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FREE Advert for Members

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) is delighted to announce that we are now offering existing members one FREE colour advert in one issue of our Association e-newsletter – ‘Cutting Edge’. Many UKGSA members already take advantage of the free news editorial in the newsletter to share company updates, product developments, staff news etc, […]

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JFlex new website

J-Flex Launch New Website

UKGSA member, J-Flex, have launched a new company website as part of their celebrations for 35 years in business. The new website at provides J-Flex with more flexibility to share useful information, enhance product imagery and improve downloads plus they have switched to using the .com domain to reflect the global nature of their […]

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30 years in gaskets

Member Celebrates 30 Years in Gaskets

Direct Gaskets, a member of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association, is celebrating 30 years in the gasket business. Hull based Direct Gaskets was established in 1989 and are market leaders in the manufacture of gaskets, playing an important role in the city’s manufacturing sector. They manufacture high quality gaskets and joints in semi and […]

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HSE no-deal Brexit

H&S and No-Deal Brexit

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have issued guidance on how health and safety regulations may be affected in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Whilst the business world anticipates what will happen in the coming weeks as we head towards the latest Brexit deadline of 31 October 2019, businesses need guidance and advice in […]

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Gasket & Seals Market Report

Gasket & Seals Market Report to 2023

The Gasket & Seals Market Report, which is an 84 page report by Research and Markets which analyses the $8.8 billion US gasket and seal industry, is now available to purchase. The Gasket & Seals Market Report presents historical demand data (2008, 2013 and 2018) and forecasts (2023) by products including metallic gaskets and seals […]

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Foam Expo

Visit Kewell at Foam Expo Europe

UKGSA Member, Kewell Converters, are attending Foam Expo Europe which is taking place in Stuttgart in Germany during 10-12 September 2019. Foam Expo is Europe’s largest trade fair dedicated to the technical foam industry. Kewell Converters, who are the UK’s longest established firm of foam converters, are exhibiting at the show and will be displaying […]

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Members raise money for Macmillan

Members Raise Money for Macmillan

Members of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) raised £1,265.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support at their Golf Day Charity Dinner in June. This year the UKGSA held its annual golf day at Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club near Macclesfield, which saw both members and their guests enjoy a game of golf followed […]

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Offshore Europe

Visit Flexitallic at Offshore Europe

UKGSA Member, Flexitallic, will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe during 3-6 September 2019. Visit Flexitallic on Stand 1T49 to learn about their sealing solutions which help to prevent corrosion. The SPE Offshore Europe Conference & Exhibition is being held in Aberdeen, UK and is Europe’s leading E&P event. It has typically over 36,000 attendees and […]

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Fastener event

Partnering with Fasteners Expo

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) announce they have become a partner for the Fastener Exhibition & Conference and are promoting the event to its Members interested in working with companies exhibiting at or attending the event. The Fastener Exhibition & Conference is an event dedicated to providing an international showcase of market leading […]

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FoodSafe rubber colours

FoodSafe Rubber Available in a Range of Colours

Following customer demand, UKGSA Member MacLellan Rubber, have expanded the colours that their EC1935:2005 FoodSafe Rubber Sheeting is available in. The company has successfully supplied customers with the moulded rubber sheeting in Blue, Green, Yellow and Red which are then being converted into various sized seals for use in pipelines and production equipment. Click here […]

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Experts in Sealing Solutions Join the Association

We’re delighted to welcome Flemings Seals and Polymers Limited as the latest company to become a Member of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA). Flemings are located in Brighouse in West Yorkshire and have been offering sealing solutions to customers in a variety of industries for over 110 years. With an extensive plant and […]

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Re-accreditation to ISO

MacLellan Rubber Celebrate ISO Re-accreditation

UKGSA Member, MacLellan Rubber, is celebrating re-accreditation to ISO 9001:2015 quality standard following a tough audit of updated processes. Renowned for customer service, the MacLellan team work hard to ensure that information about their products is technically accurate and fully traceable and that they supply products that meet their customer’s end-user requirements. The auditor identified […]

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Relay for Life

Bury St Edmunds Relay for Life

Alison Ansell of Corseal Limited, who is an active member of our Executive Committee, is taking part in Relay for Life Bury St Edmunds to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Relay for Life is a team event which is taking place on Saturday 6 July 2019. During the 24 hour long relay, team members […]

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MacLellan Rubber's Elevate AFR FoodSafe non-slip matting

MacLellan Adds FoodSafe Non-Slip Matting to their Range

UKGSA member, MacLellan Rubber, has added a new FoodSafe Non-Slip Matting to their range of rubber matting products. MacLellan Rubber recognise that creating a safe working environment for standing working in a wet environment is essential and that in a Food Processing environment, where materials need to be anti-microbial and anti-fungal, it is more challenging. […]

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Certified materials

Benefits of Independently Certified Materials for Food Industry

UKGSA Member, MacLellan Rubber, highlights the benefits to the Food Processing Industry from requesting independently certified EU1935 certified materials from their sealing suppliers. MacLellan Rubber is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors of rubber sheeting, rubber matting and polymer sealing products. The company is promoting the benefits of working with a material supplier […]

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Sponsorship of golf trophies

Golf Sponsorship Snapped Up

Sponsorship of the golfing trophies, which are awarded during our Charity Dinner at our Annual Golf Day, have been snapped up! In June we return to Shrigley Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club for our Annual Golf Day which is always popular with our members and guests. With a tee off from 10am, golfers enjoy […]

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Silverstone 24 hour race

Member Support Silverstone 24 Hour Race

UKGSA Member, William Johnston & Company, recently supported the Silverstone 24 Hour Race which was held at the Grand Prix track in Northamptonshire in April. The Scotland based company, who supply seals, gaskets and joints to companies across the UK, was delighted to support a team of four Scottish drivers. The Silverstone 24 Hour Race, […]

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J-Flex at Intersolar

J-Flex Exhibiting at Intersolar Europe

UKGSA Member, J-Flex Rubber Products, are exhibiting at Intersolar Europe 2019, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, during 15-17 May 2019 in Munich. J-Flex will be exhibiting alongside Synthetica Fluorplastics GmbH who are manufacturers of PTFE release products, and will be promoting their range of Vac-Sil® quality membranes for solar module lamination. Visitors […]

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James Walker recruiting apprentices

James Walker Recruiting Apprentices

UKGSA Member, James Walker, are recruiting two technical support Apprentices to work in their IT Department at their manufacturing site in Cockermouth, Cumbria. The Apprentices will provide first line IT support to colleagues within James Walker, specifically focused on user devices and software applications. The company are offering on the job training, coaching and mentoring […]

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J A Harrison Enhance Accreditations

Longstanding UK Gasket & Sealing Association member, J A Harrison, have enhanced their ISO accreditations and quality assurances even further by recently achieving ISO 45001:2018. ISO 45001:2018 refers to occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems and means that J A Harrison manage the improvement of their occupational health and safety and strive to eliminate […]

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