Responsible Manufacturing

Fluoropolymers and Fluorinated Gases Can and Must be Manufactured Responsibly

The real solution for addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) environmental concerns is responsible manufacturing, which emphasizes strict emissions control, end of life management, and engagement with our neighbors.

Two employees going over documents outside of a facilityChemours will eliminate at least 99% of fluorinated organic compound emissions from our manufacturing processes by 2030.

Chemours practices responsible manufacturing and is implementing abatement technologies at our plants, with an aim to reduce emission of fluorinated organic compounds by 99% relative to our 2018 baseline. 

Chemours fluoropolymers and fluorinated gases (f-gases) are made and used with minimal environmental impact and are safe for their intended uses. We take very seriously our obligation to manage the PFAS compounds in our manufacturing processes in a responsible manner and our commitment to eliminate at least 99% of PFAS air and water emissions from our manufacturing processes by 2030. Chemours is leading the industry as the first company in chemical manufacturing to make this public commitment.

Two people working with machinesCommitments must be met with action and progress. At our facility in Dordrecht, we’re investing €75 million towards reducing PFAS emissions by more than 99% compared to 2017 baseline levels with significant milestones expected to be achieved in 2021 and 2024. We have successfully deployed technologies at our Fayetteville site in North Carolina to abate 99% of fluorinated emissions, compared to 2017 emissions levels. In Fayetteville, we’ve invested over $100 million in emissions control technology and installed a suite of air emissions control equipment. Our state-of-the-art thermal oxidizer will destroy 99.999% of fluorinated organic emissions vented to it.

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