PFAS Update – What You Need to Know

February 1, 2024 ~

George Fuchs, Director, Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers ‎(NAPIM)

The use of PFAS has now become a major focus for regulatory authorities worldwide with the EU, EPA, and individual States proposing and passing legislative and regulatory restrictions placing limits on all uses of more than 10,000 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

The use of PFAS is so widespread that it is becoming increasingly important to that our members “be in the know”.  Actions being taken against the so-called “forever chemicals” could present some real challenges within our industry.

Join us for this informational session with Geoge Fuchs, who has been closely following activity surrounding PFAS for several years.  It will be an opportunity for you to hear the latest updates and NAHAD’s activity/resources on this issue.   

Key takeaways:

  1. The issues surrounding the use of PFAS 
  2. Potential disruptions and uncertainty in the market
  3. Preparation required for potential compliance with new regulations
  4. Actions you can take to weigh in on the issues at the Federal and State level

Intended Audience:  Senior Managers and Executive Suite

Meet the Speaker

George Fuchs, Director, Regulatory Affairs, National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers ‎(NAPIM)

George Fuchs has over 35 years of experience working in safety, health, environmental, and technical fields. He began his career with the Allied Chemical Corp. in Morristown, NJ working in a number of business units including chemical toxicological research, TSCA compliance and laboratory safety. He then moved on to the Pennwalt Corp. in King of Prussia, PA where he was manager of safety, health and environmental compliance for the corporate research development laboratory. His last corporate position was with EniChem America (a division of the European chemical conglomerate – AGIP) where he was the facilities/SHE manager for their North American operations.

Mr. Fuchs now works for the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers as their Director of Regulatory Affairs and Technology.

He holds degrees in computer science and chemistry from Seton Hall University.

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