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New Head of R&D joins IDEX Sealing Solutions

New Head of R&D joins IDEX Sealing Solutions

Stefano Arrigoni joins IDEX Sealing Solutions as Head of Research and Development. With many years experience in the high performance polymers, Stefano will be responsible for maintaining the company's position at the forefront of elastomer technology.

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New Operations Manager joins PPE

New Operations Manager joins PPE

Lindsey Smithson joins the growing team at Precision Polymer Engineering, as Operations Manager, based at the UK manufacturing facility in Blackburn.

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Chris Allan cycles across the French Alps for local charities

Chris Allan cycles across the French Alps for local charities

1st - 8th Sept, PPE Oil & Gas Product Manager Chris Allan is taking on the challenge of a lifetime. Cycling over 580 miles across the French Alps for local charities, Rosemere Cancer Foundation and Blackburn Youth Zone. See his progress ....

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Sanitary gasket sealing solutions for UV, SIP and CIP sterilisation processes

Sanitary gasket sealing solutions for UV, SIP and CIP sterilisation processes

The food and beverage industries are under increased pressure by customers demanding a reduction in chemical additives and preservatives, resulting in…

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The rise of Jack-up Rigs: Shallow to subsea waters

The rise of Jack-up Rigs: Shallow to subsea waters

Jack-up rigs are becoming increasingly popular. Traditionally used in shallow water, they have evolved into robust innovations – stretching to subsea limits. So what does this mean for elastomer seals changing from shallow to subsea waters?

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Precision Polymer Engineering re-certified as Investor In People

Precision Polymer Engineering re-certified as Investor In People

Precision Polymer Engineering has achieved Investors In People accreditation, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

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Sealing failure in Oil & Gas:  Reducing the impact of RGD

Sealing failure in Oil & Gas: Reducing the impact of RGD

Component failure in the Oil and Gas Industry can have truly disastrous consequences. PPE explores best practice to reduce the impact of Rapid Gas Decompression.

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PPE launches new sealing materials at Semicon West

PPE launches new sealing materials at Semicon West

Two new plasma resistant Perlast perfluoroelastomers (FFKM) will make their debut appearance at Semicon West in San, Francisco this week.

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Sealing and Compliance with Tier III and Tier IV standards

Sealing and Compliance with Tier III and Tier IV standards

This article explores challenges faced by diesel engine operators in the face of Tier III, and how the correct selection of sealing materials could deliver better performing solutions.

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Food for thought – How to prevent rubber contamination in food products

Food for thought – How to prevent rubber contamination in food products

In 2016 there was an increase in the number of recorded recalls of food products contaminated with rubber, a 22% surge compared to 2015. (Source: US …

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Is Silicone food-safe?

Is Silicone food-safe?

Precision Polymer Engineering manufacturers from a wide range of elastomeric materials – including silicone. But how safe is silicone sealing, and how can the health of the end consumer be protected?

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PPE take next step in growth with new website

PPE take next step in growth with new website

At Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) we’re proud to introduce our brand new, state-of-the-art website – showcasing our innovative sealing products and the expertise of our skilled engineers.

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