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Awards & Commendations

Chesterton has long been recognized for its industrial and corporate leadership. Below are recent examples of our continued recognition.

Plant Engineering Magazine - 2016 Product of the Year Award​

Chesterton's Polymer Labryinth Seal (PLS)​ won the Bronze Award as new and innovative in the Fluid Sealing category. The Chesterton polymer labyrinth seal (PLS) is designed to protect splash lubricated bearings found in pumps, motors, gearboxes, and other rotating equipment. 

Clean Industry Certification from Mexico's Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Procuraduria Federal de proteción al Ambiente or PROFEPA)

​This certification required a voluntary environmental audit that certifies full compliance with Mexican federal environmental laws. This important achievement represents the culmination of a 21-month process of standards and management system documentation, and implementation by ​Chesterton Mexicana.

Eastman Supplier Excellence Award

Chesterton was recognized by this global specialty chemical company as a supplier that has performed above and beyond the expectations set by the company. The award is given to suppliers who meet on-time delivery requirements, conform to order specifications, and prove continual improvement through significant, documented value-add projects.

Presidential "E" Star Award for Exports (2013)

The highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Chesterton won the same award in 1964, and is one of only five companies in the U.S. to be a repeat recipient.

Family Business Association Large Business of the Year Award (2011)

For achievements and contributions to the state economy.

Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award – Projects/Programs Category

Presented by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable for innovative leadership in pollution prevention and sustainability. Chesterton was highlighted for its development of the 1622 Low E Packing, for advanced sealing capabilities to control fugitive emissions.

Global Trade Award – Massachusetts International Business Council (2010):

For demonstrated creativity and leadership in international trade-related activities.​​​​​​​​​​​​



Vaaler Awa​rds

  • Chesterton 1622 Low Emissions Packing (2011) won in the Environmental category for new products reducing pollutants in the chemical and petrochemical industries.
  • Chesterton CMS-2000 Injectable Packing​ (1995), a high-technology composite that outperforms conventional packing or single spring pusher seals, eliminates the need for product flush, and prevents frictional wear of shaft or sleeve.
  • Chesterton 241 Double Cartridge Seal (1977), the first off-the-shelf cartridge-mounted double mechanical seal.
  • Chesterton 880 Mechanical Seal (1975), a heavy-duty single seal engineered to be run against many different stationary seal rings for maximum flexibility and offering a non-fretting design that will not damage the pump shaft sleeve.
  • Chesterton 770 Mechanical Seal (1970) designed to fit standard ANSI pumps without special machining.
  • Chesterton One Super-Graphite Packing (1970) which extends ranges in non-oxidizing services to  2760℃ (5000º ​F).
  • Chesterton Vanway O-Ring (1968) for chemical sealing applications.