Cefic statement on the PFAS restriction
Cefic supports balanced regulatory measures on PFAS. Our concern is that the new restriction proposal leads to disruptions of value chains and will eliminate key applications in batteries, semi-conductors, electric vehicles and renewable energy production.
Manufacturers will not invest in the EU if they know they will miss key components in their value chains in the near future. Cefic will continue facilitating information exchange with the affected downstream sectors to identify critical applications that merit discussion about a derogation, or how much time it would take to develop alternatives, taking into account that these alternatives need to offer the same combination of properties without negative effects for human health and environment.