31 March 2016
Daikin Industries, Ltd. (Head Office: Osaka; President and CEO: Masanori Togawa) has completely ceased the manufacture and use of PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and related substances, and manufacture of products which use PFOA and related substances as a raw material, as of the end of calendar year 2015.
In 2006, Daikin, as a part of its ongoing program for sustainable chemistry, joined the "PFOA 2010/2015 Stewardship Program" (a voluntary PFOA reduction program) together with seven other major fluorochemical companies*1.
During this program Daikin has developed and brought to the market a variety of alternative replacement products are therefore able to announce that, "Within the end-of-2015 deadline of the Stewardship Program we have ended all manufacture of PFOA and related substances."
The company will continue to give primary consideration to sustainable chemical management while developing new products. As an example, the company develops many new C6 telomer products, while subjecting them to a variety of health and environmental testing and, making the data from those tests publically available its web site*2.
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