Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Innovation Award – deadline extended

We’ve already had a number of great innovations submitted for the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Innovation Award and they are still coming in. We have therefore extended the deadline for submissions to 28 February 2013.

As Trelleborg continues to pioneer new sealing developments, ideas are being sought that can provide engineering, technology and design solutions for today and tomorrow. The competition is open to anyone, with prizes for the best submissions.

Innovation in Design and Engineering

The philosophy behind the award is that everything around us started with somebody having an idea. That idea then needs to be taken and made into reality, to form it into something tangible. The scope of the award is broad so that innovative suggestions are not limited.

Director Global Marketing and Communications, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Robert Zahiri, says: “Open Innovation is one of Trelleborg’s core values and we know that there are lots of ideas out there that can add value to existing applications today and those in the future. We’re not just interested in suggestions for products, technology and materials but anything that relates to improving our business or the way we do business, for instance, novel suggestions for online tools, manufacturing processes or logistic related services.”

Technology for today and tomorrow

As well as receiving a 5,000 EUR prize, the winning innovation will be converted into a tangible project if possible. iPads will be awarded to the ideas in second and third places. Further details on the award and how to submit ideas can be found by going to or jump directly into the forum .

Rubore® Seals – The innovative rubber-to-metal composite

Lowers handling costs: Save assembly time and lower your logistics requirements. The stiffness of the Rubore® Seals is the key! By saving time in both, handling and assembly, manufacturers can significantly reduce their total manufacturing cost.

Reduces weights: The dimensional stability of Rubore® Frame Seals allows the design of thinner metal walls and a optimization of the grove area, leading to significant weight reductions on die-cast parts.

Compensates for roughness: The Rubore® technology is an effective way to cope with uneven surfaces and pinholes on metal parts.

Easy assembly: The Rubore® technology allows seals to be integrated, making assembly easier! Seal installation is no longer needed and the risk of the seal dropping out is removed. The need for adhesive and glue is also eliminated.

Let us show you the benefits of Rubore® in four short films!
Part I: Time is money
Part II: Less is more
Part III: Soft seals
Part IV: Two in One