Forever Chemicals – Check Your Chemical Portfolio and Retail Product Catalog for PFAS
Five European countries are currently working on a European restriction on per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), aiming to limit the risks these substances pose to people and the environment. A proposal is expected in January 2023 and the possible date of entry into force of this restriction is expected in 2025.
The concept of “essential uses” will likely be included in the REACH restriction process. It is unknown how this will be done in practice and to what extent it will impact the PFAS restriction.
This restriction is not affecting solely the chemical industries but also the entire supply chain, including industry associations, manufacturers, importers, distributors and downstream users.
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