Forever Chemicals: Insights into Regulations Affecting PFAS and Potential Alternatives

The term "forever chemicals", commonly used to refer to PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances), is being increasingly mentioned in headlines as concerns over their effects on human and environmental health mount. In response to these concerns, regulators across the world in important markets like the United States and the European Union are increasingly considering or adopting restrictions on PFAS usage. With the EU considering a universal restriction on PFAS, the question of how regulations may impact important sectors, especially emerging applications, becomes much more pressing.
This webinar delves into the complex landscape surrounding PFAS, particularly their usage in emerging high-tech applications. IDTechEx will present insights into the potential regulatory frameworks shaping the usage of PFAS in emerging applications such as membranes in the hydrogen economy or sustainable food packaging. The webinar will also explore potential alternatives to PFAS in certain emerging applications. Attendees will gain insights into changing regulations on PFAS and potential material alternative solutions in such important high-tech applications.
Discussion points in this webinar include:
  • The definition and scope of PFAS
  • Concerns about the effects of PFAS exposure
  • Regulatory frameworks impacting PFAS worldwide
  • Emerging applications utilizing PFAS
  • Potential alternatives for PFAS in selected emerging applications
The webinar shares some of the research from IDTechEx's new report, "Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) 2024: Emerging Applications, Alternatives, Regulations", which provides critical market intelligence on the potential impact of regulations on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in different emerging technology areas and identifies potential replacements for PFAS in those applications.