PFOA & PFOS Free Coatings

Aculon technologies are all 100% free of PFOA & PFOS. With new regulations restricting usage of materials containing PFOA & PFOS, we have a variety of solutions which can address your applications performance and regulatory needs!

PFOA & PFOS Free Coatings
PFOA Free Coatings

Replace your outdated, PFOA & PFOS coatings with Aculon Technology! Maintain and improve your performance and stay in regulatory compliance!

Production and use of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), along with numerous other related compounds, has been globally banned as agreed under the UN's Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants. This ban recently entered into force for more than 160 countries in 2019. While there are numerous exemptions to the ban, they are all due to expire in 2022-2023. With the end of these exemptions soon to come into effect, teflon® and coatings which contain PFOA & PFOS are soon to be completely banned in over 160 countries. Aculon offers alternative coating solutions for your surface modifications needs, all of which are 100% free of PFOA & PFOS. Avoid regulatory consequences by utilizing Aculon's coating technologies while also in many cases improving your products performance!

What exemptions are due to end in 2022-2023?

Exemptions for use of PFOA & PFOS containing substances for all remaining exempt applications are due to end in 2022-2023 in the EU and numerous other regions! If you are using these materials in your application Aculon has a range of technology platforms that are 100% free of PFOA & PFOS which can meet and even exceed your current performance expectations.  Some examples below where Aculon can help to solve your impending regulatory needs:

  • Medical Devices
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Textiles
  • Photolithography
  • Carpeting
  • Semiconductors
  • Photo Resists & AR Coatings
  • Lubricating Coatings
  • Membranes

Aculon has a wide range of PFOA & PFOS free hydrophobic coating technologies to address your applications needs. Not only are our hydrophobic coatings a regulatory solution for your existing hydrophobic coatings which contain PFOA & PFOS, but they also have numerous performance advantages including: up to 120° water contact angles, easy liquid based application, optical clarity, durable performance, & many others! Click to learn more about our PFOA & PFOS free hydrophobic coatings!

Aculon does not utilize PFOA & PFOS in any of the oleophobic coating technology platforms available. Switch to Aculon's oleophobic coating technology and eliminate your regulatory problems while also improving the performance of your products!! Click to learn more about our PFOA & PFOS free oleophobic coatings!

About the Regulated Substances

  • What is PFOA?  Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C8, is another man-made chemical. It has been used in the process of making Teflon and similar chemicals (known as fluorotelomers).
  • What is PFOS?  Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) is a synthetic chemical used to make products resistant to stains, grease, soil and water.
  • Teflon™ is a registered trademark and a brand name (Teflon ®) owned by Chemours (formally DuPont) and is used on a range of products.”



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