Experts back PFOA, methanol restrictions

European Chemicals Agency scientists have backed a joint German-Norwegian proposal for wide-ranging restrictions on PFOA

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) scientists have backed a joint German-Norwegian proposal for wide-ranging restrictions on PFOA.

The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) supported on Wednesday restricting the manufacture, marketing and use of PFOA, with its salts and related compounds, following its draft opinion from September.

But it relaxed some of its proposed conditions, including new time-limited derogations for pulsed plasma nano-coating, for the production of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, for some textiles and for spare parts.

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