Are you compliant with the new EU Regulation?

The EU Regulation Change

The European Union released Commission Regulation (EU) Number 2017/1000 concerning PFOA, its salts, and PFOA-related substances. This regulation limits the concentration of PFOA in materials to 25ppb, and will go into effect on July 4, 2020.

The Issue

Compounds containing PTFE may not be compliant with this new regulation. Although PFOA is not intentionally added, it is a by-product of processes that are used to make PTFE grades; therefore, some PTFE can contain trace amounts of PFOA that may be over the threshold of the EU Regulation. The EU Regulation applies to the compounds themselves, as well as parts made from these compounds that are shipped to Europe, and components of finished goods made from these compounds that are shipped to Europe. The material MUST comply with the new standard.

Your Solution

Not to worry, RTP Company has compliant grades of PTFE to replace your non-compliant formulations, and a variety of other technologies for your consideration.

Feel free to contact us or check out the FAQ section below if you have questions or concerns regarding your material’s compliance with the new EU Regulation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Molders and manufacturers in Europe do not have a choice and must switch to compliant materials.

Non-European molders and manufacturers can make one of the following choices:

  • continue with the current grade of material
  • switch to a compliant grade
  • switch to a different technology such as All-Polymeric Wear Additive (APWA) Compounds or Abrasion Resistant Compounds

If the compounds are used in a part that is shipped to Europe, or are used in a component of a finished good being shipped to Europe, the material MUST comply with the new standard.

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