PFAS in nonstick coatings - a risk for our health and the enviroment?
Most nonstick coatings in frying pans, pans, and waffle irons contain PFAS, something that has been increasingly questioned due to the negative impact PFAS has on our health and the environment. Therefore, the RISE initiatives POPFREE and the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution together with Cervera invite you to a webinar focusing on PFAS's harmful effects, legislation, and how to phase out the chemicals.
The webinar is in Swedish only, for more information and registration, please visit the Swedish website.
Date: Thursday, March 25 2021
Cost: Free of charge
Why should you phase out PFAS?
PFAS is used in many consumer products due to its ability to repel water, dirt and grease, form smooth films and withstand high temperatures. They are very difficult to degrade and therefore accumulate in nature where they pose a major environmental and health risk.
9.00: Welcome to the webinar
9.05: An introduction to PFAS
9.30: Mapping PFAS in nonstick coated kitchenware
10.00: Interpretation results from PFAS-analysis
10.15: PTFE from a life cycle perspective
11.00: How to start working with substitution
11.15: A panel discussion about the industry's next step
RISE is Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Through our international collaboration programs with industry, academia, and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the Swedish business community on an international level and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,800 employees engage in and support all types of innovation processes. RISE is an independent, State-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and over 100 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products, and services.
POPFREE is an innovation project, financed by Vinnova, aiming to promote products free from PFAS. Within POPFREE we will develop PFAS-free alternatives and contribute to increased awareness about the risks with PFAS and demand for PFAS-free products, from production to consumers.
About the Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution
The Swedish Centre for Chemical Substitution acts as a node to promote substitution of hazardous chemicals and identify better alternatives for products and processes. Step-by-step, we can guide your organization to a more sustainable future.
Cervera is Sweden's leading reseller of quality products for kitchens and home furnishings. The company was founded in 1987 and consists of about 70 stores in Sweden as well as e-commerce and NK Kök & Design at Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm and Gothenburg. The company strives to be a leading initiator in sustainable products for kitchen and cooking, both in terms of quality and choice of materials.