A webinar on 16 May will offer expert advice on new laws around potentially hazardous chemicals in clothing. The webinar will also look at new, low-cost alternative testing methods, with a focus on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl) chemicals which are widely used in fashion supply chains.
Industry insiders believe the pace of regulatory reform around PFAS chemicals means traditional PFAS compliance testing methods could soon become unable to meet the needs of the supply chain.
This is especially true for PFAS chemicals affecting product categories such as apparel and fabric treatments.
Until recently, PFAS analysis from testing has been primarily through liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LCMS/MS) on a targeted subset of PFAS. However, the focus has now shifted to developing and validating lower-cost alternatives that provide a more comprehensive measure of total PFAS impact.
This includes methods for quantitatively screening for total fluorine (TF) and total organic fluorine (TOF) as an indicator of total PFAS contamination, followed by targeted PFAS testing where required.
This 45-minute webinar from Eurofins Softlines & Leather will offer expert advice from sustainable chemistry experts covering:
- Recent regulatory updates concerning PFAS and how to maintain compliance
- The typical PFAS testing process for consumer products
- Eurofins’ approach to PFAS testing using Total Fluorine (TF) and Total Organic Fluorine (TOF)
- Question and answer session at the end of the presentation
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.
Webinar – PFAS: Regulations and testing solutions for consumer products
Tuesday 16 May
Session 1: 10:00am CEST | Session 2: 11:00am PDT
ABOUT THE EXPERT SPEAKERS:
Dr. Victoria Addy
Chief Technical Officer, Eurofins Sustainability Services
Victoria joined Eurofins | BLC in 1992 and holds 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.
Senior Regulatory Technician, Eurofins SL-TH Regulatory Services
After being admitted to the Massachusetts and New York Bar, David has more than 12 years of experience in the field of consumer product regulations and provides regulatory and technical support to clients across consumer industries, including textiles, chemicals, toys and hardlines.
Technical Director, Eurofins Consumer Product Testing
With 15 years of experience in consumer product safety and integrity, Drew is the Technical Director at Eurofins Product Testing U.S. He is well versed in global regulations and has worked closely with supply chain stakeholders to create technical files and develop chemical risk management programmes.