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Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Mechanisms

New isolation gasket offers improved leakage rates

15th May 2020 Early this year, engineering components provider BMG launched its Evolution fully-coated isolation gaskets which was designed to meet the demand for sealing and isolation products in the oil and gas sector. BMG’s Evolution isolation gaskets have been developed by fluid sealing products... 

Steady increase in gasket sealant sales

By: Halima Frost     15th May 2020 Since the launch of adhesive manufacturer Loctite’s 518 gasket sealant pen in South Africa last year, local distributors have shown a steady increase in sales. The Loctite 518 gasket sealant pen was developed to complement the previously launched Loctite 518 flange sealant. 

Steady increase in gasket sealant sales
PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD The Loctite 518 gasket sealant pen combines the leak-fighting properties of 518 flange sealant with a roll-on applicator

New gland packing reduces emissions

By: Halima Frost     15th May 2020 Companies looking to lower emissions can now buy sealing solutions manufacturer Teadit’s 2236 gland packing in South Africa from gasket manufacturer and distributor Absolut Gasket. Gland packing is a contact-type sealing element that comprises a braided rope-like material that is packed around... 

New gland packing  reduces emissions
TIGHT FIT The Teadit glad packing is packed tightly around the shaft of a pump or valve to seal the moving shaft from the housing component

Leading seal brand rebranding

15th May 2020 Bearing and rotation specialists SKF has introduced a new packaging design for its vehicle aftermarket products, more so its sealing solutions provider Chicago Rawhide seals. Inspired by Chicago Rawhide’s 140th anniversary in 2018, SKF decided to relaunch the Chicago Rawhide seals brand as a pure... 

Leading seal  brand rebranding
NOWHERE TO HIDE The new branding on Chicago Rawhide seals stays true to SKF's traditional blue colour for bearings and green colour for seals

Seals company introduces bearing seal combo

15th May 2020 Advanced materials and product supplier Freudenberg Sealing Technologies introduced a machine component that combines a plastic rotating bearing with a seal in a single, precisely matched unit which the company says is an innovation first. Introduced in February, the design offers significant... 

Seals company introduces bearing seal combo
DYNAMIC DUO The bearing and seal combination introduced by Freudenberg has been validated through extensive testing

Company launches new seals and materials for aerospace industry

9th August 2019 German sealing applications specialist Freudenberg Sealing Technologies introduced several new materials and sealing innovations at the 2019 International Paris Air Show held on June 17 this year. The innovations are designed to help aerospace customers address ever increasing safety and... 

Company reduces costs, improves efficiency

9th August 2019 Technical solutions provider BMG’s global fluid sealing products manufacturer Garlock products – along with the company’s technical expertise, on-site maintenance, emission monitoring and repair programmes – ensure reduced operational costs, improved efficiency, minimal downtime and uninterrupted... 

Economy contributes to decrease in product demand

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     9th August 2019 Despite the current downturn in economic conditions, Bearings International (BI) recently launched a new hybrid gasketing liquid from premium supplier Loctite. The new 518 pen-style gasketing liquid offers customers significant cost-savings. “This is most welcome in the current economic... 

Economy contributes to decrease in product demand
PRESSURE HANDLING The company offers sealing components that can handle different types of environments and pressures

Learnership programme in sealing industry reaping fruit

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     9th August 2019 Since the introduction of sealing products manufacturer KLINGER Mzansi’s training academy in 2017, the company has received continuous enquiries from companies about the learnership programme offered at the academy. “Our customers have enquired regarding sending their staff members for correct... 

Learnership programme in sealing industry reaping fruit
IMPROVING LIVES The programme will contribute towards the country’s economy and provide skills and opportunities in the sealing industry

Ongoing waterproofing for Innovation Hub campus

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     10th August 2018 Speciality chemicals manufacturer a.b.e. Construction Chemicals continues to provide large volumes of polyurea coating for the waterproofing of an expansive roof of one of the Innovation Hub campus’ new buildings in Gaborone, Botswana. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the... 

Ongoing waterproofing for Innovation Hub campus
COMPLETE COATING The waterproofing of an expansive roof of one of the Botswana Innovation Hub campus’ new buildings is about 90% complete

Company appoints resellers to install sealing systems

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     10th August 2018 Distributor and maintenance contractor Southern Africa Master Distributors (SAMD), which is the Africa representative for sealing solutions provider Beele Engineering, has trained and appointed resellers in key industries to install Beele Engineering products, says SAMD sales and marketing... 

Company appoints  resellers to install  sealing systems
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SOLAR SEALING Southern Africa Master Distributors is in negotiations to supply Beele Engineering products for a solar plant, in the Northern Cape

Local manufacturer looks to bridge skills gap

By: Nadine James     11th August 2017 Sealing products manufacturer Klinger Mzansi has opened its training academy, which offers a learnership programme, joint integrity training as well as an introductory course on all of the company’s products. Klinger sales and marketing director Phillip Herbst notes that the academy opened on... 

