All product development, as well as most of the manufacturing, takes place in Bankeryd. Next door to the factory is our development department, where we develop new types of brushes, brush handles and other innovations in dialogue with both home fixers and professional painters. Here we also carry out thorough tests of our products, so that they really do meet our own and the painters’ high standards of ergonomics, function and quality.
Consistent innovation and development
We dare say that no other Nordic brush manufacturer has invested so consistently in innovation and development work for so long. That our products are truly unique in their efficiency and ergonomics is documented in the form of hundreds of registered design pattern protections and numerous patents.
A paintbrush may look simple, but it’s actually made up of several critical materials such as handles, ferrules, glue, inserts and bristles. Each part can affect the quality and function of the brush and therefore needs to be specified with control. All materials are therefore carefully reviewed by our development department to produce brushes of the highest quality with ergonomic benefits that make your painting project easier and more efficient.
Difference between brushes and brushes
There is a big difference between different brushes in terms of paint pick-up and how well they distribute the paint they have picked up. There are several factors that determine how good these properties will be in a brush. A very important factor is to find a good combination of different lengths, shapes and thickness of the bristles in the brush. Above all, it is important that the top material of the bristles is of the best quality, this has a big impact on how the brush performs – especially when it comes to finish and how evenly the brush leaves a layer of paint with each stroke. For this reason, our development department carefully studies different brush combinations and develops unique brush blends specifically designed for their task.
Rollers are made of synthetic materials, either by weaving or knitting (circular knitting or warp knitting). During production, you control both the density and thickness of the fabric and the length of the pile. The different techniques and specifications affect how the roller fabric is then perceived when painting, for example whether it holds a lot or a little paint. The fabric is then carded to clean up fibre loss, achieve the desired painted finish and to control the paint feeling. To further control the performance of the roller, we also refine the fabric during roller production: the edges are cut and chamfered, to reduce the risk of thick paint streaks when painting. All this is done to produce high quality rollers, adapted and optimised for the intended application.
When you are painting, the preparatory work is often one of the hardest parts. For this reason, we work to develop effective and ergonomic tools to save both time and your body. That’s why our painting tools are designed with ergonomic, comfortable grips and are often extendable, so you can spare your shoulders and back.