SPE WEBINAR: The Coming PFAS Litigation Risk for Product Manufacturers

Controlling Energy Use in Plastics Processing


The Coming PFAS Litigation Risk for Product Manufacturers

Friday, May 10, 2024; 11:00AM–12:00PM EDT

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Product manufacturers—particularly makers of consumer products—are under increasing scrutiny for the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  Legislators and regulators have begun targeting PFAS in manufactured and assembled products, including plastics, with disclosure requirements, reporting obligations, and outright bans.  But there is a growing litigation risk for product manufacturers as well.  Plaintiff attorneys are going after PFAS-containing products in consumer protection class action litigation, and as the medical and scientific community continues to study effects of PFAS exposure on health, manufacturers may be targeted with personal injury claims as well.  This presentation will discuss current and future litigation threats for product manufacturers and preparation for managing that risk.

About Speaker

Guy R. Temple

Guy Temple is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Litigation Practice and co-chair of the firm’s PFAS Practice, where he counsels product manufacturers, developers, dealers and distributors in avoiding, defending and prosecuting complex commercial disputes. He also assists product manufacturers and distributors in navigating the rapidly changing state and federal regulatory landscape and litigation environment of PFAS "forever chemical" content in manufactured and imported products.

Target Audience

Professionals from the entire spectrum of the plastic industry, with a particular focus on:

  • Material and additives suppliers
  • Extrusion: Film/sheet/wire and cable production
  • Medical plastics
  • Automotive/aerospace sectors
  • Textiles and sportswear industries

Why Should You Attend?

Don't miss this critical opportunity to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the PFAS risks facing plastics manufacturers.
  • Develop strategies to protect your business from litigation and regulatory penalties.
  • Get ahead of the curve and prepare for a future with limited PFAS use.

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