Perfluorooctane sulfonates and Perfluorooctanoic acid
In the EU, manufacture and essentially all uses of PFOS are now prohibited under the EU Amendment 2006/122/ECOF – an amendment to the Dangerous Substances Directive 76/769/EEC. PFOA is still manufactured and is not currently prohibited under this legislation. However, both substances have shown in various reports to be carcinogenic and toxic.
Harwin are continuing their investigation into confirming their non-inclusion in supplied materials used in the manufacture of Harwin product. We are confident that no PFOS / PFOA is present in the products placed onto the market, but we will continue to investigate and monitor these substances.