HBF Textiles is actively working to eliminate PFAS from our textiles/coated-fabrics/leathers supply chain. All new HBF Textiles products launched will be PFAS-free.
ABOUT PFAS: Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals used to make, among other things, fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. PFAS coatings can be found in a variety of products. Also sometimes referred to as “forever-chemicals,” PFAS do not break down. Multiple state and federal entities, including the EPA, are moving to prohibit the sale and use of PFAS products. PFAS exist in some performance coatings applied to textiles wherever oil resistance is desired. There are new developments, however, for PFAS-free stain-resistant and water-resistant performance coatings. As of now, oil resistance is not a characteristic of PFAS-free performance coatings.