Trelleborg acquires manufacturer of advanced composite components

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, signed an agreement to acquire the U.S.-based privately-owned Automated Dynamics that specializes in the manufacturing of advanced composite components.


Composites are a strategic, adjacent technology for Trelleborg with high potential in a multiple of industries. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant authorities.The company is located in Niskayuna, New York. Sales amounted to approximately SEK 65 M in 2016. This bolt-on acquisition is part of Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen its positions in attractive market segments.

“I am thrilled to present this acquisition. The acquired company provides key capabilities in composites, bringing new competences to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. We already see many opportunities for new products, applications and materials for the aerospace and oil & gas markets, and in the long-term also for other markets. The acquired company’s expertise in automation of the production of composite products is impressive and should be possible to leverage into other manufacturing facilities,” says Claus Barsøe, President of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area.

The transaction is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2017.

New CAD Models App Lets You View Products in 3-D from Mobile Devices

A new app allows users to view, rotate and zoom to examine Trelleborg Sealing Solutions products in 3-D wherever you may be.

CAD Models App

By using the CAD Models App from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, detailed renderings can be interactively viewed to more comprehensively understand the selected product.

Simply choose the required part from the in-app catalog, which can be done more quickly by utilizing the search function or by filtering by product group. From here, detailed product information is shown, and the models can be rotated, shrunk and enlarged to give a full view of the product’s geometry and design features. Users can at this stage select a part number and material, then send the actual CAD files to an email address in a variety of file formats.

CAD Models

Developed in partnership with TraceParts, the app aims to make CAD drawing more intuitive and easy to understand – whether in the office or on the go.

The app is available to download in the App Store and Google Play by searching for ‘Trelleborg CAD’.

This app joins the ever-growing range of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Digital Tools and Services. To view the full range, Click here .

New Technical Library available online

The newest addition to our Service Center, the Technical Library, gives you access to expert pieces on a range of subjects related to seals and sealing technology.

Technical Library

Our experts in a range of fields including liquid silicone rubber (LSR), healthcare and medical technology, fluid power and hydraulic sealing, seals for oil and gas and processing technology have contributed their knowledge to help us put together this library for you.

The Technical Library includes:

  • Technical Articles : developed by our sealing experts, these pieces have been published recently in renowned industry magazines. Our library includes articles related to processing technology, hydraulic and pneumatic sealing, LSR technology, drug-delivery, O-Rings and smart appliances.
  • Webinars : watch or read the transcript of the recent Cassette Seal webinar. Several more webinars are in the pipeline, so make sure to check this page regularly for new additions.
  • Whitepapers : our experts provide an in-depth look at new technology developments surrounding sealing technology and engineered products. Our newest addition is a whitepaper on Lubrication Management and you can also find recent publications on LSR in automotive applications and the testing of HFC fluids on common seal materials.

Over the coming months, we will continue to expand our Technical Library, adding further webinars, whitepapers and technical articles when they become available.

Please note that our webinars and whitepapers are only available to website members, so please make sure to log-in or register to access these materials.

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