16 Nov 2015

DIGITALEUROPE Response Consultation SEAC draft opinion PFOA restriction proposal

DIGITALEUROPE Response Consultation SEAC draft opinion PFOA restriction proposal

DIGITALEUROPE, the association representing the digital technology industry in Europe, welcomes the opportunity to comment on the SEAC opinion on an Annex XV dossier proposing restrictions on Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), PFO salts and PFO-related substances, published on the 10th September 2015.

While PFOA is usually not directly contained in electronic products, Fluoropolymers are base plastic materials used in a wide variety of electronic applications. For these Fluoropolymer applications there are neither alternatives nor substitutes. The original proposal to restrict PFOA and PFOA-related substances at 2 ppb for articles therefore presents a serious concern for our industry.

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