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O-ring manufacturing facility to support global growth

Building of a 30,000 square foot facility has started and it should be up and running by October
Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a manufacturer of advanced elastomer O-rings  and components, will open a new manufacturing site in Brenham, Texas later this year.

O-rings are used extensively in III-V MOCVD growth reactors and characterisation equipment.

The ceremony, held on Wednesday, April 2nd, initiated the build of a 30,000 square foot 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 high quality standards and short delivery times.

The capabilities will include clean room facilities which will enable the manufacture to the exacting standards needed for semiconductor applications. The factory will also have its own tool making, extrusion and inspection facilities.

PPPE's materials, including their Endura brand, are suited for use 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.

Paul Gillyon, managing director of PPE comments, "At PPE we strive to develop the most advanced materials for the most difficult applications.  But on top of that, we operate our manufacturing so that we can be extraordinarily responsive to customers’ needs. We believe we have the fastest lead times and our customers tell us that our on-time delivery record is outstanding.  We will reproduce all of these attributes in our Texas operation. We know that’s what our oil & gas customers need when the pressure is on their projects and we are 100 percent confident we can provide the necessary support to contribute to their success."

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