In the past, perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) were as much a part of the textile industry as a needle and thread. This is not surprising, as their water, grease and dirt-resistant properties are, admittedly, extremely practical. However, the use of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals has, over time, been proven to include risks.
PFCs get into the environment during the production stage and are extremely difficult to break down there. They may, therefore, pollute groundwater and drinking water, and enter the food cycle.
PFOA – a substance within the PFC group – has actually been proven to be toxic. Consequently, we have banned this substance (and PFOS) from our products.