PFAS - Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances - Declaration

PFAS - Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of fluorocarbons. They're known as "forever chemicals" because they do not easily break down in the human body or in the environment.

More and more jurisdictions are restricting PFAS use and/or requiring reporting on PFAS usage. To understand if you're in scope of emerging regulations, you need deep visibility into the composition of your products. Moreover, some existing regulations that you're already in scope of will be updated to limit PFAS usage even further, particularly the
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation.

Do our products have these properties?

  • Non-stick
  • Electric insulation
  • Flame retardant
  • Thermal stability/heat resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Water repellent
  • Anti-fogging
  • Oil and stain repellent
  • Flourination (packaging stabiliser)

NO - none of our products have these properties

Do our manufacturing processes use PFAS?

  • PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) such as Teflon™, Hyflon®, Fluon®, or Polyflon® resins
  • ePTFE (expanded PTFE) such as Gore-Tex®, Virtek®, or Durapore® membranes
  • PVDF and PVF (polyvinylidene or polyvinyl fluoride) such as Kynar®, Solef®, Hylar®, or Tedlar® resins
  • PCTFE (polychlorotrifluoroethylene) such as Neoflon®, Kel-F®, or Voltalef® resins
  • PFA (perfluoroalkoxy) and FEP (fluorinated ethylene-propylene) such as Neoflon GP® or Everflon® FEP resins
  • Fluorosilicones such as FSR, FVMQ, or Silastic™ compounds
  • Fluoroelastomers such as FKM rubber, FPM, Viton®, Kalrez®, AFLAS®, Vespel®, or Fluonox® compounds
  • Fluorinated fluids and lubricants such as Fluorinert™, ElectroCool®, Denum®, Fomblin®, or Krytox™ products
  • Stain-repellent fabric coatings such as Scotchgard™ products

NO - none of our manufacturing processes use PFAS

NAME A Mohammed
DATE 13th October 2023