Fluoropolymers: dependable. essential. safe. get the facts.

About Fluoropolymers

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.

Benefits

Protecting office workers

The risk of fire in office buildings is reduced due to fluoropolymers used to insulate wire and cable placed in the air space between a suspended ceiling and the structural floor above. This space is generally used for low-voltage data-transmission materials, such as phone cables, computer wire and cables, coaxial cable and hookup wire. Flame-resistant fluoropolymers do not interfere with signal transmission and are good insulators of low-voltage electricity.

Fact or Myth?

Myth: Developmental effects associated with PFOA exposure include changes in bone structure and organs.
REALITY: The above statement is wrong. Studies such a Palazzolo, 1993 (reviewed in Butenhoff et al.), have reported levels of PFOA exposure without adverse effects.