Staying Operational and Compliant: AGC's Response to Regulatory Standards

Written by Simon van Beers on 15 February 2024Time to read: 2 minutes

In response to evolving regulatory standards, AGC remains fully operational and compliant in PTFE production. In 2021, the company implemented the REACH regulations under the European Union, imposing a 25 ppb limitation for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in all PTFE products.

Ensuring PTFE Availability and Safety

Despite the changing landscapes and stringent regulations, AGC guarantees the availability of its PTFE products while strictly adhering to legal norms. AGC reaffirms PTFE as a safe and viable alternative to PFAS compounds, ensuring product safety and integrity through stringent quality control measures and adherence to environmental standards.

Safe Production and Distribution

At De Monchy International, we take these regulations seriously and want to emphasize that our partner AGC is fully committed to ensuring the safe production and use of their Fluon products. They have production locations in England and Japan and are fully dedicated to continuing marketing and sales, including a recent expansion of capacity.

PFAS Regulation Proposals: Updates from ECHA

In 2022/2023, a proposal for the restriction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has been submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) regulations. Under REACH, ECHA has been evaluating PFAS compounds to assess their risks to human health and the environment. Based on these evaluations, proposals for restrictions on certain PFAS substances have been made to mitigate their impact. The expectation is that ECHA will evaluate over 5000 dossiers in the coming months and will propose a course of action. If desired, we would be happy to keep you updated on this matter.

Here you can find the product overview of the PTFE micropower range and aqueous dispersions. Should you require more information or have further interest in exploring the technical or commercial feasibility of AGC Fluon as a long-term committed supplier of PTFE lubrication powders and adhesives, please contact us or request a quote.

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