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Durable Water Repellency (DWR) Task Force

January 23, 2018, 12:30 pm
Hilton Denver City Center at 1701 California Street, Denver, Colorado

Room: Denver 3 and 4


The DWR Task Force, under the umbrella of the Chemicals Management Working Group, works to address the use of DWR, align around industry communication and best practices, increase industry knowledge of risks and alternatives. This meeting will be used to discuss research, regulation, and current projects.

Specific agenda items include:

  • Evaluating Alternatives Panel: Presentation and discussion around identifying, vetting & adopting alternatives to DWR and understanding big picture implications (i.e. palm oil, GMO corn, etc.).
    • Panelists:┬áJames Rogers (The North Face), Carole-Anne Wilkinson (Gore), Kevin Myette (bluesign), Bob Buck (Chemours)
  • Presentation on latest DWR research, relevant regulations & alternatives related to fluorinated chemistry: Stefan Posner, SWEREA.
  • Review existing task force work plan and discuss next steps