First Seal Manufacturer outside the Americas Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Elastomer Seals Supply to the Aerospace Industry

by Aidan Towers | Jan 09, 2012

Nadcap (the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) recognizes Precision Polymer Engineering for its quality systems and manufacturing processes

High performance seals manufacturer, Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a Unit of IDEX Corp., is the first manufacturer of its kind outside the Americas to receive Nadcap accreditation for the production of its elastomer seals.

Nadcap is the highest standard accreditation awarded to suppliers to the aerospace industry and provides an assurance of quality and integrity in component manufacture. Accreditation is awarded only after a rigorous audit of an organization’s quality and manufacturing systems. The audit covers processes throughout the business; from raw materials, tooling and manufacturing, to inspection, packaging and dispatch.

"This accreditation is a great achievement for PPE and reflects our commitment to quality and continuous improvement in all aspects of our business”’ says Paul Gillyon, PPE managing director, “I believe it shows PPE once again taking a clear lead in aiming for the highest global standards of quality in elastomer seals manufacture".

"Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy: it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Companies such as Precision Polymer Engineering work hard to obtain this status and they should be justifiably proud of it," said Joe Pinto, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute. "PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as PPE be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward."

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About Nadcap Created in 1990 by SAE Inc., Nadcap is administered by the not‐for‐profit Performance Review Institute. PRI exists to advance the interests of the mobility and related industries through development of performance standards and administration of quality assurance, accreditation, and certification programs as well as related activities for the benefit of industry, government, and the general public. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at www.pri‐ or contact PRI at

About PPE

Precision Polymer Engineering Ltd (PPE) is a leading provider of high performance O‐rings, technical mouldings and sealing solutions to a diverse range of industries. Its markets are global, and include aerospace, defence, semiconductor / photovoltaic manufacture, diesel engine manufacture, oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, bio‐analytical and food processing.

Founded in 1974, and based in Blackburn, England, PPE employs over 260 people and has sales offices, distributors and agents in the US, Europe and Asia. The company's success is based on continuous development of new sealing solutions in its advanced materials testing and research laboratory.

In 2010, PPE was acquired by IDEX Corporation and is an operating unit of IDEX's Health & Science Technologies. IDEX is a global leader in fluid and metering technologies, serving high growth specialised markets, including health and science technologies.

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