UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, announced an addition to its restricted substance and chemical data management software that helps clients to quickly identify perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in product and product portfolio data. This new capability helps manufacturers and suppliers to navigate critical business decisions and manage compliance with PFAS regulations throughout the supply chain.
A large group of synthetic chemicals, PFAS are used to make coatings and products that resist water, dirt, heat and grease. Due to their strong carbon-fluorine bonds, some PFAS do not degrade easily and are often described as forever chemicals.
“The increased concern surrounding PFAS and their broad use in common consumer products is creating global disruption in product development and material sourcing,” said Adam Sawyer, director of solutions management in the Supply Chain Insights group at UL Solutions. “Our regulatory experts have been working with customers to develop the PFAS enhancement to our compliance management software. The PFAS enhancement enables an analysis of restricted substances’ regulatory status, providing customers with the latest information for more informed decision-making to address PFAS requirements.”
UL Solutions PFAS enhancement can quickly and accurately identify which products might require material replacements to comply with emerging requirements. Product data can be systemically collected, stored and assessed against the latest PFAS regulations and more. The software identifies materials containing PFAS by product category while providing data necessary to make strategic decisions regarding material substitution, produce reports, and communicate potential risks.
“Despite increased regulatory activity, there is not a harmonized approach to dealing with PFAS. Requirements can vary by region, country and state, as well as product type and application, adding layers of complexity and challenges for manufacturers, suppliers and retailers. Our ability to constantly monitor regulations and update our software accordingly is among the reasons why global brands have chosen UL Solutions to support their regulatory compliance management needs for nearly 40 years,” said Sawyer.
SOURCE : PRNewswire