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Trade & Industry Activity
Providing Subject Matter Expertise & Technical Leadership

​​​​Being an active member of the world's leading trade and industry associations is an important part of Chesterton's overall business. Providing subject matter experts and technical leadership at these primary forums enables Chesterton to play a leading role in the development and execution of industrial standards that positively impact the industries and customers we serve.  Listed below are some of the primary associations supported by Chesterton:

Fluid Sealing Association (FSA): An international trade association whose member companies are involved in the production and marketing of a wide range of fluid sealing devices primarily targeted to the industrial market

Hydraulic Institute (HI): The largest association of pump industry manufacturers in North America

European Sealing Association (ESA): An international association of companies which supply fluid sealing devices; focuses on safety, energy efficiency, and environmental protection

American Petroleum Institute (API): A national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry

Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA): A trade association that represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves, actuators, and controls

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA): An international association of supply chain partners, manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and educators that focuses specifically on the fluid power industry

Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS): A technical association organized for the development and improvement of industry, national and international codes and standards for: valves, valve actuators, valve modification, pipe fittings, pipe hangers, pipe supports, flanges, and associated seals

Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC):   This non-profit organization is the leading source of information on surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, environmental regulations, and health and safety issues that affect the protective coatings industry.

Chesterton's Leadership in Industry and Process Associations