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Saint-Gobain Seals' Kontich Production Site Featured on the European Business Journal Website, Highlighting Their OmniSeal® Spring-Energized Seals

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Saint-Gobain Seals' Kontich Production Site Featured on the European Business Journal Website, Highlighting Their OmniSeal® Spring-Energized Seals

Press release date: May 21, 2014

GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA — Saint-Gobain Seals has been featured on the European Business Journal website; it will also be published in their magazine in the next few months.  The article, titled "Sealing the market," focused on their production site in Kontich, Belgium, in which Geert Vanthienen, Product manager - Sealing solutions, Europe (based at this site), was interviewed.  In the interview, the Seals' custom design and manufacture of innovative sealing and polymer solutions were highlighted, particularly their OmniSeal® spring-energized seals, which are a popular choice in the Oil Gas industry due to their proven extreme reliability and durability and ability to work in offshore, onshore and subsea environments.  This market is vital to the company as they are experiencing a high growth rate as customers and leaders in this industry seek new sources of sealing and polymer products offshore and in deeper waters.

Mr. Vanthienen stated, "It was a great opportunity to be interviewed by European Business Journal.  Our OmniSeal® product line has been used in other industries such as aerospace, life sciences, automotive and industrial; however, in Kontich, we are focusing on the Oil & Gas industry. Due to many years of experience and close cooperation with customers, we have become a market leader in the oil and gas segment in terms of high-performance seals. Extreme temperatures and highly demanding conditions create a demand for specific materials that we are able to supply. In order to meet the future market needs, we rely on our strong R&D and Engineering departments. This investment has resulted in being the top 100 most innovative companies, and about 45% of our sales consist of newly developed products."

As an international business magazine, European Business Journal provides readers with a global business perspective on people, companies and ideas that shape the economic development in Europe.  Their publication has been active for over 20 years and focuses on cutting-edge research and exclusive insight into leading European companies.  The online article can be accessed through this link:  www.european-business-journal.com/saint-gobain_performance_plastics_kontich_nv/portrait

Saint-Gobain Seals has long been a technical expert in the Oil & Gas industry and has contributed to various Oil & Gas industry publications in the past.  Aside from the above recent European Business Journal interview, they have also been featured in the European Oil & Gas magazine, contributed a technical article for a May 2013 issue of Offshore magazine, and will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Valve World.  They recently presented a technical paper at the High Performance Polymers for Oil & Gas conference with details of its next generation of materials, and will also present at the Element Oilfield Engineering with Polymers conference in October regarding a selection of thermoplastics for sealing solutions in aggressive environments.

About Saint-Gobain Seals (www.seals.saint-gobain.com)
Saint-Gobain Seals is a business unit under Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics' Engineered Components division; our parent company is one of the world's top 100 industrial groups.  With more than 50 years of manufacturing experience and an established global presence (with strategic sites in Garden Grove, California, USA; Kontich, Belgium; and Minhang, Shanghai, China), we offer a diverse range of innovative sealing and polymer solutions: 

Spring-Energized Seals
PTFE Rotary Shaft Seals
Fluoroelastomer Seals
EMI / RFI Shielding Solutions
High-Performance Fluoropolymer Compounds
Thermoset Polyimide Materials
High-Performance Thermoplastic Materials

Other products include Fluoroloy® (high-performance custom-formulated compounds and alloys), cup seals, hydraulic seals, metal seals, v-packings, piston rings, Marathon® (valves and vacuum pump diaphragms), Transband® (PTFE creepage band), custom parts, polymer bearings and stock shapes.

The majority of seals and polymer components manufactured are custom designed and matched with the best materials to optimize their performance in various applications and markets.

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