AsahiGuard repellents offer improved environmental profile

September 16th, 2016

Exton, Pa.-based AGC Chemicals Americas has released a series of AsahiGuard E-Series PFOA-free repellents with improved environmental and biological profiles. Liquid-repelling agents have had a history of sustainability issues, the company notes in a press release, because of their potential to break down and form perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or perfluorooctane sulfonate. They are used on […]

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Norway moves on PFOA sales ban

July 9th, 2014

Norway has become the first European country to introduce legislation that bans the sale of products and textiles containing PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). One of its uses is to make textiles more weather-resistant, but concerns about the chemical’s toxicity have been raised in the textile industry and elsewhere. The report in Ecotextile News says there are […]

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