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Retailer bans Perfluorinated compounds by Nick Boley
September 7, 2012, 08:26
Filed under: Environment/Ecology | Tags: ,

H&M Group, the leading retailer, have announced that they will be banning perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) being used in the products they retail on 1 January 2013.

PFCs are used in clothing and footwear as water repellents, but are known to damage the environment. H&M have become the latest retail group to move away from the use of PFCs, and will now use a safer alternative, fluorocarbon-free water repellent, called Bionic-Finish Eco, manufactured by the German company Rudolf Chemie.

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