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The ESA initiative to reduce plastic waste

10 October 2019

Introducing the ESA Plastic Pollution Project During our last Annual General Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, we ran a ‘Plastic Packaging’ workshop with the intention of seeing  what we can do to reduce plastic waste in …

Drinking Water Directive and Plastics

21 May 2019

Following the ESA AGM, where we’ve seen the current status of the Drinking Water Directive and David Edwin-Scott’s presentation “White Hats or Black” on the subject of an ESA reduction in plastics initiative, please see …

The ESA AGM 2019 in Lisbon (7-9 May)

19 April 2019

The European Sealing Association every year hosts an Annual General Meeting which is open to all members and invited guests. This year it will be held in Lisbon on May 7/8/9th at the Tivoli Oriente …

Walking a Path to Positive Growth

19 April 2019

Blue-Sky-Day Yields Strong Ideas and Executive Director Reflects on Future Direction At the beginning of March, the ESA executive committee held a special meeting. Divisional chairs and vice chairs were invited for a Blue-Sky-Day to …

ESA to Support the 2019 Aircraft Cabin Air International Conference

19 April 2019

The European Sealing Association has been following with interest the on-going discussion regarding aircraft cabin air contamination, particularly the engine oils leaking past the seals into the aircraft air supply. You may recall that ESA’s …

European Drinking Water Association (EDW), the Drinking Water Directive (DWD) and Article 10 Rewrite, Construction Products Regulations in Contact with Drinking Water (CPR)

19 April 2019

ESA is a member of European Drinking Water industrial alliance (EDW); a group of industry associations (like Europump) who have agreed to act together to assist in the finalisation of the test procedures for materials …

November Article for Valve World Magazine

19 April 2019

In the article for the November issue of Valve World magazine, ESA member Dr.-Ing. Manfred Schaaf, CEO of Messtechnischer Service GmbH, writes about the ESA’s test programme to determine generic data for various types of …

USA Trade Tariffs – The ESA’s Understanding of the Current Situation

19 April 2019

The U.S.A. issued actions to ensure a fairer trade between U.S.A. and other countries. This took the form of separate actions: Section 232. This action is a global action covering Steel and Aluminium products. U.S. …

Latest EURIS Report on Brexit

19 April 2019

The European Union Relationship & Industrial Strategy group (EURIS) are producing a biweekly “Brexit Watch”, which monitors the macro and micro economic indicators for the EU and the UK after the referendum vote and subsequent …

ESA’s Update on Brexit

19 April 2019

We have been watching progress closely on a possible trade deal. It seems obvious that UK manufacturing will have to meet EU standards to have their products purchased by EU customers (though politicians appear to …

Waste Gas from Chemicals (WGC) BREF Update

19 April 2019

ESA is actively engaged with progress with the WGC BREF which held its kick off technical review meeting in Seville, Spain from 25th to 29th September 2017. The kick off meeting agreed 26 processes and …

No Rewrite of the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Underway

19 April 2019

We are keeping close watch on progress of the revisions on PED as a revision to the PED was reported to be planned. I contacted Edward Crick, HM Inspector of Health and Safety – Safety …