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Posted by Ron Allison on Apr 26, 2024


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been called “forever chemicals” because, according to the National Resources Defense Council, they are “nearly indestructible.” Even in parts per quadrillion levels, these chemicals are toxic.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six PFAS chemicals on April 10, 2024. According to the NPDWR, “the rule will prevent PFAS exposure in drinking water for approximately 100 million people, prevent thousands of deaths, and reduce tens of thousands of serious PFAS-attributable illnesses.” The rule will require the monitoring of public water for these PFAS.

The California Water Board explains that four major sources allow PFAS to get into water: landfill leaching, fire training and response sites, wastewater treatment plants and industrial sites. Products from all Creative Composites Group (CCG) companies proudly report PFAS-free. Our products will not contribute to PFAS pollution nor will our production facilities.

No PFAS, No Problem

CCG doesn’t require PFAS for our product¬—our high-quality Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) is inherently corrosion-resistant and engineered to withstand hurricane-force winds, high-salt environments, extreme stresses and more without PFAS, for our molded, pultruded, filament wound or continuous lamination products.

CCG’s companies create products that can be installed in industrial sites, including water and wastewater treatment plants, and in municipal applications near aquafers.  Leaching into water is a main source of PFAS contamination in these environments. But with FRP products from any of CCG’s companies, there will be no extra step needed to comply with the EPA’s new NPDWR. 

Offering excellent performance capabilities AND reporting PFAS-free are great reasons to trust CCG as part of your responsible business strategy. Contact us today to learn more.

CCG’s parent company, Hill & Smith PLC, is specially dedicated to sustainability, pledging: “We recognize that to play a positive role in society, we need to act responsibly. Not just to our employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders but also to the environment and wider society.” This blog is part of Hill & Smith’s third annual Sustainability Week, April 22-26, 2024, which is part of that mission.

Topics: FRP Composites

Ron Allison

AboutRon Allison

Ron is the Director of Engineering & EHS. Ron has held several positions at Creative Pultrusions during his 35 years of service including Machine Shop Supervisor, Research and Development Engineer, R & D Engineering Manager and Senior Design Engineer before taking over duties as the Director of Engineering in 2000. Ron is also current on the OSHA 40 hr HAZWOPER, OSHA HAZWOPER supervisor training, 30 hr OSHA General Industry Safety and Health and the EPA method 9 Visible Emissions.

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