PTFE Additives in Coatings & Inks – Regulatory Threat and Alternatives

Time: 11:30 - 11:50

Date: 26 October 2022

Theatre: Arena 4


PTFE is an additive which is used broadly in the paints, coatings and inks industry for many years. As an additive it provides important performance attributes such as surface protection, surface slip, heat resistance and chemical resistance.

This paper will be divided in three main sections:

  • PTFE as an additive

What is specific about its chemistry, how is it produced, in which forms is it provided to the coatings industry and what are the specific benefits it provides to this industry.

  • Past, current and future regulatory restrictions and threats for PTFE.

This part will, among others, explain the PFOA restriction and the upcoming PFAS regulation and its existing and potential consequences.

  • PTFE alternatives

What can coatings and inks formulators do when they are forced or would like to replace PFTE in their formulations? Which type of alternatives are offered and developed by Lubrizol and how do they work?


  • View full profile for Ralf EberhardsRalf Eberhards Global Technology Manager Surface Modifiers - Lubrizol Performance Coatings for Urai

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