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Dow Corning and Daikin Roll Out C8 Coating Alternative

11:30 AM MDT | April 11, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

Dow Corning and Daikin say they have developed an alternative to the controversial C8-based fluorotelomers, which scientists say can degrade into perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the body and the environment. EPA has called for a voluntary phasout of PFOA and related chemical citing “current knowledge that PFOA is persistent in the environment, that it has been detected in human blood, and that animal studies indicate effects of concern” (CW, March 8, 2006, p. 11). The two companies entered into a joint development agreement in 2005 to develop...

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