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FPG position statements

Differentiation should be made between the broad family of PFAS according to their intrinsic properties, toxicological profiles and critical uses. Discover why fluoropolymers should not group together with other PFAS:

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Fluoropolymer manufacturing

FPG Manufacturing Programme for European manufacturing sites goes further than current EU requirements. The programme includes a concrete commitment to minimize emissions of non-polymeric PFAS residues from polymerization aids to the environment from fluoropolymer manufacturing. Discover more about the Fluoropolymer manufacturers commitment:

Fluoropolymer use

Fluoropolymers possess unique properties that distinguish them from other PFAS. Due to their proven benign hazard profile, fluoropolymers are inherently safe and have been utilized in various industrial, commercial, and consumer applications for many years without any safety issues. Learn more how fluoropolymers have demonstrated low health and environmental hazards:

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End of Life of fluoropolymers

The results of incineration studies indicate that fluoropolymers can be safely incinerated in typical municipal waste incinerators. Discover the outcomes of the studies that confirm how incinerating fluoropolymers does not result in any detectable levels of PFAS emissions:

Socio Economic Analysis (SEA)

Fluoropolymers play a vital role in numerous technologies, industrial processes, and everyday applications. They serve as a catalyst for the European Green Deal, the Net Zero Industry Act, the EU Chips Act, the Hydrogen Strategy, and the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy, aligning with the EU’s strategic autonomy agenda. Explore how the proposed restriction could impact the net present value (NPV) of the EU fluoropolymer industry:

Regulatory Management Option Analysis (RMOA)

The fluoropolymers industry believes that a complete ban on fluoropolymers is not proportional and suggests exempting fluoropolymers and applications containing them from the proposed PFAS REACH restriction. Learn more how current EU legislation, rather than a REACH restriction, can effectively address concerns related to fluoropolymers: