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LONDON – A one-hour webinar in December will offer fashion and textile industry executives access to world class expertise on potentially hazardous chemicals in clothing. The webinar, taking place on 13 December, will focus on PFAS (Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances), also known as the ‘forever chemicals’.

The webinar is organised by Eurofins Softlines, Leather, Toys & Hardlines. Interested parties can register HERE

Five expert speakers will offer an overview of PFAS chemicals and their use. They will also update delegates on key legislative developments in the EU and US. Delegates will have the opportunity to ask specific questions at the end.

PFAS chemicals have made global headlines in recent years and many governments are in the process of banning or regulating their use in apparel supply chains.

PFAS are a large chemical group of over 4,500 highly persistent synthetic chemicals. These functional chemistries are used in consumer products such as textiles and leather for clothing and footwear, as well as in non- stick cookware and in paints and construction materials.

Due to their persistence in the environment, PFAS chemicals can be easily transported, covering long distances away from the source of their release. PFAS chemicals are now omnipresent in ecosystems and are found in animals and humans, food, soil, and water.

The webinar will include:

  • An in-depth explanation of PFAS chemistry and its use in product supply chains
  • The main global legislative positions and updates (US and EU focus)
  • Testing solutions that can help cleanse supply chains of these forever chemicals and first-hand knowledge sharing

The webinar is offered in two different timeslots with the same content. A recording of the webinar will be available to registrants on-demand after the session.

Save your seat now.

Webinar: Cleansing Supply Chains of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’

13 December 2022

Session 1: 11:00am CET | Session 2: 11:00am ET (5:00pm CET)

Meet the speakers

Dr Victoria Addy, Chief Technical Officer, Eurofins Sustainability Services

Victoria joined Eurofins | BLC in 1992 after obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Biology, before gaining a PhD in Biochemistry. Now Chief Technical Officer for Eurofins Sustainability Services, Victoria oversees sustainable chemistry, biomaterials, leather and novel material development for consumer products, specialising in chemical compliance and supply chain regulatory support. 

Anna Nebot Querol, Regulatory Services Director, Eurofins SL-TH Regulatory Services

Anna graduated in Chemistry, from the University of Barcelona in 2002 before completing a master’s degree in Business Management and Environmental Quality.

With more than 20 years of experience in the TIC industry and in the fields of testing and expert services for consumer products, Anna developed and launched an international regulatory department at Eurofins Consumer Product Testing in 2016. As Regulatory Services Director, she is now focused on Softlines, Leather, Toys & Hardlines regulatory-related topics.

Dr Devender Singh, Managing Director, Eurofins | MTS Germany

Devender completed a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Delhi and a PhD and Post-doctoral studies in organic chemistry at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany respectively.

After joining MTS Germany in 2013, he specialises in sustainable chemistry, specifically the development of novel methods for the assessment of hazardous chemicals in consumer products.

David Hong, Senior Regulatory Technician, Eurofins SL-TH Regulatory Services

After attending Suffolk University Law School and being admitted to the Massachusetts and New York Bar, David has more than 12 years of experience in the field of consumer product regulations in North American and Asian markets, with a special focus and expertise in the US market.

He provides regulatory and technical support to clients across consumer industries, including textiles, chemicals, toys and hardlines.

Dr Jongsei Park, Toxicologist, Eurofins | MTS

Jongsei received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and has been involved in analytical toxicology, regulatory toxicology, hazardous chemical management and hazardous substance risk management for more than 40 years.

He is a Certified Toxicologist of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology, UK and EU Registered Toxicologist, Listed Toxicologist of US CPSC for review of art materials, and member of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication.

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