Textile EPMs and evolving fluorocarbon regulations

October 25th, 2021

Regulatory changes are ahead that could affect some textile end product manufacturers, particularly those who switched to shorter-chain C6 chemistries. by Pamela Mills-Senn Keeping abreast of regulations restricting the use of, or banning altogether, of certain chemicals considered carcinogenic can prove challenging for textile end product manufacturers, who are often several steps up the supply […]

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C6 ban expected in the EU

April 13th, 2020

The use of fluorocarbon-based C6 water repellents in textiles and other consumer goods in Europe may be coming to an end this year.  According to an Ecotextile News article, Germany has submitted proposed new rules to restrict perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) coming onto the market. A consultation period is in effect until Sept. 25, 2020. Appeals to the proposed new […]

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