Even the smallest seal is a product with a huge responsibility: for human safety, the environment, reliable, energy- and cost-efficient operation, and long equipment service life. Parker Prädifa’s sealing solutions and engineered polymer products meet all of these demands in a variety of markets.
The Parker Engineered Materials Group offers customized single-use fluidic handling, storage and transportation systems designed and manufactured with a focus on maximum leakage and contamination protection.Learn more
The Engineered Materials Group of the Parker Hannifin Corporation is the global leader in the field of designing, developing and manufacturing sealing systems, engineered components made from polymer materials, EMI shielding systems and heat dissipation materials.
In addition to standard sealing elements and sealing systems, the product portfolio encompasses a wide range of special profiles and geometries as well as other engineered components, in- and outside sealing technology. Furthermore, the Engineered Materials Group offers a variety of services such as testing, kitting, product identification and much more.
Fields of application range from mobile and stationary hydraulics, pneumatics, machinery and plant engineering, automotive engineering, the (bio-) chemical, pharmaceutical and medical (life sciences) sector, food processing, oil and gas, aerospace and semi-conductors through to electronics and telecommunications.
Special importance is always attached to the sustainability of the products and solutions in the interest of benefiting the customer and the environment through optimum energy efficiency, reliability, durability and economy.
With strong in-house compound and design expertise, testing and process technology plus state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities the Parker Engineered Materials Group offers a wide portfolio ranging from standard products through to tailored new and system developments. The latter frequently result from close development partnerships with customers in keeping with Parker’s motto: ENGINEERING YOUR SUCCESS.
Parker Prädifa draws on 60 years of experience in material science, process and manufacturing technology. Advanced product development includes computer simulation, prototyping for seals and an in-house chemical lab for development and testing of new compounds. The Prädifa Technology Division’s European manufacturing footprint consists of eight state-of-the-art facilities specializing in various product lines.
Our in-house chemical lab is the “cradle” of all Parker Praedifa sealing compounds. This is where our chemists develop, analyze and carefully test our new materials or modify our existing compounds to expand their application potential.
The video guides viewers through the development and design process of various sealing solutions while providing basic information on sealing technology as well as materials and designs.
Learn how the performance of a seal design can be subjected to exacting tests using state-of-the-art test rig technology and simulation, how damage analyses are carried out and much more.
Parker Prädifa has established market-specific Quality Management systems acc. to ISO 9001 / ISO/TS 16949 / EN 9100 / ISO 13485 / KTA 1401,BS OHSAS 18001 / ISO 14001 and uses APQP / FMEA / PPAP / FAIR / … quality methods.
An inspection plan for every product includes set-up inspection/in-process control (SPC) and (automated) final inspection using video projectors and video inspection machines, microscopes and a CAQ system.
Full traceability based on bag labels or shipping note is ensured and includes raw material batch, machinery, tools and operators.
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Over time, Parker has nurtured a culture which emphasizes a commitment to excellence and integrity and a special concern for its customers’ welfare. Parker’s continued success in serving its customers, suppliers, employees, shareholders and the general public depends upon each individual employee’s full commitment. Because of our high ethical standards, the Parker name is recognized around the world as a good citizen and a symbol of quality in motion-control products.
Another contributor to Parker's success from the earliest stages of the company's creation is employee empowerment. In 2001, the inclusion of "Empowered Employees" as the foundation of the Win Strategy formalized the idea that encouraging employees to take action and ownership in their work will enable us to improve our performance and achieve our goals.
Employee Empowerment is a clear business differentiator that creates a competitive advantage for Parker by reflecting our unique values, promoting a structured approach to teamwork, recognizing the contribution of all employees, and holding us accountable for results.
We are committed to providing our employees an empowered, results-oriented and values driven work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth.
Diversity is not just a part of our rich history or present culture, but a central aspect of our long-term goals and future plans. Diversity and inclusion are essential in creating a respectful workplace in which all employees are empowered, have the ability to grow and are recognized for their contributions.
October 29, 2019
Parker Hannifin GmbH
Engineered Materials Group Europe