Seminar Invitation: Understanding the PFAS Regulations

High concern about the impact of PFAS (Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) on the environment and human health has led to growing legislative action globally on restrictions surrounding these “forever chemicals”.

Why not book yourself onto our seminar with Certification Manager, Chris Butcher and Laboratory Manager, Garth Heywood, on Wednesday 22nd May to find out more?

What will I learn?
The aim of the seminar is to examine the impact of growing PFAS restrictions on repellent technology, and how our specialist testing can influence your decision making. The seminar will cover the following topics;

  • An introduction to PFAS
  • Chemistry Lesson
  • Technology/Products
  • Restrictions and Legislation
  • Testing Capabilities
  • Reaction/Readiness

Who should attend?
Anyone interested in gaining an understanding of the latest European Union PFAS Regulations.

Seminars Details:

When? Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Where? The Sagar Building, Westpoint Enterprise Park, Clarence Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1QS or attend virtually via TEAMS!
Cost? £95 per person for non-members, PPE Club members can attend free of charge for up to two delegates. 

BTTG CHRIS BUTCHER 11.10.23 002Chris Butcher, Certification Manager for BTTG® in the UK and Shirley® in Ireland. Chris has over 30 years' experience in testing and certification of protective clothing and other technical textile products. He is a technical expert in garment performance and design and has extensive experience in the Certification of PPE, Marine Equipment and Construction Products. Chris was Convenor of the PPE notified body coordination group VG5 for protective clothing and gloves for more than a decade.

BTTG 14.03.18 Gareth Heywood 2

Gareth Heywood, Laboratory Manager for Shirley®. Through 20 years in the Shirley® chemistry department and participation in working groups and standards committees, Gareth has extensive knowledge of chemical testing, restrictions, and the role of chemicals in the textile industry. Coupling this with a broad understanding of multiple levels of textile manufacturing enables him to support our clients with regulatory barriers, OEKO-TEX® certification, investigations, and manufacturing challenges.

10:15am | Welcome & Refreshments
10:30am | Presentation
12:30pm | Laboratory Tour (for those in-person)
01:15pm | Q&A
01:30pm | End

How to book?
To reserve a place for you and or colleague, please reply to this email or email Places are strictly limited so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Posted by on 30 April 2024