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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 Needs (4:00p) The topic of DWR continues to evolve as brands work to identify, assess & adopt alternatives for long-chain and short-chain fluorinated chemistries, prompted by new regulations, available hazard data & alternative solutions coming to market. However, the majority of the industry remains challenged to fully replace all fluorinated chemistries currently in use for DWR treatments. During this session we’ll discuss these barriers for brands and suppliers, as well as collect input on a proposal to address the need for high-level guidance on transitioning and key learnings on substitution trade-offs and challenges to be aware of.

Flame Retardant Update (4:45p) 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