Championing Change: Farewell from the ESA Chairwoman


"The strength and success of the ESA lie in our shared commitment and our capacity to champion change,” writes Simone Wilson as she steps down from her role as Chairwoman of the ESA after many years of dedicated support. Her reflections inspire us to embrace the future with confidence and determination.

PFAS Restriction Update


During our 2024 AGM, Nicolas Robin, Director of Plastics Europe's Fluoropolymers Product Group, gave an insightful presentation on the current situation on Fluoropolymers and the PFAS REACH restriction timeline. Read the summary of his presentation, and the latest information on the PFAS restriction from FPP4EU and ECHA.

Highlights from the 2024 ESA AGM in Prague


The 2024 ESA Annual General Meeting took place from April 22–24 in the stunning city of Prague and proved to be yet another memorable event, with captivating speakers, engaging discussions, and exciting new appointments within our organisation. Secretary General Mark Neal reports on the highlights.

Standards and Legislation Update


The ESA is actively participating in shaping essential regulations for the sealing industry. Find out more about our projects in the Standards and Legislation Update.

People and Positions Within the ESA


The AGM saw several new people volunteering to take up positions vacated by others. We introduced Sandy Van den Broeck as our new ESG Director. We also saw the changeover of Chair this year, with Simone Wilson stepping down after many years overseeing the ESA and being replaced by John Morton.

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