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Published on Friday, 03 February 2017

Greenpeace and WL Gore reach agreement on PFCs

Written by John Mowbray

MUNICH – Ecotextile News understands from sources close to the matter, that Greenpeace and WL Gore have come to a potential ground-breaking agreement on how to deal with PFCs in the outdoor clothing and footwear industries.

At this moment, it’s unclear if this agreement relates to the development and/or use of perfluorinated (PFC) free textile chemistry used to make durable water repellant fabrics. Or if the agreement relates to how to deal with PTFE breathable membranes such as GORE-TEX. Further investigation by our team suggests that the agreement will cover both type of products in consumer goods with a potential phase-out date being 2020, according to our sources.

An official announcement is slated to take place on Monday, February 6th, at next week’s ISPO event in Munich.