Please find below important information
regarding the proposed restrictions on PFASs: per- and poly-fluoroalkylated
There are several thousand PFAS including
fluoroplastics and fluoroelastomers.
Examples of fluoroplastics: PTFE, PVDF, PFA,
Examples of fluoroelastomers: FKM, FPM, FFPM,
At the beginning of February 2023, a massive
restriction project of PFAS was submitted to ECHA by 5 European countries
(Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the Netherlands).
On March 22, 2023, a 6-month consultation
period started, during which ECHA is identifying industrial applications of
PFAS. At the end of this period, ECHA's recommendations will be sent to the
European Commission, which will then be responsible for legislating.
Different scenarios are possible, including a
strong restriction or even a total ban of PFAS. In the short or medium term,
the sealing industry will be impacted.
We are in constant contact with our manufacturers about
the proposed restrictions on PFASs and we will release
further information when we know more.
If you are concerned these restrictions will impact your
industry and application and would like to discuss alternative materials for
your application, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01226 273700.