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New O-Rings manufacturing facility to support global growth

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a manufacturer of advanced elastomer O-rings and components, has announced that it will open a new manufacturing site in Brenham, Texas, US, later this year.

The ground breaking ceremony, held on 2 April, initiated the build of a 30,000ft2 facility which will be up and running by October. The new factory will specialise in the manufacture of custom O-rings and other critical elastomer sealing components to the highest quality standards and with industry-leading delivery times.

As well as high performance compression moulding of components for the oil & gas, food, drink and pharmaceutical and engine manufacturing industries, the capabilities will include advanced clean room facilities which will enable manufacture to the exacting standards needed for semiconductor applications. In keeping with PPE's operating model, the factory will have its own tool making, extrusion and inspection facilities.

In the oil and gas industry PPE materials, including its Endura brand, have become known for their performance in high temperature and high pressure applications. For other critical applications such as in the semiconductor industry, PPE's Perlast range has the chemical and plasma resistance needed to assure the required performance and process cleanliness.