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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 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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expansion for 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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