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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Expands its Indiana-based R&D Center

Published on 2015-11-10. Author : SpecialChem

Positioning itself to meet current and upcoming growth opportunities, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, announces it has increased the size of its Product Testing Laboratory located at the HA Traub Technical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Fig. 1: Trelleborg

This expansion comprises of a 1,000 square foot addition to the existing facility in order to accommodate the growing requests for product testing and validation – including rotary seals, specialty aerospace sealing and environmental testing.

Research and development in the Americas

The Product Test Laboratory is part of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Research and Development Center for the Americas, which also provides materials testing, materials development, product engineering and product development in support of Trelleborg’s continually evolving sealing product line. Trelleborg’s customers will greatly benefit from the additional capacity and further investment in R&D.

Colin Macqueen, Director of Technology for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in the Americas, says: “We are very excited about this expansion as it affords us the opportunity to leverage new opportunities and support the continued growth of our sealing business. Well known for its decades of expertise and R&D innovations in sealing solutions, this investment further demonstrates Trelleborg’s commitment to quality, innovation and operational excellence over the long term.”

HA Traub Center

The HA Traub Center, also referred to as the HAT Center, was built in 1997 and named in honor of Hank Traub, co-founder of WS Shamban & Co., the developer of one of the sealing technologies used by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. Mr. Traub was the holder of 17 seal-related patents, including many products still considered market leaders today. The HA Traub Center is one of eight R&D centers worldwide serving - among others - the automotive, aerospace, medical, pharmaceutical, food and semiconductor industries.

About Trelleborg

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 22 billion in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 16 billion in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap.

Source: Trelleborg

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