Trend in the use of PFAS and non-fluorinated alternatives in food packaging
I What is PFAS？
PFAS refers to per or polyfluoroalkyl substances.
It can impart oil resistance, water resistance, soil and mud resistance, chemical resistance and high temperature resistance, reduce surface friction, and obtain surface activity, so it has been widely used in the past.
For example: food packaging materials (food contact paper and cardboard), consumer products such as stain-resistant, waterproof fabrics and carpets, leather and apparel, non-stick cookware (such as Teflon), polishes, waxes, paints, cleaning products and fire-resistant foams middle.
II What does PFAS contain?
PFAS contains nearly 5,000 industrially produced chemical substances, such as PFOA, PFOS, PFHxS, PFCAs, etc., all belong to PFAS.
III PFAS ban in food packaging
Recently, there has been an increasing focus on PFAS in food packaging materials.
PFAS are persistent organic pollutants that accumulate in organisms and cause lasting damage to humans and the environment. Studies have found a link between PFAS and many diseases.
Since PFAS substances are harmful to both human beings and the environment, many countries or regions around the world have restricted PFAS. For example, many states in the United States have passed bills banning the use of PFAS in food packaging.
So what are the banned food packaging? details as follows:
A.These four types of food packaging with PFAS added will be banned in February 2023：
1. Wraps and liners
3. food boats
B.These five types of packaging with added PFAS will be banned in May 2024：
1.Bags and sleeves
3.Flat serviceware, which includes items like plates and trays
4.Open-top containers, which includes items like French fry cartons and food cups
5.closed container, which includes items like clamshells.
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