You may have heard that a hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one. In the world of sealing technology, solutions are often hidden within complex systems. Part of the most important components of any system, machine or device, seals are key in securing the function of many applications and to prevent leaks. Can you imagine what applications contain seals? Almost everything you use, interact with or see in your daily life needs seals to work: a dishwasher, a dryer, a car, an airplane, portable healthcare devices, and satellites. Without proper seals, systems could become completely useless or even have a critical failure.
There are different types of seals and different types of sealing environments. Omniseal Solutions™ designs and manufacturers polymer spring-energized and rotary lip seals that handle high pressure sealing and challenging conditions. In 2019, the business acquired American Seal & Engineering, which added high-performance metal sealing solutions to their global portfolio. With the recent acquisition of HTMS (High Tech Metal Seals) this year, Omniseal Solutions™ reinforces their metal sealing presence in the space and nuclear industries and added several decades of experience, essentially expanding their world of sealing technologies. Founded in 1999 by a group of sealing specialists and based in Mechelen, Belgium, Saint-Gobain HTMS’ resilient metal seals are most valuable where standard seals cannot handle extreme temperatures, pressures or media.