EU New Regulation: EU 2017/1000, June 13 2017
A new European Commission Regulation EU 2017/1000 was published on June 13 2017 regarding perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances.
The regulation requires that by 4th July 2020, fire fighting foam concentrates are not allowed to include a concentration greater or equal to:
- 25 parts per billion (ppb) of PFOA or its salts
- 1000ppb of one or a combination of PFOA-related substances
Our range of Aberdeen Foam AFFF-C6 concentrates already meet this regulation - and contain considerably fewer than the maximum quantities allowable under this regulation - three years before it comes into force!
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Further information on PFOA and the background to these changes can be read in our Knowledge Base here.