Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) are a group of chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. These coatings are used in clothing, furniture, adhesives, food packaging, heat-resistant non-stick cooking surfaces and the insulation of electrical wire.
Some of the chemicals in the PFC group include perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The chemical structures of PFCs make them extremely resistant to breakdown in the environment.
In order to protect health and the environment, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reduced the use of these substances significantly by enacting the directive 2006/122/EG, which also applies to the electronics industry.
As far as we are aware, none of the products manufactured by Isola contain perfluorochemicals or any of their derivatives, nor are they used during the production process.
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