Highlights from 'Essential Uses' of PFASs in the EU

Our 'Essential Uses' of PFASs in the EU virtual conference, which took place on 3 December, provided delegates with insights into the developing criteria for 'essential uses' of PFASs.

The conference welcomed experts from Mayer Brown, the Dutch Government, the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, 3M, Cefic and more, who discussed the following topics: 

  • proposed measures on PFASs and the proposals for a restriction on the substances;
  • industry and academic perspectives on the concept of essential uses;
  • case studies exploring current uses of PFASs in different industry sectors; and
  • how to develop effective criteria for ‘essential uses’ of PFASs.

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Jean-Philippe Montfort

Partner, Mayer Brown

Martijn Beekman

NL PFAS Restriction Project Manager, Dutch Government

Dorte Herzke

Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Air Research

Steven Van de Broeck

Director REACH & Chemicals Policy, Cefic

Natasa Sbrizaj

EMEA Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager for Environment and Sustainability, 3M

Christoph Rheinberger

Coordinator for Socio-Economic Analysis, Echa

Sylvain Bintein

REACH and CLP Team Leader, European Commission

Anna Lennquist

Senior Toxicologist, ChemSec

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‘Very well run, didn't feel any hindrance from it being virtual.’ – Kerry Dinsmore, Projects Manager, Fidra

‘Very professional people and good job from the moderator.’ – Tarozzo Sandro, Quality Manager / FEC Senior Expert, GUARDINI

‘Relevant and balanced content. Got a real overview of the subject.’

‘Nice programme and excellent moderation.’

‘Very interesting topics with balanced discussions between industry and regulators.’

‘I thought it was a balanced discussion and much appreciated the inclusion of the industry voice. It was informative and insightful.’

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