PFAS: Critical to Resilient Supply Chains
Recent disruptions to several of America’s critical supply chains have caused shortages and have acted as a drag on economic and job growth. The Biden Administration has made supply chain resilience a priority, ordering a review of four especially important supply chains: semiconductors, high-capacity batteries, critical minerals, and active pharmaceutical ingredients.
One group of substances critical to resilient supply chains is PFAS, a diverse group of chemistries essential to advancing American manufacturing’s global competitiveness. They make possible the semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, and other products we rely on every day. One subset of PFAS chemicals, fluoropolymers, are necessary to advance 5G technologies, Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, and a host of renewable energy generation technologies.