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Durable Water Repellents & Flame Retardants Progress Update

July 22, 2018, 4:00 pm
Crystal C, Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, 1420 Stout Street

Durable Water Repellents Update

  • The topic of DWR continues to evolve as brands work to identify, assess & adopt alternatives to the historical long-chain fluorinated chemistries, prompted by new regulations, available hazard data & alternative solutions coming to market. While the DWR Task Force has developed a number of resources for the industry on this topic, during this session we’ll work discuss a proposal for a new industry’s resource. Questions we’ll consider include: How does a brand identify the DWR already being used in their supply chain? Who should they approach & how? Which solutions is the industry currently using for which material types & product categories? What are the relevant performance specs & tests being done?

Flame Retardant Update

  •  An overview of the current U.S. state-level regulatory landscape around flame retardants, as well as a report-out on the OIA FR Cohort harmonization effort