European Coatings Journal - 15.09.2023 | Dieter Drohmann | LEGISLAT


Given the enormous public interest in PFAS as a class, and the potential for significant supply chain impacts, the dossier is certain to create a debate in the coming months. A six-month Public Consultation did start on 22 March. The proposal is covering all uses of more than 10,000 PFAS and could eliminate some key applications that are critical to society, and for which no alternatives have been identified. The starting point is the OECD definition of per-or polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS), which includes fluoropolymers, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and others. In general, regulators act on the assumption that polymers are ...
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