Studies

Position Papers

Fluoropolymers vs. side chain fluorinated polymers

Fluoropolymers are very different in composition and structure as well as physical, chemical and biological properties versus Side-Chain Fluorinated Polymers.

Position Paper: Fluoropolymers product group – essential use

Introducing a concept of essential use in the EU regulatory framework warrants a full impact assessment being made before a proposal on a EUC is put forward.  A concept should also not be considered in isolation from other EU legislation without analysing how all the different elements of the EU regulatory system link together.

The fluoropolymer industry in Europe

Since the discovery of PTFE in 1938, Fluoropolymers have become critical components in numerous technologies,
industrial processes and everyday applications. Their use is so widespread that it is a challenge to identify and
evaluate the full extent of the socio-economic benefits that they create.

Studies (e.g., PLC etc.)

Regulatory Management Option Analysis (RMOA)

Q&A of the RMOA on FLUoropolymers

The objective of the study is to evaluate all the possible regulatory options that could be
selected to address any concerns related to fluoropolymers, and to identify the most
appropriate option to ensure adequate control of risks, while maintaining a proportionate
balance in terms of use of FPs on the EU market.

Regulatory management option analysis for fluoropolymers – final report

On 15 July 2021, five competent authorities confirmed their intentions initially expressed one
year ago, to request the limitation of the manufacturing, placing on the market and use of PFAS
to ensure a higher level of environmental and health protection in the EU.

Socio-economic analysis

Socio-economic impact assessment for fluoropolymers – 2023

This report was prepared as part of FPG’s response to the open public consultation for the PFAS restriction proposal. Its aim is to provide information on the socioeconomic benefits of the continued use of fluoropolymers in their applications across a broad range of industry sectors in the EEA.

Update of market data for the socio-economic analysis (SEA) of the European fluoropolymer industry – 2022

The purpose of this work is to update previous data collected in 2016-2017 by Wood (under our
previous name Amec Foster Wheeler) for the Fluoropolymer Group of PlasticsEurope (PE) during
the development of the socio-economic analysis (SEA) of the European fluoropolymer industry.

Socio-economic Analysis of the European fluoropolymer industry – 2017

This is an executive summary of an independent report, commissioned by the Fluoropolymers Group (FPG)
of Plastics Europe. It identifies the contribution to European society and economy of a group of plastics
known collectively as fluoropolymers.

Reports

Uses and analysis of alternatives of fluoropolymers

This report provides relevant data on applications of fluoropolymers in the EU, the availability of suitable alternatives and the socio-economic benefits of the continued use of fluoropolymers for EU society.

FPG perspectives accompanying the Regulatory Management Option Analysis for fluoropolymers

On 15 July 2021, five competent authorities confirmed their intentions initially expressed one
year ago, to request the limitation of the manufacturing, placing on the market and use of PFAS
to ensure a higher level of environmental and health protection in the EU.

Guide for the Safe Handling of Fluoropolymer Resins

This guide has been developed by the members of
the Fluoropolymers Committee of PlasticsEurope (the
Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe), the
professional representative body for the European
polymer producers

News & events

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