BLACKBURN, England (April 10, 2014) – Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) is to invest in the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Brenham, Texas.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Wednesday, April 2, marking the start of construction on the new 30,000 square-foot facility, which will be running by October 2014. The new factory will specialize in the manufacture of custom O-rings and other critical elastomer sealing components.

High performance elastomer components for the oil and gas industry will be molded at the new site which will also include clean-room facilities for manufacturing critical components for the semiconductor industry. In keeping with the U.K. manufacturing site, the Texas factory will have its own tool making, extrusion and inspection facilities.

PPE is a member of IDEX Sealing Solutions, a division of IDEX Corporation.