Sealing manufacturer opens new facility in Shanghai


The Trelleborg Group, developer of high-performance sealing and damping solutions, recently inaugurated its newly constructed manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China. According to the company, the increased production capacity from this state-of-the-art plant will allow Trelleborg to meet increasing demand from industry in China and the rest of Asia.

Trelleborg recently inaugurated its new manufacturing facility (shown here) in Shanghai.
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Many of Trelleborg’s proprietary high-technology sealing products will be produced at the over 100,000-square-foot (10,000 m2) facility, which has been designed to meet stringent environmental standards. On-site will be a 1,000-square-foot (100 m2) Class 100 (ISO 5) cleanroom for the manufacture of the company’s Isolast® perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) seals.

The chemical- and thermal-resistant seals operate in temperatures ranging from cryogenic up to 617°F (325°C) and seal effectively under pressure or in a vacuum. According to the company, the seals provide nearly universal chemical resistance to withstand aggressive fluids such as acids, bases, solvents, and gases, as well as autoclaving. The material formulations are USDA, FDA, and USP Class VI compliant and help to reduce downtime and improve production efficiency by extending seal life, while minimizing the risk of contamination and bacterial ingress. Applicable industries include medical, food, beverage, and pharmaceutical processing.

In addition to its manufacturing operations, the Shanghai facility will provide a range of services, including technical support for design and product development, and research and testing for both local and international customers. The company expects to have about 100 employees at the new facility by the end of the year.

According to Claus Barsøe, president of the Trelleborg sealing solutions business area, “We now have a best-in-class facility with enough capacity to meet growing demand. This marks another stage in strengthening our position in China.”