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Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Mechanisms

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. 

Plug-and-go steel seals offer lower operational costs 

2nd December 2011 Seals manufacturer and specialist AESSeal says its new all-stainless steel double mechanical plug-and-go cartridge seal, the T05VC, offers significantly lower operational costs over time than its disposable counterparts. 

Global seals supplier introduces shaft restoring device

2nd December 2011 Bearings, seals and lubrication systems supplier SKF has unveiled its Speedi-Sleeve solution, which it says will restore-seal worn shafts quickly and economically. 

Seals company sees growth in SA petrochemicals, oil and gas industries

2nd December 2011 Seals and gaskets manufacturer and trader Novus Sealing South Africa says it is experiencing success across South Africa’s chemicals, petrochemicals and oil and gas industries.  

Seals manufacturer awarded highest aerospace standard accreditation

2nd December 2011 UK-based seals manufacturer Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) says it is the first company of its kind outside the Americas to receive accreditation under the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) for the production of its elastomer seals. 

New gasketing material for high temperature sealing

2nd December 2011 Global fluid sealing products manufacturer Garlock Sealing Technologies has introduced a new gasketing material for high-temperature sealing applications.  

Manufacturer introduces preforms for sealing subminiature electronics

2nd December 2011 Adhesive preforms manufacturer Multi-Seals has introduced its Nano-forms epoxy preforms to provide precision seals on microelectronics.  

Coatings and sealant producer wins annual innovation award

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     2nd December 2011 Two polyvinyl chloride- (PVC-) free sealing compound systems manufactured by German company Actega Coatings & Sealants have won the 2011 innovation award hosted by its parent company, specialty chemicals company Altana Group.  

Three new products enter South African market

3rd September 2010 Chemicals company ABE Construction Chemicals, which holds the local distributing rights for several major products from manufacturer of quality sealants and adhesives UK-based Geocel, has launched three new Geocel products into the South African market.  

Seals available in increased lengths

3rd September 2010 Manufacturer and distributor of security seals Vikela Aluvin reports that both its Fast seal and Dragon seal are now available in extra lengths, which allows the seals to be used in a wide range of new applications. 

New double-acting piston seals

3rd September 2010 Industrial consumables and engineering firm BMG has introduced a new range of sealing products. The 780 Hallite double-acting piston seals have a robust assembly for efficient operation, reduced wear resistance and extended service life on any hydraulic cylinder application.  

Distributor expands its African footprint

By: Dimakatso Motau     3rd September 2010 Distributor of rotary shaft seals and o-ring seals East Rand Seals reports that it plans to expand its footprint into Africa, particularly in Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

Distribution agreement signed with US-based company

By: Dimakatso Motau     3rd September 2010 Industrial rotating equipment, transmission, gearbox supply, sealing and repair company Zantec Projects says that it has signed a distribution agreement with US-based company PPC Mechanical Seals, a manufacturer of engineered mechanical seals and sealing support systems. 

An alternative to liquid adhesives for components assembly

3rd September 2010 Manufacturer of precision adhesive preforms used in a wide variety of applications primarily for use in original-equipment manufacturer electromechanical components, Multi-Seals, has launched an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly.  

High-tech machine enhances sealing technology capability

By: Dimakatso Motau     3rd September 2010 Integrated technology solutions provider SKF reports that it has acquired the Economos Seal-Jet NG 060 machine from its sister company SKF Austria. 

Agrihubs reduce downtime

3rd September 2010 Provider of bearings, seals, mechatronics and lubrications systems SKF reports that its agri-hubs, fitted to replace bushes on rollers of a LandPac scraper unit, have eliminated large maintenances, reliability problems, reduced downtime and increased active operating hours. 

Fully and semiautomated equipment increases local company’s capacity

By: Petronel Smit     4th September 2009 Gasket manufacturer Klinger and sister company Klinger Mzansi, part of the Klinger Group International, recently introduced new fully and semiautomated equipment, which has effectively increased the company’s capacity by about 50 % in its spiral wound manufacturing plant based in Wadeville. 

Adhesive bonding is 
becoming the preferred technology of use

4th September 2009 The German Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research (IFAM) reports that new combinations of materials, as well as the rigorous requirements for connections, have made adhesive bonding the preferred technology in the bonding industry. 

