RuptureSeal inventor lands investment
Nov. 11, 2014 - Glenn Cox, the man behind the RuptureSeal leak-stopping device, is having a pretty good year.
By Maria Church
The P.E.I.-based inventor and former police officer landed a $500,000 investment toward RuptureSeal after participating on CBC’s Dragons’ Den last week.
“Big potential with this one,” Dragons’ Den investor Jim Treliving said of the RuptureSeal – a device composed of a silicone pad, a pin and a nylon tie, designed to help emergency responders plug leaks.
The TV-spot is the second in a string of recognition for Cox and his product. Late last month, he received the Ernest C. Manning innovation award for the RuptureSeal during a gala in Ottawa.
Cox invented his leak-stopping device following a tanker-truck accident he responded to as a police officer on Vancouver Island in 1994. The truck, overturned and leaking diesel from a rupture, lost several hundred gallons of fuel over two hours before the province’s environmental emergency-response team arrived to plug the leak.
Designed for fire hazmat, the RuptureSeal is compatible with most potentially hazardous chemicals and seals for upwards of 10 hours. The product comes in various sizes, from four millimetres (mm) by 25 mm to 50 mm by 150 mm.