The proposed PFAS restriction would have tremendous effects on the European materials handling industry, going far beyond the ability to innovate and remain competitive, and actually questioning companies’ ability to continue manufacturing their products in Europe. This is the main message from FEM’s position, as part of the industry’s contribution to the public consultation.
To avoid such disastrous effects, FEM calls on a number of changes, and first and foremost aborting the current blanket ban approach in favour of the traditional risk-based and substance-based approach. Other proposals notably include much longer transition periods and derogations for spare parts and refurbished parts, products already placed on the EU market for the first time, and fluoropolymers.
The full position can be found HERE