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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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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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Flexpro gasket

Largest Ever Flexpro Gasket

UK Gasket & Sealing Association member, Flexitallic, has delivered its largest ever Flexpro™ gasket for use in the USA. The Flexpro™ gasket, which has a diameter in excess of five metres, is faced with Thermiculite® which is a material exclusive to Flexitallic. The material possesses outstanding heat and chemical resistance and is rated to withstand […]

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Military systems magazine

Member Features in Military Systems Magazine

A Member of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association has featured in the Military Systems magazine – again! Kewell Converters, one of the UK’s leading specialist foam fabricators and converters for batch production parts, recently featured in the Military Systems and Technology magazine with their military and defence foam packaging. Military foam packaging demands greater […]

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UK Gasket & Sealing Association member, MacLellan Rubber, pass their 2021 quality audit with flying colours.

MacLellan Pass Quality Audit with Flying Colours

UK Gasket & Sealing Association member, MacLellan Rubber, pass their 2021 quality audit with flying colours. Always taking great pride in all they do, MacLellan Rubber have passed their reassessment and have been awarded ISO 9001 2015 certification with zero Observations and zero Non-Conformances. Andrew Onions, joint managing director of MacLellan Rubber, said: “At MacLellan’s […]

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Silicone solution for COVID-19 vaccination transportation

Silicone Solution for COVID-19 Vaccination Transportation

UKGSA Member, Silicone Engineering, are working with a company who specialises in Cold-Chain logistics, to help create a cold box seal for COVID-19 vaccination transportation. Silicone Engineering were approached to find a seal solution for a cold box that needed to have excellent compression set and be able to maintain its flexible sealing properties in […]

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Sales Manager Account Manager

Key Account Manager Required

UK Gasket & Sealing Association member, Kewell Converters, are looking for a Sales Manager / Key Account Manager. Leading foam converter, Kewell Converters based in Kent, are a family run business looking for a high-performing Sales Manager to help meet their customer acquisition and revenue growth targets. Key responsibilities include developing and sustaining solid relationships […]

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Member of logo

Member Of Logo Launched

We are delighted to launch the new ‘Member of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association’ logo which is available for all authorised Members to use. The new logo demonstrates which gasket and sealing companies across the UK are members of the Association, comply with our Code of Conduct and are part of a growing network […]

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larger premises

Larger Premises for Aberdeen Operations

UKGSA Member, Flexitallic, has moved to larger premises in Aberdeen to support its growing north east client base which includes offshore oil and gas clients and OEMs. Flexitallic has moved to a new 4,600 sq ft location at Wellheads Industrial Estate in Aberdeen enabling them to expand their gasket stockholding and workshop capabilities. The move […]

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expansion for East Anglian Sealing

Expansion for Sealing Firm

UKGSA Member, East Anglian Sealing, are planning an expansion with an additional 300 square metres of production floorspace at their Bulmer factory. The Suffolk based sealing company, which was founded in 2002 and supply gaskets and seals primarily to SMEs across the UK, is installing new equipment in the extended area including a brand new […]

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local food bank

Kewell’s Donation to Local Food Bank

The community matters to UKGSA Member, Kewell Converters, who have donated to their local food bank which supports individuals and families in the area. Kewell Converters are well known for supporting charities and their local community, and recognise that this year Christmas is more important than ever. This year, Kewell Converters donated to the Edenbridge […]

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Prepared for Brexit

Jointine Prepared for Brexit

UKGSA Member, Jointine Products (Lincoln) Limited, is prepared for Brexit. Jointine has remained open during COVID-19 lockdowns and has had a busy year and because they already export worldwide, they are prepared for the UK leaving the EU on 1, January 2021. Jointine will continue to use their existing transport providers who will make customs […]

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Walkersele X-Gen

James Walker Launches Walkersele X-Gen

UKGSA Member, James Walker, has launched a new innovative version of its Walkersele rotary lip seal, following an in-depth R&D project in collaboration with wind turbine and bearing OEMs. The new Walkersele X-Gen has an optimised sealing capability on large diameters where increased levels of offset from loaded bearings and out-of-round shafts and seal housing […]

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Corseal's larger premises

Larger Premises for Corseal

UKGSA member, Corseal Limited, have moved to larger premises to enable the company to hold more stock and materials to facilitate a quick turnaround of orders for customers. Corseal remain based in Suffolk and their new address is: Unit 5a, Bull Lane Industrial Estate Acton Suffolk CO10 0BD Contact details remain unchanged. The UKGSA wish […]

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Autumn 2020 newsletter

Autumn 2020 Issue of our Newsletter

The Autumn 2020 issue of the UKGSA’s newsletter – Cutting Edge – is now available to download from our website. In this issue: results from our second Member Survey of 2020; we welcome our latest Member; machines bought and for sale; who’s been in the news; awards and sponsorship; new product launches & company developments; […]

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Best Gasket Manufacturers & Suppliers 2020

Best Gasket Manufacturers & Suppliers 2020

We’re delighted to announce that UKGSA Member, Direct Gaskets, have been awarded Best Gasket Manufacturers & Suppliers 2020 by SME News UK Enterprise Awards This is the third year that Direct Gaskets, based in Hull, have won this particular award. Speaking about their win, they said that it was solid proof of all the hard […]

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Leadership Council

Jointine Joins Talks with Leaders Council

Jane Smith, managing director of Jointine Products, has been invited by The Rt Hon The Lord Blunkett to join a private leadership talk with a select few members of  The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The discussion will focus on how COVID-19 has affected businesses. The Leaders Council is a network of […]

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Golf Day save the date

Save the Date – Annual Golf Day

The UK Gasket & Sealing Association’s Annual Golf Day is a key networking event not to be missed…so save the date! This year, due to coronavirus, we had to postpone our Annual Golf Day and fundraising Dinner. However, this event has been rearranged for the same venue in 2021. Members and visitors will be playing […]

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