Static sealing solutions for all industries

Technical Cleanliness

As an expert in precision sealing, Hutchinson ensures the quality and durability of its parts with its high standards of cleanliness.

For reliable operation of components and the system, control of the amount of particles introduced during manufacture is necessary.
In increasingly demanding technical environments in industry, chemicals and automotive, where standards and regulations are increasing, Hutchinson ORD guarantees the best characteristics of elastomer compounds.

Hutchinson on the cutting edge of cleanliness

To meet customer requirements, Hutchinson has defined 4 levels of cleanliness to suit specific washing and packaging processes:

  • Cleanliness in the workshop
  • Intermediate cleanliness
  • Severe cleanliness
  • Very strict cleanliness

For each customer’s need, the cleanliness expertise centre analyses the specifications in order to establish the appropriate washing and packaging process.

In some cases, specific packaging is used to guarantee the level of cleanliness: clean bag, single or double bagging.

Our test facilities

Hutchinson is equipped with special equipment that allows:

  • the extraction of particulate contamination from its parts
  • gravimetric measurements (mass of the pollutant)
  • the quantitative and qualitative measurement of particles

in accordance with international reference standards such as ISO16232-2018 and VDA19.1.

Standards and Norms

ISO-9276-6-2008 :

Description and quantitative representation of the shape and morphology of particles

ISO 16232-1 :

Road vehicles
Cleanliness of fluid system components

VDA 19 :

Description of technical cleanliness
Particle contamination of important automotive parts