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O-rings suitable for the pharmaceutical industry

O rings are widely used across various industries to support a variety of different pieces of equipment and applications.  They provide an essential function and are ultimately moulded and manufactured to ensure they provide a continually high level of quality through...

The Best Chemical Resistant Gaskets for Sulfuric Acid

If you are using sulfuric acid on a regular basis within your industry, you might be aware of how corrosive it can be. While it can be useful for dyes, explosives, fertilisers, and many more applications, finding a chemical resistant gasket can often be one of the...

Different elastomers for o rings and various applications

An elastomer is a primary raw material used for most o rings. They are typically manufactured as gum rubber or manufactured synthetically, and surprisingly today, there are approximately over 32 different synthetic rubbers now available.  Elastomer compounds will...

Spiral wound gasket thickness – what’s best?

It is often recommended that using a thinner gasket type/material will result in better sealing performance.  Why?  Because thinner gaskets tend to require much less gasket stress to provide applications with the perfect seal, they also have an excellent response to...

Choosing the correct oil seal application

Choosing and using the proper sealing devices within oil and gas applications can be vital when preventing dirt, dust, water, and other debris from potentially getting inside and contaminating products.  Of course, all rubber materials and seals will provide a range...

Nitrile rubber, NBR, and Buna-N – how well do you know your o ring materials?

A widely used elastomer, Nitrile, Buna-N, or NBR rubber, are all oil and fuel resistant and provide a great level of strength, making them a popular material for seals across various industries.  Suitable for a range of applications, this versatile rubber material,...

Optimum squeezing force for an o ring

It is true that the more squeeze you place on an o ring, the tighter the seal it will provide. In essence, the more squeeze (compression) you apply, the greater the force between the o ring and its mating hardware.  And ensuring you have the perfect seal is all...

O Ring Squeeze

The squeeze and shrinkage on an o ring are vital to understanding as these factors stand in the way of your application either experiencing a perfect seal or your application suffering from leaks.  You can measure the shrinkage of an o ring during...

Keeping your o rings bonded

EMI o rings. Those seal ring gaskets are made of silicone compounds, combining environmental sealing with electromagnetic interference protection.  Consisting of metal or metal-coated particles, silicone o rings are filled with silver, silver aluminium, or nickel...

The importance of mechanical seals when reducing water consumption in mining

Environmental considerations are at the top of most industry's agendas in the 21st century as companies evaluate and improve operations, processes, and systems.  Conserving water in mining is one such area that is now being investigated further with the rotation of...

QUALITY ASSURANCE 

CERTIFICATIONS 

Specialist Sealing Products are certified by Lloyds Register to the following standards:

ISO9001:2015
AS9120B (technically equivilent to EN9120:2018 and SJAC 9120:A)

Product Certification – Is available for all products supplied and will include details of all manufacturing and material specifications, batch numbers, cure dates and shelf life giving full source lot traceability 

Product Testing – Testing and Inspection facilities are available to demonstrate compliance of products supplied to British and International Standards and Specifications. 

Specialist Sealing Products are also able to offer the following additional Quality Control benefits  

  • 100% Inspection 
  • High Magnification Inspection 
  • IRHD Testing 
  • Colour Coding 
  • Indivdual Bagging 
  • Individual Labelling and Branding

Specialist Sealing Products are also able to offer the following additional Quality Control benefits  

  • 100% Inspection 
  • High Magnification Inspection 
  • IRHD Testing 
  • Colour Coding 
  • Indivdual Bagging 
  • Individual Labelling and Branding

QUALITY POLICY 

Specialist Sealing Products aims to ensure that its products and services meet the needs and expectations of its customers at all times in accordance with contractual requirements, its policies and procedures. 

The organisations management operates a Quality Management System that has gained ISO 9001:2015 certification incorporating AS9120 Aerospace Standard, including aspects specific to the supply of precision seal, gaskets and associated products and is committed to: 

      1. Develop and improve its Quality Management System 
      2. Continually improve the effectiveness of the Quality Management System 
      3. The enhancement of : 
      • Product quality, specification and integrity 
      • Logistics 
      • Customer satisfaction 
      • Supplier performance Risk minimisation 
      • Work ethics 

Specialist Sealing Products has a continuing commitment to: 

  • Ensure that customer needs and expectations are determined and fulfilled with the aim of achieving customer satisfaction 
  • Communicate throughout the organisation the importance of meeting customer needs and all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements 
  • Establish the Quality Policy and its objectives 
  • Ensure the management reviews not only set but review the quality objectives, and report on the Internal audit results as a means of monitoring and measuring the processes and the effectiveness of the Quality Management System 
  • Ensure the availability of resources. 

The Organisation complies with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements and constantly monitors its quality performance, implementing improvements when appropriate. 

All personnel understand the requirements of this Quality Policy and abide with the requirements of the Quality Management System as defined in this Quality Procedures Manual. This Quality Policy is regularly reviewed in order to ensure its continuing suitability. 

Copies are made available to all members of staff along with copies of the minutes of Management Reviews, or extracts thereof, in accordance with their role and responsibilities as a means of communicating the effectiveness of the Quality Management System. 

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