Fluoropolymers play a crucial role in many products and services on which we depend in our daily lives - yet most of us don't realize it.
In recent years, concerns have been raised about PFOA, a chemical used as a processing aid in the manufacture of fluoropolymers. The public debate on this matter has raised valid questions, which are being addressed in a number of ways. At the same time, information on this topic in the media is often complex, and not always accurate.
On this site, you'll find a straightforward, candid discussion of fluoropolymers and PFOA. This should address any concerns you may have, and also offer you details on the myriad benefits of fluoropolymer products. If you have questions that are not addressed on this site, just send them to us and we'll do our best to address them.
Meanwhile, FPIC members have already taken voluntary steps to reduce the potential for exposure, such as using low-PFOA products, and following manufacturer's recommendations for proper processing to reduce emissions from fluoropolymer processing facilities.