Innovation and R&D
CONTINUAL PRODUCT INNOVATION THROUGH R&D
Our products are more than just sealing solutions – they are the sum of innovation, know-how and our passion for our products. We use innovative IT models such as the Finite Element Method and a state-of-the-art testing center for product development. We are always thinking outside the box in terms of fields of application and are developing sealing profiles of the future today.
We are also actively reducing our carbon footprint in our rubber sheeting portfolio through investment in the development of new environmentally friendly polymer-based grades (e.g. NR and NBR) that retain the same functional properties as existing standard grades.
We are also researching how to avoid or replace critical or harmful additives, which is an especially important theme in residential construction. In 2020, two of our sealing profile products were assessed and awarded the Gold Level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Semperit is the first EPDM gasket manufacturer to proactively evaluate its products against the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Standard, a globally recognized benchmark for safer, more sustainable products for the circular economy.