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Flexitallic appoints Susan Roddan as key account manager for Central Scotland

UKGSA Member, Flexitallic, the specialist manufacturer and supplier of engineered sealing products and services, has appointed Susan Roddan as its key account manager for Central Scotland. With more than 20 years’ experience in the sector, she previously specialised in sales and account management, latterly as a branch manager in Scotland providing support to a range […]

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Cutting Systems UK

UKGSA Welcomes Cutting & Converting Machine Supplier

Cutting Systems UK, suppliers of the well-known ATOM FlashCut knife cutting system and ATOM Cutting Presses which are used by many Members of the UK Gasket and Sealing Association (UKGSA), joined the association this month (December 2021). John Howe, Managing Director of Cutting Systems UK, says: “We have a vision to supply the best quality […]

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european water approved compounds from DLR Elastomer

European Water Approved Compounds from DLR

UKGSA Member, DLR Elastomer, are pleased to announce that they now have European Water Approved compounds to enhance their growing portfolio of bottled water compounds. The compounds can be supplied in either rota cured sheet or moulded sheet form. Certification of materials used in drinking water applications is a requirement in many countries to prevent […]

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Cutting Systems UK

Seals Manufacturer Joins

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) welcomes Moontown Limited, a UK manufacturer of seals, as its newest Member. Nottinghamshire-based Moontown were formed in 1996 primarily distributing PTFE Spring Energised and Hydraulic Seals, Metal O Rings and C Rings. After many years of growth and success, in 2012 they started to manufacture in-house continuing to […]

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Winter issue

Winter Issue of Cutting Edge

The Winter issue of the UKGSA’s newsletter – Cutting Edge – is now available to download from our website. Key articles in this issue include: we welcome our newest Members; a Member celebrates a work anniversary; read the write up and photos from our Golf Day and Charity Dinner; see which trade shows Members are exhibiting at in […]

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european water approved compounds from DLR Elastomer

Elastomeric Manufacturer Joins the UKGSA

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) welcomes DLR Elastomer Engineering Ltd as its newest Member. Chris Chadwick, director of DLR Elastomer, said: “We are delighted to become a Member of the UKGSA and look forward to finding out more about our fellow Members and exploring opportunities to work together.” DLR Elastomer Engineering was established […]

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Macmillan Cancer

Members Beat Previous Years to Raise Money for Macmillan

Members of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) raised an amazing £2,005.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support at our Golf Day Charity Dinner in September. This year’s golf day was held at Telford Hotel and Golf Resort in Telford, Shropshire and saw both members and their guests travel from across the UK to enjoy a […]

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WardJet

Machine Manufacturer Joins Association

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) welcomes WARDJet as the latest Member to join the association. WARDJet is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of waterjet cutting solutions, operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Telford, Shropshire. WARDJet waterjets are a unique system of interchangeable components that allows clients to tailor machines to their specific needs. […]

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Offcuts

New Offcuts Page

Members of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) can now advertise their material offcuts on a new web page on the UKGSA website. Simon Winfield, chair of the UKGSA explained: “Members have been able to advertise their material offcuts for free in our quarterly e-newsletter, however, as they are often time limited offers, we […]

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Key Account Manager

Flexitallic Appoints Key Account Manager in the North East

UKGSA Member, Flexitallic UK, the international market leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of industrial static sealing solutions, has appointed Debbie Jackson as Key Account Manager. Debbie, who has more than 18 years’ experience working within the sealing product sector, will work with some of the company’s largest clients in the North East region to […]

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AGM 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association’s Annual General Meeting will take place at the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, Telford at 9.15am on 23 September 2021. The agenda for the meeting will include the Chairman’s report, Annual Accounts and nominations for Members to be elected onto our executive committee. Nomination forms should be sent to […]

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Member Survey – Import Issues Biggest Concern

The results of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association’s (UKGSA) latest member survey highlights that import issues remain the biggest concern for our Members. Impacts from the pandemic When asked how they feel about the ending of COVID restrictions, 62% of our Members expressed ‘some concerns’ whilst 23% had ‘no concerns’. Almost all of our […]

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Summer 2021

Summer 2021 Issue of Cutting Edge out now!

The Summer 2021 issue of Cutting Edge, the UKGSA’s quarterly Member e-newsletter, is now available to download from our website. In this issue: Members celebrate business anniversaries; we welcome our newest Member; read the results from our latest Member survey, see which trade shows Members are exhibiting at, check out new Resources on our website; buy […]

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Sponsorship

Sponsors Needed for Golf Day

If you are looking for a marketing opportunity, why not sponsor one of our trophies at our Annual Golf Day on 23 September? Our Annual Golf Day, which was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, is our biggest event of the year and is very popular with Members and non-members alike. All sponsors will be […]

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Gee Graphite

Trade Association Welcomes Gee Graphite

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) welcomes Gee Graphite Ltd as the latest Member to join the organisation. Gee Graphite are global leaders in converting expanding flexible graphite into a wide range of gaskets, sealing products, foils, tapes and specialist sheets. They are continually expanding their range of products and services which are delivered […]

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JOSCAR Registered

Member Joins JOSCAR Register

UKGSA Member, MacLellan Rubber, has joined the JOSCAR Register after successfully passing their stringent process. The Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register (JOSCAR) is a collaborative tool used by organisations in the aerospace, defence and security industries as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance. For buyers, it provides reassurance that information about suppliers has been […]

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Shipping disruption

Shipping Disruption Continues With No End In Sight

A BBC news article on shipping disruption highlights the problems many UK businesses are experiencing as shipping companies act with little or no competition on rates they charge, whilst the UK continues to try and shake off COVID-19 and Brexit-related import and export problems, highlights Simon Winfield, chairman of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association. […]

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seals for electric vehicles

Increase in Seals for Electric Vehicles

UKGSA Member, William Johnston & Company Limited, tell us about the increase in demand for battery compartment seals for electric vehicles. William Johnston & Company have a long history of supplying vehicle manufacturers but, with the increasing interest in electric vehicles, there is now a need for highly capable battery compartment seals. The company have […]

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oil & gas industry

Types of Gaskets Used in Oil & Gas Industry

UKGSA Member, PTM/Munsch & Co, have written an interesting blog which discusses how many types of gaskets are used in the Oil & Gas industry. Gaskets are used to stop leakage between two surfaces while compressed, so is a key component in the Oil & Gas sector. PTM/Munsch & Co explain the differences between compresses […]

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white goods repaired

White Goods Repaired

UKGSA Member, East Anglian Seals, may benefit from the Government’s plans to encourage people to have their white goods repaired rather than simply replace them. With extended warranties, manufacturers will be required to guarantee products for a least 7 years and therefore ensure products continue to be made. Many UKGSA Members manufacture parts such as […]

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