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Fluorotechnology/Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

Robert J. Simon

FluoroTechnology is essential to modern life and is an important enabling technology for society

Fluorinated chemicals, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are a large and diverse family of chemistry that makes possible the products that power our lives — the cellphones, tablets and telecommunications we use every day to connect with our friends and family; the aircrafts that power the U.S. military; alternative energy sources; and medical devices that help keep us healthy. PFAS are vital to enabling our lives in the 21st century.

However, all PFAS are not the same. Each individual chemistry has its own unique properties and uses. There are two groups at ACC, the Performance Fluoropolymer Partnership and the Alliance for Telomer Chemistry Stewardship, that work independently to address the responsible production, use, and management of their respective chemistries, as well as science- and risk-based approaches to regulation.

Uses & Benefits

  • Building & Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Facades
  • Safety Equipment
  • Fuel System Seals & Hoses
  • Field Equipment Gaskets
  • Smudge-Resistant Touch Screens
  • Micro-electronics
  • Plasma Machinery
  • Cleaning Fluids
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Fuel Cells
  • Solar Panels
  • Engine Compartment Wirings & Gauges
  • Automobile Carpets & Seats
  • Pacemakers
  • MRI Imaging Devices
  • Medical Garments