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Protecting your seals

Dust gets everywhere.  We see it across the surfaces of our homes and even in our workplaces, especially when the light shines through to show it in its full glory!  However, dust that seeps and builds up within engineering equipment can be disastrous.  Causing damage...

Importance of durometer testing

Durometer or shore durometer is a way for industry professionals to measure how hard such things as plastic, rubber, and non-metallic materials genuinely are.  Its focus is to measure on a Shore A or Shore D scale, looking at how robust material is when examining its...

Metal Detectable O Rings

Metal detectable o rings became a necessary must when it was identified that some chemicals, exposure to extreme temperatures, and continuous vibrations could cause failings in standard o rings.  Failings that not only mean a breaking of the seal, but there is also an...

Tips for best o ring maintenance

If o rings are not maintained, leaks can occur, and water and other fluids can enter the appliance or application, and even product in the mix!  If this happens, damage can occur to internal parts and mechanisms, causing deployment failings, potential false readings,...

What you need to know about O Ring Lubricants

Silicone grease and lubricants aren’t just a nice to have for o rings, but they can quite often be a must-have.  However, with so many greases and lubricants to choose from, it can often be a minefield choosing the best ones and the right ones for your o ring and...

O Ring Replacement

Replacing an O Ring in pressure washer wands is probably one of the most common replacements you'll find when working with seals.  Unfortunately, O Rings don't last forever, and over time they do deteriorate, and you will require an O Ring replacement.  It's important...

Reasons behind seal failure and a look into seal replacement

Unfortunately, there are occasions where O-rings, in particular, fail.  The failure of these seals is not simply due to one factor, but various factors that can occur across a range of applications – hence why locating the exact cause of such problems is just that, a...

Gaskets and seals for Aerospace

Gaskets and seals used for aerospace applications and equipment must be of premium quality and to a substantially high standard.  They are used across a range of applications such as radars, antennas, lighting, access panels, electrical conductivity, pressure sealing,...

Finding the best sealing materials for Food Grade Applications

You will find rubber seals across various industries, providing an important element and operating as a vital fixing across a wide range of different applications and equipment.  However, these FDA gaskets must follow strict, set guidelines, in terms of their material...

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...

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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