MIDWOR-LIFE GATHERS INTERNATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS FOR ITS FINAL EVENT WHERE KEY RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS WERE PRESENTED

On June 5th, the final event of MIDWOR-LIFE gathered 36 stakeholders from 10 European countries in the field of substitution of per- and poly-fluorinated substances in the textile industry, in Brussels with broad high profile representation including the European Commission, textile industry representatives, chemical producers and research centres across Europe.

After the presentations, a discussion followed among the project team and the different stakeholders. A lot of interest arose around the possible derogation of some applications within the new restriction proposal which is currently undergoing led by ECHA and national authorities. The discussion focused on the need to define critical applications where oil repellency is a must in order to include them into the derogation within the upcoming restriction of short-chain fluorocarbons.

All the presentations from the event are available for download at the project website.