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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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acquired by Amcomri

J A Harrison Acquired By Amcomri Group

UK Gasket & Sealing Member, J A Harrison, have announced that a majority stake holding of their company has been acquired by Amcomri Group Limited. J A Harrison’s managing director, Keith Shepherd, a regular at UKGSA networking events and one of the UKGSA’s founding members, issued a statement on 21 May 2021. In the message, […]

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Shortage of Building Materials

A recent BBC news article highlights how the shortage of building materials and increased shipping costs are putting UK projects and companies under pressure. An increase in the demand for projects, sourcing scarce materials, delays with imports and increased shipping costs, are all affecting the construction industry. The results are long delays in the scheduling […]

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Shipping disruption

Mounting Issues in Ocean Freight

An article published on Lloyds Loading List highlights the mounting issues in the ocean freight sector which may affect a number of UK Gasket & Sealing Members (UKGSA) who import and export materials and products. The article, written by Stuart Todd, discusses the outrageous rates which will wreak havoc on SME shippers and importers, penalise […]

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Life Sciences

New Life Sciences Division

UK Gasket & Sealing Association member, Southbourne Rubber, have extended their expansion into the Life Sciences sector and developed a new website. Southbourne Rubber have recently been offering more medical grade rubber and silicone mouldings, O-rings, gaskets and sealing solutions for British life sciences applications. Their new Life Sciences division is dedicated to the development […]

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Spring 2021 issue

Read the new Spring 2021 Issue of Cutting Edge

The Spring 2021 issue of Cutting Edge, the UKGSA’s quarterly Member newsletter, is now available to download from our website. In this issue: Corseal celebrate 15 yearas we welcome a new Member find out who we caught up with over a coffee in our new feature see which Members expand read about a new sole […]

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How to measure a gasket

How to Measure a Gasket

UKGSA Member, Corseal Ltd, have written a useful blog post explaining ‘How to Measure a Gasket’. Gaskets come in various shapes and sizes and there are different methods you can use. In their guide, Corseal explain the Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD) method and the Inner Bolt Circle (IBC) gasket method for measuring Flange Gaskets and […]

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Rubber Mouldings Manufacturer Joins UKGSA

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) welcomes The Seal Extrusion Company Limited who joined as members in March 2021. The Seal Extrusion Company Limited (TSEC), established in 2017 with its strong branding and marketing expertise, has become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of rubber extrusions and trims for the Automotive current and after-market […]

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Investment

Members’ Investment in UK’s Gasket & Sealing Sector

In a pre-lockdown survey, Members of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) reported continuing investment and optimism for 2021. J A Harrison have invested in top-of-the-range CNC machinery for metal machined parts including pump shafts, large leadscrews and brass nuts, which complement their PFTE and plastics machining. They have also invested in a mechanical […]

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New website for HITEK

New Website for HITEK

UKGSA Member, HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd, have launched their new company website. The new site makes it easier for customers to browse their wide range of products including EMI Shielding, Adhesives & Encapsulants; Thermal Management, Microwave Absorber, Anti-Corrosion and Antiviral Materials. HITEK are a fabricator and distributor providing solutions to protect electronics from EMI/RF interference […]

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Flexitallic Teesside

Flexitallic Expands Teesside Centre

UKGSA Member, Flexitallic UK Ltd, is set to move into larger premises on Teesside to meet rising client demand for specialist gasket materials, engineering services and engineering compliance in line with strict fugitive emissions legislation. The new facility will allow Flexitallic to expand its gasket manufacturing, stockholding, and workshop capabilities, as well as hosting a […]

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