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The Evolution of Gasket Solutions

When we talk about gaskets and the history of a gasket, we must start at the very beginning.  What is a gasket?  Ultimately, a gasket is a manufactured seal that is used to fill the gap/space between two or more surfaces.  Gaskets are typically manufactured by cutting...

How to preserve your gasket

Gaskets and seals don’t last forever. However, they are designed, or they should be, last for a considerable period.  In this sense, it is vital to look at ways to preserve your gaskets in order to avoid any application downtime.  Downtime that involves additional...

Important Design Features of Rubber Sealings

When it comes to designing the perfect rubber sealing, there are a few design features to bear in mind to help achieve the optimum solution.  In this post, we explore these rubber sealing features further and provide information on the benefits and best uses for these...

Optimal Squeeze for an O Ring to be effective

A doughnut-shaped seal that is primarily used to stop liquids and air from escaping or getting into specific spaces is the function and role of an O Ring.  Also known as a mechanical gasket, O rings are designed to fit between a groove and a compression during the...

High-temperatures and O Rings, what you need to know

Fluctuations in temperature and indeed heat is a significant factor across many applications that make use of o rings.  However, what is well known is how destructive heat can be when it comes to compound deterioration.  You are making choosing the ideal o ring...

How to restore your damaged rubber seals

Under the right circumstances and having the right tools to hand, you can restore rubber gasket seals and have them working as good as new in no time.  Rubber gasket seals provide a seal between two separate mechanisms, providing airtight seals to keep liquids and...

The importance of backup rings to O rings

Backup rings are ultimately used to help stop o ring migration, and they achieve this in both static and dynamic fluid power applications as the pressure cycles occur, preventing the extrusion of an o ring in the gap.  Ultimately a backup ring is a rigid ring that...

Gasket manufacturing process explained

Specialist Sealing Products have been providing high-quality gaskets to customers throughout the UK for many years. We pride ourselves in the range of gaskets we have available, suitable for a variety of applications across a range of industries.  Rubber gaskets are...

Designing seals for the food industry

There’s a number of factors to take into consideration when designing seals for the food industry. That’s because seals used within this sector need to work exceptionally hard in all food processing environments where hygiene and health and safety are of the utmost...

Storing your gaskets!

A strange headline for a gasket article, we know.  However, it’s an important area and one, which in this sector is often overlooked.  When we think about most products or items in and around our homes and business, we will recognise that most come with manufacturing...

QUALITY ASSURANCE 

ACCREDITATIONS 

Specialist Sealing Products are accredited to BS EN ISO 9001 : 2015 Incorporating AS9120 (Aerospace Approval) 

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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