Beyond Omniseal® Blog

Moving Forward Together: Positive Places With Omniseal Solutions™

Posted by Rebecca Phan on Jun 25, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has put an unexpected pause to what could have been a great start for 2020 in many industries and areas throughout the world, impacting human lives, business, and ways in which we interact. The potential health effects of COVID-19 and ramifications continue to reverberate. Even under these trying circumstances, some defining sources of light have emerged that are moving us forward - some in major advances and some bringing us together in unexpected ways - all taking us to positive places.

Do you remember on May 30 when millions worldwide celebrated the pioneering spirit of mankind and continuous innovation? We collectively watched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley and private space company, SpaceX, venture on the first American manned launch since 2011 with Launch America. There are other numerous innovations in technology, telemedicine, logistics and government and private sectors that show us working together and helping each other.

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Celebrate End Of 2019 & Beginning Of 2020 With Omniseal Solutions™: We Share 8 Amazing Facts How Our Polymer Seals, Metal Seals & Composites Are With You Every Day

Posted by Rebecca Phan on Dec 30, 2019

Another year is almost at a close, and upon reviewing 2019, there were several world events that were cause to celebrate and inspire us as we move into 2020. Female empowerment was on display with a record number of women elected to the 116th Congress (part of the most diverse class of lawmakers in history) while NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch conducted the first all-female spacewalk outside the International Space Station.  Environmental friendly goals were on the rise with innovators like Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiling the Cybertruck, a bulletproof electric vehicle that uses similar steel material to make SpaceX's Starship space craft. Communications were also a hot topic with companies trying to connect communities with intelligent 5G communication and micro satellite systems.

At Omniseal Solutions™, we also experienced our share of exciting moments such as adding more experts to our engineering and manufacturing teams with the acquisition of Hycomp, LLC and American Seal & Engineering (ASE), leading to a stronger portfolio of sealing and polymer solutions.

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Sealing & Polymer Tales 2019:  Omniseal Solutions™ Shares Adventures Of Their Critical Parts

Posted by Rebecca Phan on Dec 19, 2019

The holiday season is here, filled with magic and cheer.
So let us take time to reflect on the events of the year.
We set aside a cozy seat for you by the fire
As we ponder on global goals that inspire
Our innovations that were spread here and there
To protect and support daily lives everywhere.

As we head towards the end of 2019, we would like to share our sealing and polymer tales to continue the festive mood and look towards 2020. Our first tale will launch you to cool, distant planets and the vast unknown. Our second tale will probe into making us healthy for next year and the future. And our third tale will shine a light on how our solutions warm the world. Join us for these true stories and other stories that may surprise you, as we reflect on our work with key customers to improve universal mobility and build a better home and world for all.

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10 Amazing Facts About Omniseal Solutions' Sealing Solutions & Polymer Materials

Posted by Rebecca Phan on Jul 19, 2019

How does Saint-Gobain Seals power the world’s mobility? We do it mostly from behind the scenes! Our critical sealing and polymer solutions are “mighty” but almost always “invisible” in core systems for automotive, aerospace, space, life sciences and other industries that are “moving” and “protecting” us every day. Take a close look around you … you may be surprised where our seals and polymer materials are. In this blog, we are revealing 10 amazing facts about our OmniSeal®, Rulon® and Meldin® products and how they are making THE difference in our daily lives.

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Get Ready To Take Off By Car, Airplane & Rocket: Polymer Solutions “Moving” Us in Space, Aerospace, & Automotive

Posted by Rebecca Phan on Jun 21, 2019

As the summer starts to heat up, people across the world take this opportunity to travel – many going on memorable road and airplane trips – like our teams who are “moving” to several key spots to showcase how innovative and critical seals and polymer solutions are when being used in core systems for automotive, aerospace and space industries that keep us all mobile. We have a prime seat reserved just for you so buckle up and join us on this exciting journey!  See if you can “spy” some of the ways our critical parts are making THE difference in cars, helicopters, airplanes and rockets.

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Let’s Explore: We’re Taking You On a Global Tour of Omniseal Solutions’ R&D Sites

Posted by Melanie Kuhn on May 31, 2019

Saint-Gobain has been a leader in innovation for over 350 years: 396 patents were filed in 2017, one in four of its products sold today did not exist five years ago and it has been awarded Top 100 Global Innovators seven years in a row. Along with its parent company, Omniseal Solutions™ is also committed to advancement, focusing on products, processes and services to serve its global customers. 

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Powering Energy Efficient Initiatives on Earth Day & Every Day: How Saint-Gobain Is Helping to Create a Greener Planet

Posted by Rebecca Phan on Apr 18, 2019

Earth Day, annually celebrated on April 22, was originally founded in 1970 by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson to celebrate ecology and life on earth and is traditionally observed when the sun is directly above the equator. We are honoring this day and every day by connecting with team members like Ryan Spies from Saint-Gobain North America and partners like Gabe Schwartz from Stem Inc., and finding the “great good” we do when we work together. 

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5 Critical Ways High-Performance Seals & Polymer Materials Actively Help Patients Breathe & Move Easier With Oxygen Concentrator Systems

Posted by Andy Li on Feb 14, 2019

With the aging population—and individuals aged 60+ expected to increase from 962 million in 2017 to over two billion globally in 2050—and increasing demand for quality health care, the manufacture and use of many medical products and devices are on the rise. These trends are fueling demand for more advanced, smaller, lighter-weight medical equipment that require advanced parts that are reliable, proven and can withstand rigors of use to enhance quality of life. 

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Sealing & Polymer Tales: Saint-Gobain Seals Shares Their “Making THE Difference” Adventures This Year

Posted by Rebecca Phan on Dec 17, 2018

The holiday season is here, which brings memorable moments, good cheer and the perfect time to share Saint-Gobain Seals’ sealing and polymer tales of what our teams have been up to this year. Our first tale takes you to the coolest of distant planets that may someday be home.  Our second takes you to magical places that never shut down while our third tale takes you through medical breakthroughs that improve lives.  Our fourth tale takes you on a safe and comfortable road trip no matter the weather conditions.  Our last tale ends with a look at a greener and brighter future.  

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Steering You to Ball Joint Bearings: The Polymer Solution to Driving Comfort & Safety

Posted by Erich Weissflog on Nov 21, 2018

Since the invention of the first automobile “powered by a gas engine” in 1886 by Karl Benz, traveling by car has become a central part of our lives. According to a Harvard Health Watch study, an average person will spend about 38,000 hours driving a car in their lifetime. When we get into our vehicle, we automatically adjust the seat position, head restraint and steering wheel ... all done to make our ride as comfortable and safe as possible. It’s no wonder that automobile manufacturers are taking note to improve driver comfort and safety as important selling points since consumers are spending more time not only driving but also sitting and waiting in traffic. 

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