Manufacturer reports successful compliance with asbestos legislation

By: Petronel Smit     4th September 2009 Gasket manufacturing and distribution company Gasket Manufacturing Corporation (GMC) reports that 18 months after the banning of asbestos, solutions to every possible application have been found. 

New sealing system 
improves carton security

4th September 2009 Security sealing specialist Vikela Aluvin has introduced the SecuriTape system, which secures cardboard boxes with high-value contents. 

Sealing solutions 
company designs seals for petrochemicals giant

By: Petronel Smit     4th September 2009 Sealing solutions company EagleBurgmann has custom designed seals for petrochemicals giant Sasol. The seals are designed to solve bad actor problems and improve overall mean time between failures, which reduces indirect spend on maintenance and downtime. 

Sealing company stresses need for rotary shaft seals

5th September 2008 Diversified engineering company Bearing Man has stressed the importance of the TTI rotary shaft seals in the industry. 

New products extends company's reach

5th September 2008 Security bag and seal solutions company Truseal has increased its product range with the addition of three new products. 

New technology makes strides in local market

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th September 2008 Newly developed DiamondFaces technology, which was developed by sealing solutions company EagleBurgmann, is making strides towards capturing a significant portion of the local market. 

Unusual design incorporated in shopping centre project

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th September 2008 Glazing engineering company L&D Enterprises has incorporated an unusual artistic design in a project recently executed for civils giant Murray & Roberts’ Bedford Square Shopping Centre. 

Sealing company aims to make automotive impact

By: Jonathan Faurie     5th September 2008 Diversified sealing company Loctite, a division of Henkel South Africa, is aiming to make an impact on the automotive industry through its remodeled sealing products and service offering, reports the company. 

Seal manufacturer completes petrochemicals plant safety upgrade

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Seals and sealing transits manufacturer Roxtec Africa, part of the Roxtec group, has completed an upgrade at petrochemical giant Sasol's Otene Train 3 plant in Secunda. 

Awards generate business for local seals manufacturer

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 The local branch of seal manufacturing company AESSeal, is reaping the benefits after receiving a number of awards between 2004 and 2006, says company key accounts manager for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) Bevan Braybrooke. 

Joint integrity programme improves safety standards

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Gasket manufacturer and supplier Klinger Mzansi, part of the Klinger group, has developed a joint integrity programme that has improved the safety standards on clients work sites, reports Klinger Mzansi MD David Halstead. 

New seals distribution, refurbishment company established

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Mechanical seals distribution and refurbishment company Titan Seals has been established off the back of a series of successful projects, one of which was a successful water saving project between AESSeal and Mondi, reports Titan Seal MD Luke Longmore. 

Gasket company strives for African growth

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Gasket manufacturing and distribution company Gasket Manufacturing Corporation (GMC-SA) has put a system in place that will improve the company's penetration into the African market, reports Gasket Manufacturing MD Mark Stoger. 

International alliances bring diversity to local seals, gasket market

By: Jonathan Faurie     7th September 2007 Local seals and gasket manufacturing and distribution company Novus Sealing South Africa has aligned itself with international seals and gasket companies to promote diversity in the South African seals and gasket market. 

Siemens turbomachinery factory quadruples turnover in three years

By: Jade Davenport     20th October 2006 Turbo-machinery and spare part manufacturer Siemens Power Generation Mechanical Services (PGMS) has experienced significant growth in the last three years, with the company’s turnover increasing from R80-million to R320-million since 2003. 

Outlook good, despite tough trading conditions

By: cheryl reddy     8th September 2006 The South African seals and gaskets industry is fraught will a multitude of low cost, low quality suppliers but, despite tough trading conditions, outlook for the seals division remains positive, says Durban-based company, Bearing Man. 

Sealing system saves water

By: cheryl reddy     8th September 2006 Seals specialist AES Seal has developed an innovative water-management system designed to significantly reduce waste in barrier-fluid systems, reports sales manager Hans Keus. He says that AES Seal undertook a water review programme five years ago and has since made some remarkable findings. Keus... 

Slurry sealing solution cuts maintenance down time

By: cheryl reddy     8th September 2006 Technology has advanced tremendously over the last decade with regard to slurry pump sealing applications and, according to EagleBurgmann Seals South Africa, there are many advantages adding customer benefit from converting to a mechanical seal. 

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