AESSEAL has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for a specialized mixer seal of the type required in vaccine manufacture and other complex industrial operations.

This is the twelfth Queen’s Award received by AESSEAL and the fourteenth overall for the AES Engineering Ltd. Group. The winning product, AESSEAL’s Short Canister Mixer Seal, is the world’s first Zone 0, 1, and 2 range certified mixer seal, based on a modular platform.

As pharmaceutical products in particular cannot tolerate any contamination into the Mixer or Reactor seal vessel, an inert gas is often the preferred choice of barrier fluid. By design AESSEAL® always intended to add an internal and external gas lift version to its Short Canister Mixer Seal and will be introducing a full range of Zone 1 and Zone 2 certified gas lift seals, suitable for use in the production of vaccines on June 1.

Managing Director and Founder Chris Rea adds, “A Queen’s Award is the greatest single honor that can be bestowed on a business and the value to the morale and motivation of myself and my colleagues is incalculable.”