TYM Seals and Gaskets have nearly 40 years experience in supplying and manufacturing gaskets and seals made from siliconeFKM fluoroelastomerneoprenenitrile and more.

As well as this, we have been supplying door seals to the autoclave industry for the past 25 years, and have built a strong reputation as one of the leading suppliers in the UK and Europe. In that time, we have also aimed to revolutionise multiple industries through innovative technology, with the help from our engineers who have decades of knowledge and expertise.

So, you may be asking yourself…


What is an Autoclave?

Used in several industries, autoclaves clean equipment and keep them free from bacteria. Autoclaves use steam and high pressure to clean and sterilize equipment in a manner similar to a pressure cooker.

Contaminated items are loaded in one end of a large cylindrical chamber, where it is then sealed off by a door and door seal. The front door to the autoclave then seals off the outside atmosphere from the items inside the chamber, where a manual lock and door seal help keep the contents inside secure, as well as prevent leakage. 

The seals on autoclaves are usually made of silicone, as it helps to keep moisture from escaping the autoclave, as well as protecting the contents from the outside atmosphere. Sometimes however, these seals will need to be graphited before fitting to the autoclave and this can be a tricky and messy process.

That’s why we’re proud to introduce our new and latest piece of technology.


The Birth of SLIK Seal

We invested six years in the meticulous development of SLIK Seal, a product designed to revolutionize autoclave door seals. Unlike traditional seals that require graphite, SLIK Seal eliminates this need, paving the way for a superior autoclave door seal performance. This innovation not only streamlines the sealing process, but also contributes to enhanced efficiency and longevity.


Versatility in Applications

One of SLIK Seal's standout features is its versatility.

Available in tubing sections extrusions, this self-exuding oil silicone rubber is suitable for a diverse range of applications. Whether it's water, food and beverage, high temperature, low temperature, or medical settings, SLIK Seal proves to be a reliable solution, adapting seamlessly to various environments and industries.


Benefits of SLIK Seal

The advantages of SLIK Seal go beyond its innovative formulation.

Graphite-Free Excellence

Traditional autoclave door seals often require the use of graphite, a practice that can lead to complications and maintenance challenges. SLIK-Seal breaks away from this convention, presenting a graphite-free solution.

This not only simplifies the manufacturing process, but also addresses concerns related to graphite, offering a cleaner and more efficient alternative.

Extended Lifespan

Beyond its immediate advantages, SLIK-Seal's impact extends to the long-term durability of autoclave door seals.

The elimination of graphite minimises wear and tear, contributing to an extended lifespan. This not only aligns with sustainability goals but also translates to cost savings through reduced maintenance requirements.


Superior Performance

The six years dedicated to the development of SLIK Seal were driven by a commitment to achieving superior performance.

This self-exuding oil silicone rubber ensures a consistently tight seal, even in the demanding conditions of autoclave applications.

Its ability to maintain performance over time contributes to reduced downtime and increased operational efficiency.


Autoclave Door Seals Expertise

Our extensive experience has solidified TYM's reputation as one of the premier suppliers in the UK and Europe. Clients can trust in the reliability and quality of our door seals, including the game changing SLIK Seal.

Learn more about SLIK Seal, here, or speak to one of our experts today regarding anything to do with seals and gaskets.