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Providing for the Public Safety: Elastomeric Seals and Shielding

Posted on: January 9th, 2014 | Posted in: Elastomeric Seals and Shielding

At Vanguard, we serve a variety of industries with our expertise in elastomeric goods.  One industry we are particularly proud to be a part of is different applications of products for public safety.  For places where dependable and durable elastomers and reliable sealing are necessary, our products are one of the tools that these customers use to design their highest levels and keep people safe.

For instance, rescue workers including fire rescue, ambulance drivers, and EMTs utilize some of our products in the seals around the doors of fire trucks and ambulances to provide seals that ensure that their critical equipment are protected from the extreme environment at a fire or emergency scene.  Similarly, military aircraft and ground vehicles have stringent sealing specifications and standards for the extreme conditions involved in warfare and flight, and our specialty elastomer and shielding gaskets are often used to meet these requirements.

Additionally, our customers use our EMI and weather seals to supply law enforcement workers with infrared cameras for security.  Airport screening devices use our seals and shielding to protect the sensitive electronics that detect threats coming into our country.  For any electronic monitoring devices, the need for shielding and sealing is great in order to ensure that the electronics work flawlessly and dependably in even the most strenuous conditions.

One other application of our silicone related to public safety is in the breathalyzer and monitoring systems that keep drunk drivers off our streets.  The sanitary specifications on the silicone used in those applications is high, and the safety of our streets is something we’re glad to be a part of.

Not every company can say that their products assist in the effort of maintaining safety to the public and to those who serve our country, and we at Vanguard are proud that we can produce the quality of products that are entrusted to secure our safety.