A company that has grown through acquisitions, our binding DNA is the continuous innovation and market leading technologies that we represent.
Seal For Life Industries can trace its roots back to 1903 and the Kendall Company, which started manufacturing “Polyken” duct tape in 1940. Experience gained in the development of tapes led to the launch of the Polyken pipeline division in 1956. These products quickly became an industry leader with cold-applied tape technology that transformed pipeline coating. Around the same time, in 1957, Raychem Corporation invented the original heat-shrink sleeve to protect field joints during new pipeline construction.
Following several changes of ownership, Kendall was acquired by Tyco International in 1994, and five years later Tyco also acquired Raychem and these market-leading brands formed the Corrosion Protection Group (CPG). CPG offered heat-shrink sleeves (now branded Covalence), Polyken cold-applied tape and the Anodeflex linear anode technology. CPG continued its acquisition strategy to further enhance its corrosion protection portfolio, and in 2001 acquired Power Lone Star, adding the Powercrete liquid epoxy technology to the product line-up. In 2006-7 CPG changed hands again, finally becoming a part of Berry Plastics Inc. (later renamed Berry Global Inc.)
In 2012, Berry acquired STOPAQ, the patented, self-healing, visco-elastic coating company. The CPG business and STOPAQ were merged to form “Seal For Life Industries”, offering an industry-leading combination of five technologies for corrosion protection. Seal For Life was acquired from Berry Global by Arsenal Capital Partners in 2019 and now operates as an independent company poised for further growth as a leader in the protection of critical infrastructure from the threat of corrosion.