Metso and Huhnseal Agree to Partnership in Mechanical Seal Supply Deal

Sept. 5, 2012 (Press Release) - Metso and the Swedish seal manufacturer Huhnseal have signed an agreement regarding mechanical seals for the global pulp and paper industry. The seals will be sold under the Metso brand with the product name SealMax. The agreement includes mechanical seals both for Metso equipment and for all standard applications.

Introducing SealMax is in line with Metso’s ambition to expand its scope of supply. The two companies have initiated the development of tailor-made mechanical seals for Metso equipment, such as MC pumps, mixers, agitators, pulpers, screens and LC refiners. These sealing solutions will be available for new projects and also as upgrades for existing equipment. Huhnseal already have solutions for most standard applications in the pulp and paper industry. These solutions will now be sold and marketed globally through Metso.

Mechanical seals are critical components in many types of rotating equipment and are therefore often given a high priority in the maintenance strategy. "Adding SealMax seals to our offering gives us in Metso the opportunity to work even closer with our customers. By combining the product and application know-how of Metso and Huhnseal, we can offer solutions with improved overall performance and thus save money for our customers," says Björn Kempe, Business Manager, Service Agreements, Metso.

"Huhnseal and Metso have cooperated for more than 10 years. Huhnseal has a vast experience of supplying Metso with standard and special sealing solutions for its heavy-duty applications," says Per Hellman, CEO of Huhnseal. “This partnership is in line with our strategy to grow on a global scale. Huhnseal will provide product and service support to Metso via both our central as well as local resources around the world and continue with our ambition to supply the optimal sealing solution for each application.”

Huhnseal is a global supplier of mechanical seals for the process industry and is headquartered in Landskrona, Sweden. The company has R&D, product development, manufacturing and sales functions, all under one roof. Huhnseal is part of the Italian Meccanotecnica Umbra Group.

Metso’s pulp, paper and power professionals specialize in processes, machinery, equipment, services, paper machine clothing and filter fabrics. The compnay's offering and experience cover the entire process life cycle including new production lines, rebuilds and services.