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East Anglian Sealing

Life in the Gasket Industry

East Anglian Sealing’s managing director, Steve Cant, shares his thoughts about life in the gasket industry following 43 years (and counting) in the sector. Steve has worked with a range of companies from small businesses to multi-nationals and shares some of his notable memories in his latest blog – Life in the Gasket Industry. Whether […]

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Robland panel saw

New Panel Saw Means Rapid Delivery

UKGSA Member, PTM/Munsch & Co, have expanded their clear plastic sheet cutting service with the installation of a new Robland panel saw. The new panel saw and cutting table will enable PTM to cut plastic sheets up to 25mm thick to specific sizes up to 1200mm x 2500mm and to exacting tolerances. PTM can cut […]

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MacLellan Rubber take on two new apprentices

Team Strengthened with Apprentices

UKGSA Member, MacLellan Rubber, have strengthened their team by taking on two new Apprentices. Bo and Chloe have joined the busy sales team through the company’s customer service apprenticeship programme and are receiving training in a number of disciplines across MacLellan Rubber’s commercial office. MacLellan Rubber, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of […]

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Components Manufacturer Joins the UKGSA

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) welcomes RGH Rubber and Plastics Ltd (RGH) as a new Member. David Hildrow, managing director of RGH, said: “We are delighted to become a Member of the UKGSA and look forward to meeting up with other Members in the near future.” Established in 1986, RGH is one of […]

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social distancing matting

Social Distancing Matting

UKGSA Member, MacLellan Rubber, highlight how simple solutions like their social distancing matting, can help site users maintain two metres distance. MacLellan’s new MacMat non-slip, anti-fatigue matting now comes with high visibility social distancing markers. Their yellow bar matting is ideal for areas where personnel move between locations or are queuing. Whilst the blue bar […]

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HITEK protective film

Antiviral & Antibacterial Transparent Protective Film

UKGSA Member, HITEK Electronic Materials, are promoting their antiviral and antibacterial transparent protective film for touch screen applications. HITEK’s antiviral and antibacterial transparent protective film has been independently verified by a laboratory to be effective against coronavirus, influenza, norovirus, staphylococcus and e-coli within minutes. Viruses and bacteria can survive on hard surfaces for long periods […]

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Summer 2020 issue

Summer 2020 Issue of Member Newsletter

The Summer 2020 issue of our Member e-newsletter, Cutting Edge, is now available to download from our website. The newsletter is packed full of articles submitted by our Members who want to share their company updates, new products and new developments. In the Summer 2020 issue we find out how our  Members have been responding […]

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HITEK Offer Anti-Viral Self Adhesive Pads

UKGSA Member, HITEK Electronic Materials Ltd, are now supplying packs of anti-viral, antibacterial copper tape, self-adhesive Shieldex pads which inactivate 99.98% of the Corona viruses in minutes, and can be attached to door and window handles. Statex tested the copper fabric products to see if they were resistant not only to bacteria, but to viruses, […]

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Jointine MD Appears in Podcast

Jane Smith, managing director of Jointine Products (Lincoln) Ltd, and Member of the UKGSA, was invited to take part in a podcast organised by the Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to discuss leadership and the role it has played in their careers. To listen to the Podcast, click HERE. To read the […]

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manufacturing's safest company

Flexitallic Crowned UK Manufacturing’s Safest Company

UKGSA Member, Flexitallic UK Ltd, has been named as UK manufacturing’s safest company after being crowned overall sector winner in the 2020 International Safety Awards. After being presented a Distinction level grade from the British Safety Council in the annual awards, the West Yorkshire-based sealing solutions specialist was named ‘Sector Winner – Manufacturing’, becoming one […]

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Workplace Safety and Screening Supply

UKGSA Member, W C Munsch, is supplying a range of comprehensive screening and sanitary products to help companies protect their workforce and their customers. As companies start to reopen or welcome more staff back into the workplace, the need to ensure they have sufficient health and safety measures in place to protect the workforce and […]

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Facemasks in the NHS

UKGSA Members Support the NHS

Members of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) are prioritising manufacturing and supply for the NHS and key industries during coronavirus. Kewell Converters are designing and manufacturing foam pads, liners and head bands for PPE. Their PPE face shield visors use Plastazote (closed cell) foam parts which are latex-free, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Munsch & […]

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Member hiring

UKGSA Member Hiring

Kewell Converters, a member of the UKGSA, is hiring a Night Shift Supervisor – Production and a Production Operator at their manufacturing base in Kent. Despite the UK-wide economic effects of COVID-19, Kewell Converters are hiring and are looking for candidates with previous manufacturing experience to join the team. The Supervisor role is for an […]

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New Plant Based Foam Product

UKGSA Member, Kewell Converters, are now supplying EcoPure, a new plant-based foam product. EcoPure foam is derived from renewable plant-based resin making it a sustainable packaging choice. Produced using renewable sugarcane, EcoPure has the potential to yield a negative carbon footprint value while delivering cushioning and protection for a variety of applications. To find out […]

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Southbourne Rubber

Rubber Mouldings Manufacturer Joins UKGSA

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) welcomes Southbourne Rubber Co Ltd (SBR) as their latest Member. The UKGSA is a trade association representing a number of leading manufacturers and suppliers who convert materials into gaskets and seals. Simon Winfield, chairman of the UKGSA and director of MacLellan Rubber, said: “As well as providing a […]

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protect the NHS

Member working to protect the NHS

UKGSA Member, Kewell Converters, is working to protect the NHS by designing and manufacturing foam pads, liners and head bands for personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by the NHS during COVID-19. PPE face shield visors are made using Plastazote (closed cell) foam parts and they also can supply components for use in ventilators. To […]

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Spring issue of our Member newsletter

Spring issue of Cutting Edge

The Spring 2020 issue of our Member newsletter, Cutting Edge, is now available to download from our website. In this issue we share how our  Members are responding to Coronavirus; what our Members have been up to on social media; and we share the results of our Member’ Survey. Members also tell us about their […]

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Coronavirus stay home save lives

Coronavirus Support and Guidance

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association is committed to supporting our members through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; we will not see the real effects on industry for many months to come. Members have been forced to review their business continuity procedures with increasing numbers of office based staff and sales teams working from home to […]

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Response to COVID-19

We would like to update all our Members with our response to the current COVID-19 crisis. The UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) continues to be operate from a home-office base and is following Government guidance with regards to social distancing. Members of the UKGSA are currently still open, supplying key industry sectors across the […]

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Tour of Advanced Technology Business

Prodrive Event Postponed

It is with regret that we have decided to postpone our planned visit to Prodrive on Thursday 19th March in light of the Coronavirus outbreak and the wish to minimise any potential risks to our members and visitors. The decision comes as Prodrive confirm that they are suspending all tours for the foreseeable future. We […]

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