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Expansion for Flexitallic

Flexitallic Expanding

UKGSA Member, Flexitallic UK Ltd, is expanding its operations in Wales and the South West of the UK by opening new premises in Bridgend. Flexitallic have relocated to a 3,500 square foot building which will be its first manufacturing facility in the region. This is great news for Flexitallic and for the South West as […]

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Latest issue of Cutting Edge

Read the Latest Cutting Edge

The Autumn 2019 issue of our Member newsletter, Cutting Edge, is now available to download from our website. In this issue we announce a new FREE advert offer for members, we share photos from our technical visit to James Walker Gourock and our Race Night events, and we announce the date of our 2020 Annual […]

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People's Choice Award

Jointine Products up for People’s Choice Award

Congratulations to UKGSA Member, Jointine Products Ltd, who are in the running for a People’s Choice Award as part of being a Finalist in the Manufacturing Excellence category of the Midlands Family Business Awards. Voting for the awards has commenced and ends on 31 October. Winners will be announced at the 10th Family Business Awards […]

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Flame resistant nitrile rubber

New Flame Resistant Nitrile Rubber

UKGSA Member, MacLellan Rubber, have launched a new flame resistant nitrile rubber material following requests from clients for a sheet material that would deliver exceptional oil resistance combined with good tensile and elongation at break characteristics for higher bolt loading applications. Following extensive in-house testing and third part accreditation, the new flame resistant nitrile rubber […]

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Engineering Design Show

HITEK at Engineering Design Show

If you are attending the Engineering Design Show during 16-17 October 2019, pop along to Stand C55 and say hello to UKGSA member, HITEK Electronic Materials. The Engineering Design Show, which is taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, is the only event dedicated to Engineering, Electronics and Embedded Design in the UK providing […]

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free advert

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 j-flex.com 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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