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PUBLISHER: Frost & Sullivan | PRODUCT CODE: 1450344

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PUBLISHER: Frost & Sullivan | PRODUCT CODE: 1450344

Impact of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Regulations on the Chemical Industry

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Devising Strategies to Mitigate Regulatory Implications and Offering PFAS Alternatives Enable Growth Opportunities

Changing regulatory landscapes significantly impact the chemical industry's evolution in technological advancement, product development, vertical integration, and consolidation activities.

In a recent Frost & Sullivan report titled The Impact of Regulations on the Chemical Industry (PE52), we found that one of the key areas of regulation is in PFAS. These regulations will likely bring significant developments to the chemical industry as the PFAS group of chemicals has been an indispensable component of products/materials.

This study assesses the status of PFAS regulations in several regions. It also highlights current/upcoming regulations imposed on some product segments. We focused on 8 product segments: coatings, industrial sealants, polymer processing aids, polymeric membranes, green hydrogen economy, battery materials, F-gases, and lubricants. The analysis explores coating formulations used in various end markets and details coatings used for barrier packaging applications for paper and board and coatings on textiles.

PFAS regulations will have varying impacts on each product segment. Thus, stakeholders' approaches to tackling PFAS regulations will also differ. The report covers the notable PFAS alternatives that will gain momentum because of these regulations in various markets and discusses how companies are replacing PFAS-based alternatives or developing PFAS-free products.

The analysis classifies these segments into products that will directly impact human health and the environment against those that will have an indirect effect to understand the implications of PFAS. It also provides a view of segments where economically and commercially viable PFAS alternatives are available versus those without. In addition, we categorize the types of fluorochemicals and polymers used in various applications to understand their impact on human health and the environment.

Key Features

Other important information include:

  • The way for companies, industry groups, and regulatory bodies to approach PFAS regulations to achieve minimal impact on the environment without impacting the chemical industry’s growth opportunities
  • Stakeholders’ actions in tackling challenges arising from these regulations
  • Top PFAS alternatives across product segments
  • New opportunities/potential these regulations present for chemical market segments
  • New products/chemicals/materials/technologies that will gain momentum because of PFAS restrictions
Product Code: PF82-92

Table of Contents

Strategic Imperatives

  • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
  • The Strategic Imperative 8™
  • The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on the Global Chemical Industry
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™

Growth Opportunity Analysis: Total Market

  • Introduction
  • Scope of Analysis
  • Questions This Study Will Answer
  • PFAS Across Product Life Cycle
  • PFAS Family of Products
  • Overview of PFAS Family of Products
  • Overview of PFAS Family of Products: Fluoropolymers
  • Approaches to Eliminate PFAS from the Environment
  • PFAS Regulations in Europe
  • PFAS Regulations in the United States
  • Possible Implications of PFAS Regulations on Chemicals and Materials
  • Implications of PFAS Regulations on Various Product Segments

Product Segmentation Analysis

  • PFAS in Coatings
  • Barrier Packaging Coatings for Paper and Board
  • Alternatives to PFAS in Food Contact Barrier Packaging Applications
  • Case Study: Solenis
  • Companies to Watch in Coatings for Barrier Packaging
  • Textile Coatings
  • Summary: Potential PFAS Alternatives in Textile Coatings
  • Industrial Sealants
  • Polymer Processing Aids
  • Polymeric Membranes: WWWT
  • Polymeric Membranes: Green Hydrogen Economy
  • PFAS in Green Hydrogen Economy
  • Battery Materials
  • Case Study: Nanoramic
  • F-gas impact
  • Lubricants

Growth Opportunity Universe

  • Growth Opportunity 1: Strong Potential for Silicones as PFAS Substitutes
  • Growth Opportunity 2: Creating a Circular Economy for PFAS
  • Growth Opportunity 3: Alternate Technologies
  • Growth Opportunity 4: Bio-based/Renewable Materials
  • Legal Disclaimer
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