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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Announces Its Partnership With the Omega Envoy Team Competing in the Google Lunar X Prize

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announces its partnership with Earthrise Space, Inc. (ESI) in sponsorship of Omega Envoy, a non-profit space technology developer competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP). The team will compete by safely landing a robot on the surface of the moon and responding back with images and data.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, a global developer and manufacturer of advanced sealing solutions, will provide sealing education, selection guidance and products for the team's use.

"It's a great experience to provide education and watch this team through the many phases from creation to launch of their project," says Antonio Garcia, Aerospace Segment Manager for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas. "The Omega Envoy is a team comprised of diverse specialties and an innovative group to work with. As our products play an integral part in space exploration, it's a great experience to be a part of this project."

"We are excited to welcome Trelleborg Sealing Solutions as our latest partner in the Omega Envoy project," says Ruben D. Nunez, President and Founder of ESI. "The seal education and products they are providing will be put to direct use by our student team members as they build and test hardware for our GLXP mission. Trelleborg's experience is exactly what we need to enhance our team and design for our mission to the moon scheduled to launch in 2014."

Earthrise Space, Inc. is a Florida-based non-profit corporation dedicated to developing space technology in collaboration with industry and academic institutions. ESI's Omega Envoy Project is creating a key set of lunar spacecraft infrastructure, which will fulfill the requirements of the Google Lunar X PRIZE and provide a platform for the delivery of commercial payloads to the lunar surface.

For more information or high-resolution images, please contact: Julie Eck, Marketing Communications Manager, 1-260-748-5752, Julie.Eck@trelleborg.com

For press information: Faith Van Gilder, Asher Agency, 535 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. 1-260-424-3373. Email faithv@asheragency.com.

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Information about Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Group

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals. It supports its aerospace, industrial and automotive customers through over 20 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies globally. Within its portfolio are some of the longest established sealing brands, including Busak+Shamban, Chase Walton, Dowty, Forsheda, GNL, Palmer Chenard, Shamban, Skega and Stefa along with a large number of proprietary products and materials such as Turcon Ò , Zurcon Ò , Orkot Ò , Isolast Ò , Stepseal Ò and Wills Rings Ò . www.tss.trelleborg.com

Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. Trelleborg develops high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding industrial environments. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 22 billion, with about 15,500 employees in over 40 countries. The Group comprises three business areas: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, and Trelleborg Engineered Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of SEK 13 billion and about 8 000 employees in over 17 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic List, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com

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