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Flexitallic, the global specialist manufacturer and supplier of sealing products and services, has expanded its presence in the UK after entering into a distribution agreement with Glasgow-based William Johnston & Company Limited.


William Johnston & Company Limited has been manufacturing high quality gaskets for a variety of industries for nearly 70 years and ,for the last 12 years, has  been the largest Scottish users of the Novus range of sheet  jointing materials.


Its products are used in utilities, construction and engineering projects throughout the world and its long-established branch in Inverness serves the Highlands of Scotland in these and many other sectors.


The company, which has for many years been one of the Scotch whisky distillery industry’s leading gasket suppliers, has increased its offering to customers, through access to Flexitallic’s entire range, which includes exclusive distribution rights to its Flexidram technology.


Flexidram is a fire-safe gasket, made specifically for use in the distillery industry, and addresses containment, emission, and health & safety issues faced by whisky distillers. It is the only FDA compliant, TA Luft approved, fire safe gasket capable of sealing effectively, using the low bolt stress available with stainless steel flanges, and will help the company maintain, and build upon its position as a market leader.


For more than 100 years Flexitallic has been at the forefront of the gasket and sealing industry. The inventor of the spiral would gasket in 1912, the company has continually innovated to create products that can operate in harsh industrial conditions meeting and exceeding the increasing demands of modern industry.


In addition to directly supplying customers in the oil and gas, chemical, nuclear, power generation and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Flexitallic operates a network of distributors across the UK and around the world.


Sam Bradley, UK Sales Manager, at Flexitallic, said: “We have invested a significant amount of time researching and developing the perfect product portfolio, which is capable of addressing any sealing issue, and are now committed to building an equally as effective distribution network to ensure they are readily available.


“We carefully select our distributors and have been extremely impressed with William Johnston’s professionalism and technical knowledge, which played a large part when agreeing to the exclusive distribution rights for Flexidram.”  


Sandy McEwen, Managing Director at William Johnston & Company Limited, said: “Flexitallic’s gasket range complements our existing range of products and will help us to provide a more comprehensive offering to our many customers. We are extremely proud to be representing a globally-recognised company, such as Flexitallic and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

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