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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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highly commended

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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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 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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