Early this year, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. in Japan, parent of AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., Downingtown, Pa., plans to introduce the Fluon E-Series of PTFE resins made without perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA has been widely used as a polymerization surfactant in making fluoropolymers, but it has fallen under scrutiny for potential toxicity and widespread presence and persistence in the environment. AGC has developed an alternative surfactant that has been approved for use in the U.S. and Japan. AGC plans to convert not only Fluon PTFE but also all its other fluorinated products to PFOA-free production by 2012. AGC Americas resells and compounds fluoropolymers made in Japan. (800) 424-7833 • www.agcchem.com
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