Garden Grove, CA, January 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S GmbH is preparing for future growth with a €3 million investment in a new building at its Wertheim headquarters in Germany. Along with building additional space for the production portion of their business, the new building will feature a dedicated global training and technology center, offering an inventive and constructive environment for their engineers to develop individual customer solutions based on growing and future needs.
“With this initiative, we will be able to meet our customer’s requirements for innovative solutions,” said Joerg Heldmann, Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S GmbH.
“The training and technology center offers a creative environment to work jointly with our customers on new developments which will be a key element for the future,” added Peter Werger, Global Market Manager - Automotive.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH (which was legally established due to the December 2013 acquisition of LS Kunststofftechnologie GmbH by Saint-Gobain) is known for its cutting-edge expertise in design, tooling, testing and the processing of high-temperature polymers as well as focusing on developing specific grades of high-performance materials since 1985. With in-house compounding, applied knowledge and equipment, the company has been able to enhance the properties of polymer materials, specifically for applications in transmissions and drives.
Their materials have been combined with Saint-Gobain Seals’ existing Meldin® HT thermoplastic materials product line, which are available in compression or injection molded, machined components and basic shapes in order to provide the most added value in customization and design flexibility. These materials retain their critical properties over a temperature range from cryogenic through +600°F (+316°C) for continuous operation and may be used intermittently up to +900°F (+482°C).
Saint-Gobain Seals recently launched their new polyamide-imide (PAI) based Meldin® 4000 series, developed as a result of their collaboration with the acquired LS Kunststofftechnologie GmbH. Strengthening their polymer solution portfolio, especially in the automotive market, this new series is part of their Meldin® HT product line, which includes the Meldin® 1000 and 5000 Series, and complements their other polymer product line, Meldin® 7000 thermoset materials.
To learn more about Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S GmbH or Saint-Gobain Seals, please visit www.seals.saint-gobain.com, follow their Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.
About Saint-Gobain Seals (www.seals.saint-gobain.com)
Saint-Gobain Seals is a strategic business unit under Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ Engineered Components SOA (sector of activity); our parent company, Saint-Gobain, is one of the world’s top 100 industrial groups and is celebrating its 350th Anniversary in 2015. With more than 50 years of manufacturing experience and an established global presence (with strategic sites in Garden Grove, California, USA; Kontich, Belgium; and Shanghai, China), we offer a diverse range of innovative sealing and polymer solutions:
· OmniSeal® Spring–Energized Seals
· OmniLip™ PTFE Rotary Shaft Seals
· Rulon® High-Performance Fluoropolymer Compounds
· Meldin® 7000 Thermoset Polyimide Materials
· Meldin® HT High-Performance Thermoplastic Materials
Other products include Fluoroloy® (high-performance custom-formulated compounds), cup seals, hydraulic seals, metal seals, v-packings, piston rings) Rulon® (high-performance fluoropolymer compounds) custom parts, polymer bearings and stock shapes. The majority of seals and polymer components manufactured are custom designed and matched with the best materials to optimize their performance in various applications and markets.
About Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S GmbH (www.seals.saint-gobain.com)
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S GmbH is a global partner for applying high performance polymer materials to solve engineering challenges in advanced transmissions and drives. Their seal rings, thrust washers and precision components reduce friction, leakage, wear and noise and contribute significantly to more energy efficient designs. They offer a diverse range of innovative sealing and polymer solutions to meet industry needs and challenges as well as in-house capability covering the entire process from initial design and thorough testing to high quality production.