A company that has grown through acquisitions, our binding DNA is the continuous innovation and market leading technologies that we represent.
Seal For Life traces our history back to 1903 and the Kendall company, but the first visible part of the business still around today was the Polyken division that started in 1940 manufacturing Duct tape. Experience gained in the product development of tapes lead 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 for many years. The original Kendall Company was acquired by Colgate in 1972 and continued to grow and expand its applications of products before being sold to Clayton Dubliner in 1988. The growth in our expertise and leading market knowledge really accelerated in 1994 when Tyco International acquired the company. In 1999, Tyco purchased Raychem and these two market-leading brands formed the Corrosion Protection Group (CPG), which included heat shrink sleeves (now branded Covalence) and the linear Anode technology of Anodeflex. The company continued its aggressive acquisitions strategy to further boost its ability to provide a wide range of products by combining the in-house technologies it owned and acquiring Power Lone Star, which added the Powercrete Liquid Epoxy Technology into the CPG group. In 2006 and 2007, the company changed hands again, finally becoming a part of Berry Global Inc. In 2012, the company made its latest acquisition by purchasing Stopaq the patented self-healing visco-elastic coating company. More recently, Seal For Life has been purchased by Arsenal Capital Partners and now operates as a standalone company poised for future growth.