FEIBP’s 10 Reasons to Attend the European Brushware Federation Congress

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 62nd FEIBP Congress had to be postponed twice. After three years, with COVID-19 measures and travel restrictions lifted, the European brushware industry is ready again for a physical congress. The return in-person event will be held for the first time, September 21-23, at the Hotel Grandior, Prague, Czech Republic.

Regular participants of the annual FEIBP Congress for European brushware manufacturers appreciate the event as a great opportunity to meet fellow manufacturers, contact suppliers and receive up-to-date information on our industry. There are brushmakers in the Czech Republic, but other countries in Central Europe as well, who will be invited to join us at the congress to get acquainted with the FEIBP and its activities.

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FEIBP Launches Redesigned Eurobrush Website

Earlier this week, the FEIBP launched a newly redesigned Eurobrush.com website that features a clean new look and simple UX.

The site retains many of the deep resources that the previous site included. From their post announcing the refresh, the FEIBP says, “Our website is renewed and we do hope that look, feel and content appeal to you and please be invited to use our company tracker to find one of those excellent companies near you.”

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62nd FEIBP Congress Confirmed for 2022

The FEIBP has confirmed the 62nd FEIBP Congress originally scheduled for 2022, will be held this fall in Prague, Czech Republic. The event will be held at the Hotel Grandior, September 21-23, 2022. A statement released by FEIBP President Andrew McIlroy and General Manager Fons Ceelaert says, “After three years, with the corona measures and travel restrictions lifted, the European brushware industry is ready for a physical congress, for the first time in the Czech Republic.”

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2022 ABMA Convention Notes

The ABMA welcomed back in-person attendees to the 105th ABMA Convention last week in Bonita Springs, Fla. The atmosphere of the event could best be described as a combination of enthusiasm and gratitude along with a note of concern. The enthusiasm exuded by attendees was simply around being grateful to be able to once again meet in person and network with old friends and colleagues.

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The FEIBP released their European Brush Industry Survey Report for the fourth quarter of 2021. The latest report is based on input from 37 completed surveys out of total of 292 invitations.

Industry firms surveyed were asked about performance in both domestic and export markets and technical brushes led the way at home with more than 52 percent reporting five percent or more growth in the segment versus the same quarter in 2020. On the export side, the hygiene brush segment was the strongest as 42 percent reported growth above five percent in the quarter. The weakest product category in both the domestic and export markets was the art brush sector reported at just over 11 percent for growth (domestic and export).

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2022 Brushware January-February eMag Now Available


The 2022 January-February Brushware issue is now available to all readers in eMag (digital edition) format. This kickoff edition for 2022 features our annual Economic Forecast from Phillip Perry and a look at Gen Z in the Workplace from Meg Cooper. In addition, this issue includes coverage of the 2021 FEIBP Virtual AGM from Katharina Goldbeck-Hörz and Lisa Anderson’s column examines the current supply chain challenges and takes a look ahead. Readers will also find Q3 US Import/Export statistics and all of the latest industry news.

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2021 Brushware May-June eMag Now Available

The 2021 May/June eMag issue of Brushware magazine is now available to all readers and is jam-packed with articles on the world of brushes, brooms, mops and paint products. Bob Lawrence profiles artisan broom maker Brian Newton in The Saga of Broomcorn Johnny as we extend our editorial coverage to explore the full range of the brush and broom culture.

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FEIBP Delays 62nd Congress to 2022

The European Brushware Federation officially announced the pushback of the 62nd FEIBP Congress to September 21-24, 2022. In the announcement, the FEIBP says, “… the industry might be in a relatively stable situation as it concerns the customer markets, but it is facing unprecedented turmoil on the raw materials markets and transport disruption. The emphasis has changed although the impact of COVID-19 continues our businesses and daily life. No one knows when things are getting back to normal, with lockdown measures tightened in many European countries. Vaccination processes make slow progress and the virus is still not under control.”

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