PTFE Shaft Seals, Variseal®, Wills Rings® - TSS Bridgwater UK

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Bridgwater (UK)

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Bridgwater was founded in 1935 and was originally named “Wills Pressure Filled Joint Company” after its founder Percy Wills, following his invention of the gas-filled metal O-Ring. Bridgwater has developed in to a manufacturing facility specializing in the design and production of high performance seals in advanced PTFE materials to meet the performance demands of its customers across all markets segments.


  • Customer focus delivering innovative high performance sealing solutions across every major market segment.
  • Dedicated product specialist design teams.
  • Lean manufacturing – six sigma black belt specialists
  • In house material compounding capability.
  • Fully equipped Test and R&D facility.
  • Responsive, flexible manufacturing – employing quick seal delivery system.


  • Variseal®
  • Wills Rings®
  • Turcon®
  • Varilip® PDR


  • Variseal® Spring Energized Seals: Turcon® PTFE-based jacket materials energized with metallic springs for high integrity dynamic and static sealing.
  • Turcon® Varilip® PDR: precision manufactured metal body and a mechanically retained Turcon® element delivering high performance sealing for rotary applications.
  • Wills Rings®: the original metal O-Ring seals, withstanding extremes of pressure (ultra-high vacuum to 1,000 MPa) and temperature (cryogenic to +850 °C / +1,550 °F).

Industries Served

  • Semiconductor
  • Oil & Gas
  • Aerospace
  • CPI
  • Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical
  • Robotics
  • Transport


  • AS9100 Rev C
  • ISO14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • NORSOK M-710