Essentra Plc manufactures and supplies specialty plastic, fiber and foam products. The company operates through Component and Protection Solutions, Porous Technologies, Packaging and Security Products, Filter Products and Other segments. The Component and Protection Solutions segment consists of a component distribution business and a pipe protection technologies business. The component distribution is a manufacturer and distributor of plastic injection moulded, vinyl dip moulded, and metal items. The pipe protection technologies business specializes in the manufacture of innovative products from commodity resins to engineering grade thermoplastics and polymer alloys. The Porous Technologies segment develops and manufactures custom fluid handling components, engineered from a portfolio of technologies that includes bonded and non-woven fibre, polyurethane foam, and porous plastic. The Packaging and Securing Solutions segment provides packaging and securing solutions through a range of cartons, tapes, leaflets, foils and labels for the healthcare, consumer and specialist packaging, point of sale and paper and board industries. The Filter Products segment is an independent cigarette filter manufacturer supplying innovative filters, packaging solutions to the roll your own sector and analytical laboratory services for ingredient measurement for the industry. The Other segment represents extrusion, which is a custom profile extruder located in the Netherlands offering a complete design and production service. Essentra was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom.