ABOUT ESPA

ESPA (the European Stabiliser Producers Association) is a pan-European trade association representing more than 95% of the stabiliser (US stabilizer) industry across Europe. ESPA is an affiliated member of Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council.

ESPA mission is to promote the use of stabiliser additives for vinyl applications and to provide a forum for the study and discussion of matters of scientific, technical, and environmental interest.

ESPA also cooperates with national and supranational organisations (EU, OECD, United Nations) and other industry associations, consumer organisations and non-governmental organisations and will carrying out joint projects of matters of technical, scientific and regulatory interests for stabilisers used in PVC.

ESPA is a founding member of VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry towards sustainability.

ESPA is a unique organisation representing four sub-associations:

THE EUROPEAN CALCIUM ORGANIC STABILISERS ASSOCIATION (ECOSA)

Calcium-based stabilisers (including Ca-Zn & organic) for food contact, medical applications, and lead replacement.

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THE EUROPEAN LIQUID STABILISERS ASSOCIATION (ELISA)

Liquid stabilisers used in a wide range of flexible PVC applications including sheets, flooring

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THE EUROPEAN TIN STABILISERS ASSOCIATION (ETINSA)

Tin-based stabilisers used primarily in rigid applications including food contact use

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THE EUROPEAN LEAD STABILISERS ASSOCIATION (ELSA)

Lead-based stabilisers used principally in pipes and profiles

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ESPA MEMBERS