For more information, contact:

Terry Peters
Vice President Technical and Industry Affairs
tpeters@plasticsindustry.org
202.974.5280

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Fluoropolymers are plastic materials that have a variety of uses in flexible plastic applications, including as a highly durable coating for wires used to transmit data (internet, telecommunications, etc.), high performance gaskets and seals, nonstick applications and in a variety of military applications. 

The Fluoropolymers Division represents Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) member companies that manufacture fluoropolymer resins or process, convert, compound or formulate fluoropolymers. 

The group:
  • Promotes the benefits of fluoropolymers to material suppliers and public opinion leaders. 
  • Works with local, state, federal and international regulatory bodies to retire the use of chemicals that science indicates pose a threat to consumers, workers and the environment. 
  • Conducts research and advocacy for public safety by promoting science-based building, electrical and fire codes and standards. 
  • Works extensively with the Environment Protection Agency to research issues concerning fluoropolymers and advocates for safe use worldwide. 
  • Keeps members apprised of industry developments. 
Fluoropolymer Division Activities
  • The Division holds one or two conferences each year convening with agencies and organizations that can guide the responsible use of these materials. 
  • Wire & Cable
    The Wire and Cable Section has been instrumental in developing standards for safe use of power over LAN cabling, the Ethernet cable used worldwide in business and computer applications.