Crisis summit on PFAS with Minister
Following a discussion on the planned PFAS ban with the Minister of Economics of Baden-Württemberg, Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, the industry association SPECTARIS welcomes the Minister's differentiated stance. "A broad cross-section of industries, from automotive to semiconductors to medical technology, showed at this crisis summit how massively all industrial sectors are affected by the EU's plans," emphasised association managing director Jörg Mayer.
This discussion also showed that the topic is too complex for blanket assessments that ignore both different risks of substances and substance groups as well as impacts on society and technologies. It cannot be assumed that the current ECHA procedure adequately takes into account the functioning of our high-tech industries. In none of the high-tech industries is it possible to analyse the entirety of the supply chains for PFAS use, let alone alternatives, within the consultation period. Thus, there will be no firm data at the end of this process.
PFAS: Read it yet?We wanted to know from Frauke Averbeck, expert at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, what associations and companies can do now.
You can find the complete interview here.