Founded in 1948, Piercan, an elastomer specialist, is now the world leader in glovebox gloves. The technical parts manufactured by Piercan are highly diversified in terms of shape, thickness, material and implementation processes. No matter how complicated your specif ications are, Piercan will of fer you the best elastomer solution as per your requirement.
Port-en-Bessin and Paris in France,
San Diego in the USA
of drybox gloves
350,000 gloves / year
in Port-en-Bessin, of which
4 are fully automated
Piercan products are
distributed and sold in 62 countries
Research and development
in dipped elastomers
The Piercan group has over 60 years of expertise in this domain
of varied activities
scientific research ...
Whether you are looking for a particular product or a solution requiring the expertise of an elastomer specialist, Piercan will offer you the most appropriate solution. For specific requests, our engineers help you in the development of your customised product. Furthermore, a vast catalogue featuring parts and “standard” moulds is also available for your reference.
- Analysis of your specifications by the design department
- Choice of the material (single or multilayer, natural rubber, neoprene, etc.)
- Choice of the technique (dipped elastomers, calendering, injection or extrusion)
- Tooling (moulds)
One production unit only manufactures technical parts (prototypes and series).
For your standard requests, the Piercan catalogue offers you a large choice of technical elastomer parts. The parts featuring in the catalogue are readily available and come at an attractive price.
Furthermore, Piercan offers you a large choice of moulds where you can choose the shape you require. All you have to do is choose the type of elastomer.
Whether it is customised parts or parts from the catalogue, Piercan guides you in finalising your solution and its implementation in your production units.
Piercan can also assist you during audits or in the setting up of production lines integrating elastomeric transformation, or can advise you about the physicochemical properties of the materials.
Based on your requirements, whether it is customised parts or parts from the catalogue, Piercan offers you the best solution, via a controlled process - design, manufacturing, inspection - where respecting quality has been the focus of all our attention.
Design department: it analyses your requests and assists you in finding the most appropriate solution. The design department also develops new products
Moulds and prototypes: specific equipment - 3D printers and scanners - facilitates the creation of moulds. Production units only manufacturing technical parts make it possible to manufacture prototypes in a timely manner and at reasonable costs.
Economic optimisation: the design of solutions suited to your requirements includes quality factors, deadlines and production costs, hence facilitating the economic optimisation of your project.
R&D laboratory: the research and development laboratory provides scientific expertise in the development of products. Material testing, measurement of the physicochemical properties, development of products and innovative production systems.
Materials used in emulsion Neoprene • Antistatic Neoprene • Natural Rubber • High Temperature Natural Rubber
Materials used in dissolution Other materials (dissolution soaking) • Other materials (other techniques)
This list of materials is not complete; do not hesitate to seek our help to choose the material best suited for your requirements.
Dipping | Piercan’s traditional core business: 70 years of experience and the world’s leading manufacturer of glovebox gloves stand testimony to the brand’s exceptional know-how. In dipping, the mould is immersed in baths to create a part that is then removed from the mould after drying and curing.
Economic optimization : the study of solutions to your needs incorporates both quality factors, time and cost of production, thus facilitating economic optimization of your project.
Piercan uses 2 types of baths: emulsions (natural rubbers, neoprenes) used primarily for technical parts and single layer or multilayer dissolutions (EPDM, CSM, butyl, polyurethane, etc.).
Calendering: The elastomer is passed between two rollers to achieve the desired thickness, and then vulcanised.
Injection: The elastomer is heated and then injected in moulds and vulcanised. The part is then removed from the mould.
Compression: The preform (sheet, plate, etc.) is placed in a mould then compressed, vulcanised and removed from the mould.
Extrusion: The heated elastomer is pushed through a die. A continuous, hollow or solid profile is formed.
1 • Prior inspection of the raw materials and tools along with a check of the customised dimensions using our production management software.
2 • Inspection of the physicochemical parameters by the quality control laboratory and the production parameters by the operators during production.
3 • Inspection of the finished product: Two types of inspections can be carried out depending on the requirements of the client: PIERCAN standard inspection or customised inspection.
100% visual inspection
Detection of imperfections and leak check.
Inspection of the length and thickness of the part.
Identification of the inspected part for complete traceability.