In a “milestone” development expected to make the production of flooring materials more environmentally friendly, DuPont says it has found a new way to produce Teflon used in carpet and other flooring products. The company said its new manufacturing process can remove nearly all perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from Teflon and other fluorotelomer-based products.
said the new approach is three years ahead of the timetable set by the EPA’s
voluntary stewardship program for product content. It describes the new items
as “LX Platform Products” and says they are expected to be drop-in replacements
for current DuPont products
LX Platform Products are being launched in the first quarter
of 2007 with a continued rollout throughout the year. Prices are expected to be
in the same range as current offerings.
DuPont's milestone: Invests $20 mil to improve Teflon process
March 19, 2007