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Video: Discover the New Jupiter from Borghi

In order to strengthen the fiber stock autonomy and reduce tasks for the machine operator, Borghi’s JUPITER has been enhanced with an automatic fiber loading system. JUPITER can be automatically fed with fiber by a robot that picks the bundles of fiber from a large two-hopper capacity, one for each color of fiber. This automatic system increases fiber loading 22 times more in capacity!

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Blue Monster® OXY-Clutch From Mill-Rose

Blue Monster OXY-Clutch thread sealant is formulated for critical oxygen service applications.

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. OXY-Clutch is PTFE enriched and 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.

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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 RJ 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.”

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ZAHORANSKY’S New Micro-Injection Mold for Toothbrush Tips

The ZAHORANSKY Micro-Mold weighs just 11 kg and utilizes little storage space and energy.

When developing new machines and systems, ZAHORANSKY AG always aims to consistently optimize its production process. In doing so, both economic aspects and the production environment itself are considered equally.

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August PMI Figures Continue Upward Trend

US manufacturers continue to lead the global trend for PMI growth as ISM® reported a PMI of 56 percent for August. While the Euro Area figure slipped from 57.8 to 57.1, Germany and Italy both saw improvement after entering growth territory the previous month.

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Unimac s.r.l. Inaugurates New Headquarters

Unimac s.r.l. officially moved into their new headquarters location at via C. Colombo n. 9, Loc. Cavazzona 41013 Castelfranco Emilia Modena, Italy. The move happened at the end of August and the current facility is located in front of the headquarters of Borghi S.p.A. and includes a warehouse with approximately 1,500 square meters of space.

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ABMA Innovation Award Nominations: Deadline November 30

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is now accepting nominations for the “ABMA William A. Cordes Innovation Excellence Award” which recognizes outstanding innovation of manufactured products, components or services in the broom, brush, mop and roller industry. The award is named after William A. Cordes, who served as the ABMA’s first president from 1917-1928. This award serves as a constant reminder that all new and exciting endeavors have beginnings that connect with real people. This award is to be an annual competition whereby any interested parties may submit nominations to the ABMA during any calendar year for consideration. All nominations must be readily available in the marketplace during the year in which they are to be considered. Please see the contest rules for specific details.

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