New Product Announcement: PFAS-Free Surfactants

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2023


Global chemicals company DIC Corporation has recently announced the development of its Megaface EFS series of environment-friendly surfactants, without the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

According to the release, the new products are suitable alternatives to fluorosurfactants for various applications, including displays, semiconductors, automobiles and coatings.

The release states that DIC embarked on the development of a PFAS-free surfactant in a proactive response to rising global needs for sustainable alternatives to fluorosurfactants. Leveraging its technologies and environment-friendly raw materials, the company says Megaface EFS will provide surface activity “equal to or better than” that of conventional fluorosurfactants.

The company will reportedly promote the series in Japan, other East Asian markets, Europe and the United States, among others. The release states that DIC Corporation is targeting industries ranging from electronic materials to electric vehicles (EVs) and batteries, with a goal to achieve annual sales of 5 billion yen ($34413250) by fiscal year 2030.

DIC explains that the product series can reduce surface tension “as good or greater” than that of fluorosurfactants for coating uniformity.

The release states that moving forward, DIC plans to offer these products globally as an alternative and contribute to the sustainability of industrial activity and the reduction of environmental risks.

   

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