2021 ABMA Innovation Award Candidates

Boucherie Borghi Group’s one-hand fiber loading system

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has announced the following candidates for the William Cordes Innovation Excellence Award, which is given each year to recognize outstanding innovation for manufactured products, components or services related to the brush, broom, mop and roller industry. The award is named after William Cordes, who served as the association’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. The 2021 candidates are listed below:

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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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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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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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Video: Borghi SHARP L CURVE Trimming Machine

Watch Borghi’s SHARP L CURVE trimming machine for finishing curved brooms and brushes in action in the video. The SHARP L CURVE is ideal for finishing high volumes of brushes and is based on a cam system, allowing different trimming profiles for different shapes of the brooms and brushes.

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Borghi USA: Essential Business Remains Open

Borghi USA has provided the following statement from Carlos R. Petzold, President:

Borghi USA, Inc. located in Aberdeen, Maryland provides spare parts and technical support for machinery brands: Borghi, Osmas and Unimac to brush, broom and mop manufacturing companies throughout the USA and Canada. We have been deemed an “essential business” for which the Maryland government order provides exception to the closure.

Our customers have also deemed us as a critical supplier, so they can continue to produce their cleaning products as they are essential businesses that supply cleaning and sanitation products to hundreds of thousands of other essential businesses, including hospitals and medical care facilities, medical supply companies and the defense, aerospace, energy, food processing and equipment industries, and others in the supply chain. Products from our industry keep hospitals and health care workers clean, safe and protected against infection.

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