG not only offers greater operator efficiency, but also significantly increases the output of twisted-in-wire brushes.

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ZAHORANSKY Launches Customer Magazine

ZAHORANSKY has now offered a new online customer magazine published with new information on the latest technologies and machines. The browser-based magazine is offered in three languages at the following links:

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2020 Brushware July-August Digital Edition Now Available

The 2020 Annual Summer Buyers’ Guide / July-August digital edition of Brushware magazine is now available to readers. Considered “The Bible” of the brush industry this special issue includes a complete supplier and manufacturer directory with an extensive category index that allows users to quickly locate company capabilities.

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July-August Issue

Brushware Magazine

-3D Printing in Manufacturing
-Braun Brush 3D Case Study
-First Quarter US Imports/Exports
-US and European PMI Updates