VDMA Expert Topic Page on PFAS

Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl compounds (PFAS) are indispensable for many industrial processes.

However, the EU has advocated for a blanket ban on approximately 10,000 PFAS substances because some of them are harmful when released into the environment. This comprehensive regulatory approach jeopardizes entire production processes in machinery and plant engineering – particularly new technologies in the energy transition – and lacks sufficient scientific foundation.
Industrially indispensable but facing a potential EU ban. Learn more about the reasons and consequences of the impending PFAS ban for machinery and plant engineering on the new VDMA expert topic page.