Programme

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    **Note: timings are in CET**

  2. CW Welcome and regulatory context

    Andrew Turley Andrew Turley
    Science Editor, Chemical Watch
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    Moderator: Jean-Philippe Montfort, Partner, Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP, Belgium

  4. Session 1: Background to the concept of essential uses for PFASs in the EU
  5. Introduction

    Jean-Philippe Montfort Jean-Philippe Montfort
    Partner, Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP, Belgium
  6. The proposed PFAS restriction

    • Initial feedback from the call for evidence
    • Regulatory process and timing
    Martijn Beekman Martijn Beekman
    NL PFAS Restriction Project Manager, Dutch Government
  7. Academic perspective on the concept of ‘essential uses’

    Ian Cousins Ian Cousins
    Professor, Stockholm University
  8. Industry perspective on the concept of ‘essential uses’

    Steven Van de Broeck Steven Van de Broeck
    Director REACH & Chemicals Policy, Cefic
  9. Q&A and panel discussion

  10. Networking and break

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    Moderator: Jean-Philippe Montfort, Partner, Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP, Belgium

  12. Session 2: Sectoral uses of PFASs – case studies
  13. Introduction

    Sectoral case studies to cover: 

    •         Examples of applications 
    •         Benefits to society
    •         Availability of substitutes 
    •         Exposure and risk profile 
    •         Conclusion on potential for essential use 
    Jean-Philippe Montfort Jean-Philippe Montfort
    Partner, Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP, Belgium
  14. Case study 1: Healthcare

    • 3M – who we are and what we do
    • PFAS in the Medical Industry
    • PFAS and ‘essential use’ concept – our perspective
    • Closing remarks
    Natasa Sbrizaj Natasa Sbrizaj
    EMEA Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager for Environment and Sustainability, 3M
  15. Case study 2: The manufacture of semiconductors

    • SEMI at a glance
    • Semiconductors as a key enabling technology
    • PFAS and its essential use
    • Closing remarks and key messages

    Emir Demircan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, SEMI, Europe, Belgium

    Emir Demircan Emir Demircan
    Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, SEMI Europe
  16. Case study 3: Filtration products

    • W. L. Gore & Associates – who we are and what we do
    • Industrial filtration – 2 case studies
    • Value of fluoropolymers
    • Closing thoughts
    Carole-anne Wilkinson Carole-anne Wilkinson
    Product and Chemical Stewardship, W.L. Gore & Associates
  17. Case study 4: Textiles

    Environmental considerations for stain-resistant upholstery

    • Why specify stain-resistant upholstery?
    • Performance comparison of fluorinated and non-fluorinated finishes
    • Progression of fluorotechnology for textiles
    • Voice of the customer
    • Environmental impacts of removing stain resistance
    Hardy Sullivan Hardy Sullivan
    Executive Vice President, Crypton LLC
  18. Q&A

  19. Break and networking

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    Moderator: Andrew Turley, Science Editor, Chemical Watch, UK

  21. Session 3: Roundtable discussion - How to develop effective criteria for ‘essential uses’ of PFASs?
  22. Introduction

    Andrew Turley Andrew Turley
    Science Editor, Chemical Watch
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    Panel

    Anna Lennquist Anna Lennquist
    Senior Toxicologist, ChemSec
    Ronald Bock Ronald Bock
    Senior Advocacy & Regulatory Manager, AGC Chemicals Europe / Chair of the Fluoropolymer Group, PlasticsEurope
    Christoph Rheinberger Christoph Rheinberger
    Coordinator for Socio-Economic Analysis, ECHA
    Martijn Beekman Martijn Beekman
    NL PFAS Restriction Project Manager, Dutch Government
    Sylvain Bintein Sylvain Bintein
    REACH and CLP Team Leader, European Commission
  24. Conclusions

  25. Close of conference