PFAS restrictions by EU: display industry affected


The EU is committed to phasing out all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). However, if PFAS cannot be demonstrably replaced in certain products and their use is essential for society, exemptions are possible.

The DFF (Deutsches Flachdisplay-Forum e.V.) therefore recommends that the use of PFASs be carefully examined to be able to act on exemptions in time. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a large family of synthetic chemicals. They are used in many areas, among other things because of their heat-stable and water- and grease-repellent properties. In particular, they are used in aerospace, defense, automotive, textile (leather and clothing), construction, household, electronics, firefighting, food processing and medical products. They are also used in display technology: for example, all liquid crystals for IPS and FFS displays contain PFAS to ensure proper functioning.

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