A leading global provider of essential components and solutions

Essentra plc is a UK-based FTSE 250 company and a leading global provider of essential components and solutions.

To help explain the structure of the business for investors, we have three strategic business units that focus on the manufacture and distribution of high-volume, essential components, which serve customers in a wide variety of end-markets and geographies.

Component Solutions

The Components business is a global market leading manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection moulded, vinyl dip moulded and metal items.

Operating units in 29 countries serve a very broad industrial base of customers with a rapid supply of primarily plastic products for a variety of applications in industries such as equipment manufacturing, automotive, fabrication, electronics and construction.

From extrusion to co-extrusion, tri-extrusion and even quad-extrusion, the Extrusion business' technical skills and experience make it a unique partner when it comes to product development and high quality.

The Pipe Protection Technologies business specialises in the manufacture of high performance innovative products from commodity resins to engineering-grade thermoplastics and polymer alloys for use in a range of end-markets. Locations in four countries, combined with a wide distributor network, serve customers around the world.

The Security business has access to a wide portfolio of products and services, including printers, software and consumables from leading manufacturers.


The Components business manufactures and distributes one of the world's most extensive ranges of component solutions for protection and finishing purposes. Its offering includes caps and plugs; fasteners; adhesives, sealants and tape; feet, casters and glides; wire and cable management products; flange protection; knobs, handles and grips; PCB and electronics hardware; and tools and precision instruments, which are used in a wide variety of applications and industries.

With over 100,000 standard catalogue parts available for immediate dispatch, the business is well positioned to leverage its extensive geographic distribution capacity, using its efficient sourcing and manufacturing operations and sophisticated IT platform, to respond to the requirements of its international customer base.

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Essentra Extrusion is a leading custom profile extruder located in The Netherlands which offers a complete design and production service. One of the first companies to extrude plastics in 1956, Essentra is now one of Europe's most advanced suppliers of co-extrusion and tri-extrusion to all branches of industry.

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Pipe Protection Technologies

As leader in the Oil Country Tubular Goods market, the Pipe Protection Technologies business manufactures the most extensive range of thread protectors to the highest quality standards in the industry, including the new American Petroleum Institute-compliant MaxX range. With over 30 years’ experience and a new state-of-the-art facility, there are opportunities for the business to leverage its expertise in developing and manufacturing innovative products into industries beyond oil and gas, such as mining and water well.

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Essentra Security is a leading European provider of ID card printers, systems and accessories to direct and trade customers, providing a broad product offering and competitive value.

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Health & personal care packaging

A leading global provider of packaging and authentication solutions to a diversified blue-chip customer base in the health and personal care, consumer and specialist packaging sectors.

The business focuses on delivering value-adding innovation, quality and service through the provision of a wide range of cartons, tapes, leaflets, foils, labels and brand protection security solutions.

Customers in over 100 countries are served from facilities in thirteen countries, with development and design centres supporting the division worldwide.

The Speciality Tapes business has expertise in coating multiple adhesive systems in numerous technologies. With close to 3,000 adhesive products available for same-day shipping, Essentra’s products can meet all high performance needs, from foam, magnetic, finger lift and acrylic high bond tapes to hook and loop and non-skid foam.

Health & Personal Care Packaging

Operating from manufacturing sites across Europe, the Americas and Asia, Essentra provides an unrivalled range of innovative packaging solutions to meet the rapidly-changing requirements of the pharmaceutical and health and personal care markets.

Working in effective partnership with customers and strategic suppliers, Essentra is committed to quality, flexibility and creativity, delivering a product range that includes cartons, leaflets, self-adhesive labels and printed foils used in blister packs.

Consumer Packaging

Essentra is recognised globally as the leading manufacturer and supplier of pressure sensitive tear tape and a growing provider of labels, closures and seals. Essentra tear tape and labels not only provide functional advantages for packaged consumer goods such as easy opening or resealability, but they are also the ideal medium to carry branding and communication messages or brand protection technology.

Supported by an in-house design studio, R&D facilities and multi-million pound print facilities, Essentra is positioned to deliver the very best in quality, service and reliability through its worldwide manufacturing and sales structure.

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Speciality Tapes

Essentra Speciality Tapes is a leading provider of adhesive coated products to many industries including point of purchase display, exhibit, printing, plastic fabrication, appliance, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning, and education. The business' strong customer service approach, compelling value proposition and branded product offerings deliver a distinct competitive advantage to its clients.

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Filtration products

A leading global provider of specialised filtration solutions to an international customer base in a diverse range of end-markets, including tobacco, health and personal care and consumer goods.

Filter Products

The only global independent cigarette filter supplier. The nine worldwide locations, including a UK-based research facility and three regional development centres provide a flexible infrastructure strategically positioned to serve the tobacco industry. The division supplies a wide range of value-adding high quality innovative filters, packaging solutions to the roll your own segment and analytical laboratory services for ingredient measurement for the industry.

With long-standing experience, expertise and insight, the Filter Products business is well-placed to provide innovative solutions to brand differentiation, as well as excellence in both manufacturing and service.

  • 33 countries
  • c.8,000 employees
  • 48 principal manufacturing facilities
  • 64 sales & distribution operations
  • 4 R&D centres