igus Enhances Environmental and Operational Safety with PFAS-Free chainflex Cables

chainflex cables do not use PTFE and PFAS chemicals, guaranteed with the “PFAS-free” seal

Ninety-five percent of chainflex cables from igus are already PFAS-free. (Source: igus GmbH)

25 March 2024 – igus®, a leader in motion plastics and cable management systems, announces its chainflex® cables are now manufactured without PTFE or PFAS chemicals. This initiative reflects igus’s dedication to environmental safety and compliance, positioning chainflex cables as a sustainable option worldwide immune to potential bans on these substances.

The European Union is contemplating restrictions on PTFE and PFAS, considered harmful “forever chemicals” for their persistent environmental and health impacts. igus’s decision to eliminate these substances from chainflex cables underscores its commitment to ensuring product safety and reliability in the face of regulatory changes. The “PFAS-free” label signifies that chainflex cables are devoid of these hazardous chemicals, safeguarding customer operations without needing product disposal or replacement if bans are implemented.

95 percent of chainflex cables are PFAS-free

The widespread application of PFAS in various consumer and industrial products underscores the significance of igus’s assurance of PFAS-free materials in 95 percent of chainflex cables. This assurance offers customers security and aligns with international efforts to mitigate the environmental persistence of PFAS, demonstrating igus’s leadership in sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Rainer Rössel, Head of Chainflex Cables at igus, emphasizes the importance of the “PFAS-free” seal in bolstering customer confidence and advancing igus’s sustainability objectives. The comprehensive range of over 1,350 chainflex cables, engineered for dynamic applications across diverse industries, is a testament to igus’s commitment to innovation, quality, and environmental responsibility. This dedication is further evidenced by igus’s rigorous testing protocols and the extension of the chainflex cable guarantee, enhancing both product reliability and customer trust.

At the beginning of 2023, the European Union had already discussed a ban on PFAS. This chemical, which also includes PTFE, is not used in chainflex cables. The new logo confirms the elimination of PTFE in igus chainflex cables. If a general ban is announced, no chainflex cables will have to be disposed of or replaced, and they can continue to be used worldwide without any concerns.

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