The FSA and ESA organisations have been active with trade representatives working on the Environmental Goods Act (EGA). This act is an attempt to help the environment, by agreeing that products which are dedicated to improving the environment, should be traded freely on a global basis.
With a new administration moving into the White House, there are a lot of changes taking place in the U.S. political landscape. What that means exactly for the fluid sealing industry is not yet known, but the signals indicate a push towards deregulation in a number of areas. They will likely lead to less focus on compliance and more focus on economic opportunity.
The Careers area of the web site has now been made live and we need your involvement as a member. You will find some useful background on the ESA Careers programme and two opportunities to post live information. One area is for people within or wishing to gain entry into the Sealing industry to post their CV’s (resume’s) and the other is for ESA members to post positions available within their organisations.
The FSA and ESA have been holding meetings to determine the correct HS codes to be used for the various sealing products. A recommended list (Rev 3 January 2017) has been issued.
The 2017 European Sealing Association Annual General Meeting will be held in Barcelona on the 16th, 17th and 18th May. Following the normal timetable, Divisional meetings will be held on the Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th and the General meeting concerning the Association’s widespread activities will be on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th.
December 2016 was the third time that the international trade fair and convention for industrial valves and fittings, VALVE WORLD EXPO, was held in Düsseldorf. 665 companies from 40 countries occupied a total space of about 18,000 square metres. The ESA was represented by 13 Members and had for the first time it’s own stand in Hall 5. The reaction seemed to be very positive and we had 5 new potential member applications. You will see below just some of the many of the ESA exhibitors there. David Edwin Scott also presented the Low Temperature Test procedure being worked on by the Elastomeric and Polymeric Seals Division.
We are pleased to announce that Unichimtek have rejoined the ESA after a number of years of absence.
The Flange Gasket division of the ESA and FSA are in the process of establishing a new test procedure for Spiral Wound Gaskets. It is hoped that it could be adapted and created into a standard and also extended to cover Kamm Profile gaskets.
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There was a "final" meeting of representatives in Geneva on 3rd and 4th December. It was confirmed that Sealing Devices were on the A list of products to be added to the EGA. This appears a positive position.