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UK-based industrial sealants and adhesives company Techsil has announced that it has launched a new PUR Form-in-Place-Foam-Gasketing (FIPFG) service.

Using a single-component liquid polyurethane foam sealing system and machine technology Techsil’s gasketing service is the economical and reliable solution for replacing labour intensive peel and stick gasket applications.

Taking measured quantities of material and compressed air the mixture is homogenised and through shear forces is converted to a uniform foam structure upon application to the component. The curing process takes place without any chemical reaction forming a fine, closed-cell structure. The automated system can vary the ratio of material to air and create a wide range of foam hardness depending on the customer’s specification.

Steve Green, technical sales manager, said: “Offering a contract gasketing service is a new venture for Techsil that has come about through customer need and dovetails nicely with our existing product portfolio. I can reveal that this service has particularly captured the interest of manufacturers in the lighting, electronics, automotive and packaging sectors.

“Techsil’s contract gasketing service uses sophisticated six axis robot dispensing systems that provide the perfect bespoke gasket every time. Short cycle times save time and money. If a manufacturer produces small volumes or has intermittent production, then subcontracting their FIPG system will be very cost effective.”

Dispensing of only one component ensures that even very small sealing gaskets can be produced accurately without any problems. However intricate the part, a perfectly engineered foam gasket can be applied; from micro-dispensing of gaskets to replace o-rings, to high volume applications of foam to doors of switch cabinets. Furthermore, the thixotropic properties of the foam ensure that very complicated tri-dimensional shapes and cross-sectional variations can be accommodated.


Distributors of a vast array of industrial Adhesives, Sealants, Tapes, Casting Resins and Dispensing equipment, serving a wide range of manufacturing industries including Electronics, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, LED Lighting, Product Assembly, Rapid Prototyping and Packaging. Techsil® are authorised distributors for Momentive’s adhesive sealants. A particular strength is our in depth knowledge of technical adhesive and sealant applications in real production environments and we pride ourselves in providing the best customer care and service.

Techsil® was set up in 1989 and with our commitment to quality, technical excellence and reliability we have evolved into one of the most trusted Adhesives and Sealants suppliers around. We are global distributors of a vast array of industrial Adhesives, Sealants, Tapes and Dispensing equipment, serving a wide range of manufacturing industries including Electronics, Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, LED Lighting, Product Assembly and Packaging to name just a few.

How Can We help You? When you need the best materials for bonding, potting, sealing, coating or overmoulding, Techsil’s Technical Experts will help in product selection, from silicones, hot melt adhesives, tapes, epoxies, hook & loop fasteners and polyurethanes to the latest innovative UV LED curing systems. Techsil® specialises in adding value to industry by providing you with a consultancy / problem solving service through materials technology and process improvement. We have gained an enviable reputation in customer care and service.

Through good partnerships with our suppliers, we are able to offer a complete range of solutions to include well-established product ranges and new, technologically advanced materials. We are authorised distributors for Momentive Performance Materials, ThreeBond, MG Chemicals, BJB, ITW Devcon, Power Adhesives, FastFixers, ITW Stokvis Tapes, VELCRO®, Araldite®, ChemTrend, Panacol and Hönle and we also have a growing range of Techsil’s own brand products.

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