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The event will provide a comprehensive exploration of the challenges and opportunities related to the use of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the plastic industry, along with the growing concerns about their environmental impacts. Various sectors of the plastic industry heavily rely on fluoropolymers and other PFAS, spanning extrusion products, injection molding products, automotive and aerospace, medical, building and construction, electric and electronic, textile, and more. The regulatory landscape surrounding these substances will be examined, and the potential technical and economic consequences of implementing bans will be discussed. Participants can look forward to an introductory workshop on PFAS fundamentals and presentations addressing technology challenges and emerging PFAS-free alternatives.
The scope of the event encompasses not only the fluoropolymer market and its diverse applications but also additives and other substances utilized in the plastic industry that may contain PFAS. These include mold release agents, foam-blowing agents, processing aids, anti-stick and anticorrosive coatings, and more.
Professionals from the entire spectrum of the plastic industry, with a particular focus on:
This educational program is provided as a service of SPE. The views and opinions expressed on this or any SPE educational program are those of the Speaker(s) and/or the persons appearing with the Speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc. (SPE) or its officials, employees or designees. To comment or to present an opposing or supporting opinion, please contact us at info@4SPE.org.
Full refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted until September 15, 2023. No refunds will be granted after September 15, 2023. No transfers after September 30, 2023.
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