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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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UKGSA Member Highly Commended

UKGSA Member, Jointine Products (Lincoln) Ltd, has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2019 Midlands Family Business Awards for the Manufacturing Excellence category. The winners and highly commended family businesses were announced at an awards ceremony in November. The Manufacturing Excellence category celebrates family business manufacturers across all industries that demonstrate success against a broad range […]

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Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show

Kewell Converters On Show

UKGSA member, Kewell Converters Ltd, are exhibiting at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics show which is taking place at the Farnborough International Exhibition Centre between 11-13 February 2020. The show, which is one of the most popular engineering shows in the UK, is a major showcase for new technology in machinery, production equipment, electronic production […]

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Munsch job opportunity

Job Opportunity at Munsch & Co

UKGSA Member, Munsch & Co, are looking for an additional full time Production Operative at their factory in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Substantial company growth in recent years means a job opportunity has arisen in their busy production facility. The role will involve manufacturing and producing their in-house product range which is supplied to a range of […]

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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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