Local manufacturer looks to bridge skills gap
KLINGER TRAINING ACADEMY The trainees have access to a fully equipped workshop, and gain both practical and theoretical knowledge

Phase 1 of aquarium resealing project completed

By: Nadine James     11th August 2017 Speciality chemicals manufacturer a.b.e. Construction Chemicals supplied a range of products for the resealing of the waterproofing system of two Cape Town Two Oceans Aquarium tanks between January and March this year. The Two Oceans Aquarium – located at the V&A Waterfront – is resealing its... 

Phase 1 of aquarium  resealing project completed
WATER TIGHT The project, which included waterproofing the Kelp and Predator tanks, also involved applying new waterproofing to the aquarium’s public and service areas

Rust-prevention sealing system ideal for corrosive environments

By: Nadine James     11th August 2017 Engineering components manufacturer Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) range of sealing products includes the Rust-Anode cold galvanisation system, designed for rust prevention in diverse industries, says BMG seals business unit manager Marc Gravett. He explains that Rust-Anode is the first active cold... 

Rust-prevention  sealing system ideal for corrosive environments
MULTIPURPOSE PRODUCT Rust-Anode is perfect for applications where an anti-corrosion seal would be beneficial

Correct sealing products imperative

5th August 2016 The selection of the correct industrial sealing product in modern engineering is a critical consideration, both in the design of new equipment and in the choice of products to replace those that are no longer suitable, says industrial static sealing products manufacturer and supplier BMG gaskets... 

Correct sealing products imperative
INDUSTRIAL STATIC SEALING PRODUCTS BMG’s range of sealing products is designed for reliability, chemical and corrosion resistance, extended service life and easy installation

Increasing demand for gasket installation

By: Robyn Wilkinson     5th August 2016 Having identified a need in the market for the correct installation of gaskets at industrial plants, supplier of sealing products and services Klinger Mzansi is offering a Joint Integrity Management Service in addition to its product line to help increase the safety and efficiency of plants. 

Sales of new static head seals increasing

By: Donna Slater     7th August 2015 Market acceptance of Edenvale-based seals company Seal & Gasket Supplies’ DFL108 static head seal has been positive, as consumers are receiving the full benefits and advantages of the seal, says sales manager Dulcie Nkambule. 

Sales of new static head seals increasing
DFL108 Seal & Gasket Supplies’ DFL108 is suited for applications including hydraulic cylinders, high-pressure hydraulic systems and high-pressure valves

New seal system cuts water use

7th August 2015 International packaging and paper group Mondi is replacing the quench-to-drain flushing and lubricating systems of the mechanical seals at its Richards Bay mill with a continuous loop water management design supplied by mechanical seals and support system company Aesseal. 

New seal system  cuts water use
NEW SYSTEM Pump and mechanical seals at Mondi Richards Bay, fitted with Aesseal continuous loop flushing and lubricating system

Seal-saving device worth its weight in gold

By: Donna Slater     7th August 2015 A hydraulic cylinder- and seal-protecting device, which was destroyed during December 2014 in a gold-smelting accident attributed to hydraulic failure, prevented the hydraulic systems of Germiston-based precious metals refiner Rand Refinery from being damaged and the company from having to deal... 

Seal-saving device worth  its weight in gold
SEAL SAVING DEVICE Seal Savers take only 20 minutes to install, which is made easy using heavy-duty Velcro strips and built-in clamps

Bandage system ideal for sealing water reservoirs

7th August 2015 Ready-mix concrete supplier a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ durajoint flexband joint bandage system offers a solution for waterproofing expansion and construction joints, including critical joint areas with high or frequent movement, says the company’s concrete repair and general construction... 

Bandage system ideal for sealing water reservoirs
POTABLE WATER APPLICATION a.b.e.’s durajoint flexband system is particularly suitable for sealing of joints in potable water concrete reservoirs and other water-retaining structures

Polyurethane material offers benefits to seal manufacturing

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Seal and gasket manufacturer Seal & Gasket Supplies now uses large-diameter semifinished raw materials in nitrile butadiene rubber and hydrolysis-resistant polyurethane (HPU) in the manufacture of its seal products. “As customers are realising the importance of using high-quality products with... 

Polyurethane material offers benefits to  seal manufacturing
MATERIAL BENEFIT Hydrolysis-resistant polyurethane (HPU) material for seal manufacturing is durable, with excellent wear resistance and good elasticity

Mechanical slurry seals sales increase

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Sealing solutions company EagleBurgmann Seals South Africa (SA) has registered a 20-fold increase in sales for its slurry application mechanical seals in the past two years and aims to increase its sales by another 25% this year, says EagleBurgmann Seals SA engineering manager Francois Botha.... 

Mechanical slurry seals sales increase
LASTING SUCCESS EagleBurgmann mechanical slurry seals have been in use uninterruptedly for more than two years

Bushing restores gland sealing in pump

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Mechanical seals company Aesseal has supplied a specialised PFR-throat bushing to restore the gland seal to specification in a wastewater pump serving the Umhlatuzana Inlet sewage pumpstation (SPS), in Durban. The bushing fitting forms part of eThekwini Water and Sanitation’s current extensive... 

