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DuPont Rolls Out C8-Free Coating

9:09 AM MDT | April 8, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

DuPont says it has developed a shorter-chain alternative chemistry to C8-based fluorotelomers, which scientists say can degrade into perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in the body and the environment. The development is a step toward meeting targets of EPA’s voluntary stewardship program, under which DuPont and seven other companies agreed to reduce emissions and product content of PFOA and related chemicals by 95% by 2010 (CW, March 8, 2006, p. 11). DuPont says it will phase-out C8 fluorotelomer products and replace them with the alternative chemistry by...

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