Construction Project Update (Sept 2014)

Our building expansion project is coming along great.
Take a look at the progress from July to September 2014 in this 2 and a half minute time-lapse video:

Why Durlon® 8500 or Durlon® 9000?

Durlon® is gasketing material engineered to perform in a wide variety of applications. It’s ideal for applications involving high caustic, aggressive chemicals.

There are a number of Durlon® formulations but Durlon® 9000 and Durlon® 8500 are two of the most popular.


Durlon® 9000 has several attributes that separate it from other PTFE materials including:

  • Listed as an acceptable gasket material for Dry Chlorine service (both liquid and gaseous) in Pamphlet 95 of the Chlorine Institute.
  • Approved for Caustics services. Unlike generic glass fiber filled PTFE, the shape of the fillers used in DURLON® 9000 do not allow liquids to wick which can cause corrosion on flange faces.
  • Gaskets for oxygen service can be supplied from distributor stocks, providing proper cleaning procedures for oxygen service are followed before installation.

Durlon® 8500 is one of our workhorse general service sheet gasket materials.

  • It is composed of both inorganic mineral and high strength aramid fibers with an NBR rubber binder.
  • It has passed the modified API 607 fire test.

Seal & Design offers these and several other Durlon® products. Check out our Durlon® offerings page or contact us at

AM Expo 2014


Visit Able Seal & Design at the AM Expo 2014 happening September 23-24, 2014 at The International Centre, Hall #5, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, Ontario. For information or directions visit:

Our outside sales team of Greg Wigner, Raj Ramkumar, Greg Keenan, and Dave Collings will be on hand to talk shop and answer your sealing questions. Tell them about your applications and ask how Able Seal & Design can become your go-to supplier. They’ll be in booth #131 in hall #5. Hope to see you there.

Times for the show are:
Tuesday at 10am to 5pm
Wednesday at 10am to 4pm

Expansion Project Underway

Seal & Design broke ground on July 22, 2014 on a $3million expansion project. The field in the photo will soon be a 40k sq. foot addition to the current 52k sq. foot building. Construction is expected to finish in January 2015.


“We need to make more products, and are buying more equipment,” said President Dean Penman, who added the demand is selling new products and more to existing customers.

He added that automotive, medical and OEM equipment markets each comprise about 30 percent of the company’s sales. He said the company has grown about 40 percent over the last five years, and that 2014 revenues should be about $38 million.

We’ll be documenting construction progress periodically throughout so check our blog and website often for updates!

Able’s ISO 9001 Audit

Able Seal & Design recently had an ISO 9001 audit performed by independent ISO 9001 certification organization, NSF. The ISO 9001 certification is a standard industrial certification given to manufacturing companies that have rigorous quality measures, good customer relationship practices, and strive for continuous improvement in all areas of business.

We’re pleased to announce Able passed the audit with zero non-conformances!  Reportedly, the auditor was impressed with the new facility, commended our customer service scores, and was pleased that we were meeting our goals on the vast majority of our key process measures.  

Congratulations to all our employees. Let’s keep up the great work!