Bushing restores gland sealing  in pump
IMPROVING RELIABILITY The PFR-throat bushing restored the gland seal to specification in the wastewater pump

New cable entry seals launched for underground applications

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Cable- and pipe-sealing mechanisms manufacturer Roxtec has developed and launched a new solution, the Roxtec UG cable entry seals for underground sealing against constant water pressure. “The modular-based multi-cable entry seals are designed to resist constant and catastrophic water pressure.... 

New cable entry  seals launched for  underground applications
UNDERGROUND SEALING The modular-based multi-cable entry seals are designed to be resistant to constant and catastrophic water pressure

Industrial exhibition to showcase sealing demonstrations

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 South Africa-based bearing supplier Bearing Man Group (BMG), which will celebrate its fortieth anniversary this year, will host the first BMG Expo next month. This industrial productivity exhibition will be held at the BMG Park, in Johannesburg, from September 18 to 19.  

Industrial exhibition  to showcase  sealing demonstrations
INCREASED PRODUCTION The Seal Maker SML 500e machine can produce more than 180 standardised seals

Sealing challenges met in aerospace industry

8th August 2014 While polymer solutions company Trelleborg has partnered with aircraft manufacturers in the design of systems containing its seals, bearings and air frame components for over 65 years, the company keeps abreast of the latest technology developments in the aerospace industry and meets the sealing... 

Sealing challenges met in aerospace industry
VITAL GLOBALITY Trelleborg has ten facilities capable of producing seals, bearings and airframe solutions around the world

Seals growth of 16% trumps last year’s performance 

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Global technology company SKF’s Southern African Seals division has registered a 16% growth in the first six months of this year, compared with the same period in 2013, SKF Southern Africa platform manager André Weyers tells Engineering News. “The growth this year has been phenomenal, considering... 

Seals growth of 16% trumps last year’s performance
SKF Southern Africa platform manager André Weyers discusses SKF’s expansion of its standard range of rotary shaft seals.

Local company distributes protective cover for seals

By: David Oliveira     9th August 2013 Local filter design and manufacturing company Filter Focus’ Seal Saver cylinder cover, launched last month, helps extend hydraulic seal and cylinder life by at least three times and protects seals and cylinders from the dirt and debris in the harsh African environment, says Filter Focus COO Craig... 

Liquid tyre-sealing mechanism launching in South Africa

9th August 2013 An environment-friendly tyre protection sealant, which improves safety for the driver, reduces fuel consumption, lowers maintenance costs and has fewer rim assembly problems, is being launched by the automotive division of South Africa-based bearings supplier Bearing Man Group (BMG).  The sealant... 

Mechanical seals company makes anticorruption commitment

By: David Oliveira     9th August 2013 Mechanical seals manufacturer AESSEAL South Africa received accreditation in June from US-based nonprofit member association Trace International, in which AESSEAL MD Rob Waites expects to involve other member companies. 

Mechanical seals company makes anticorruption commitment
TRACE ACCREDITED The purpose of the accreditation is to promote the ethics of antibribery and anticorruption in a company

Two-year growth plan successful, expanding range

By: David Oliveira     9th August 2013 Global technology company SKF’s two-year growth plan has been so successful that it will soon be extending its standard range of rotary-shaft seals, which is currently available from 6 mm up to 250 mm shaft diameter, up to 540 mm diameter. This will enable the company to offer sealing solutions... 

Manufacturer secures contract in telecommunications sector

By: David Oliveira     9th August 2013 Cable- and pipe-sealing mechanisms manufacturer Roxtec has completed work on five modular data centres, with two nearing completion, for mobile communications company Vodacom’s Project Cube. “The nature of the equipment in the containers and Vodacom’s drive to cut energy costs and improve... 

Accredited joint, flange sealing academy opens in SA

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th August 2012 Sealing and jointing materials manufacturer and trader Novus Sealing South Africa, an authorised distributor of international industrial sealing product, gasket and packing firm FDS Group, launched the South African arm of the UK-based Academy of Joint Integrity in May. 

Contracts in excess of R2.4m awarded to cable sealing mechanisms manufacturer

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th August 2012 Local manufacturer and supplier of cable and pipe sealing systems Roxtec Africa has been awarded three contracts worth more than R2.4-million for its transit frame sealing systems by companies in the power generation, petrochemicals and mining industries. 

Packing product prevents leaks, saves energy at power station

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th August 2012 Seal manufacturer AESSeal says its packing product for use in critical boiler and turbine valve applications has significantly increased cost savings and plant availability and decreased the leak-ratio factor to zero at State-owned power utility Eskom’s 3 654 MW capacity Tutuka power station,... 

Solid adhesives benefit industry

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th August 2012 Several advantages exist when using preformed adhesive epoxies instead of liquid adhesives, manufacturer of adhesive preforms Multi-Seals technical support manager Ken Harvill tells Engineering News. 

Liquid gaskets said to outperform traditional materials 

10th August 2012 Speciality chemicals and adhesives supplier Henkel South Africa, which is also the manufacturer of the Loctite brand of sealants, maintains that liquid gaskets produce seals that create better results than traditional materials. 

SA company to import US manufactured products

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     2nd December 2011 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) reports that its seals division has added a US manufactured product range to its existing offering. 

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