PFAS information

Proposal for the restriction of PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances)

updated 08/07/2023

A proposal to restrict PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) was submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) by five EU countries in January 2023.

The usual time-consuming consultation and assessment process within ECHA will begin in September 2023. An initial determination of which of the approximately 10,000 PFAS substances will potentially be subject to restrictions or transition periods is expected in 2024 or 2025. 

A legal basis is not yet in place and what actual restrictions specifically for industrial products will be set in the coming years is still completely open. At this point in time, it is therefore not meaningful to conduct an analysis and it is not yet possible to provide detailed information. 

Erwin Telle GmbH is in close contact with relevant suppliers and will react accordingly to the ECHA requirements. In case of possible restrictions we will inform our customers and will try to ensure the supply of affected industrial products by alternative products.