Understanding new PFAS regulations and the impact on industry


27. Feb 2024


Technical University of Denmark
Meeting Center room S09
2800 Lyngby

Closed for registration


Is your company ready for the coming regulations on PFAS substances? Have you identified PFAS substances used in your products, and found alternative materials? And do you know what to do if you have no alternative materials? If not, you might want to learn more at this one-day seminar.

With spotlight on the coming regulations and public awareness of PFAS, it is important for companies to recognize the potential consequences and work towards safer alternatives. At this seminar, we have brought together experts from the regulatory authorities and industry to address the challenges of adapting a PFAS-free production, and how to uncover groundbreaking approaches to identify alternatives to fluoropolymers.

The first part of the program will focus on the ongoing work on the general regulation of PFAS substances, and the implications this will have for the industry. In the second part of the program, we deep dive into how to approach the task of finding suitable alternatives and some concrete cases from the industry.


kl. 8.30 – Registration and breakfast

kl. 9.00 – Welcome and introduction

kl. 9.10 – The Universal PFAS restriction proposal by Peter Juhl Nielsen, AC-tekniker, Cand.scient Kemikalier & Biocider, Danish Environmental Protection Agency

kl. 9.45 – PFAS and product lifecycles – how to avoid harm now and in the future? by Xenia Trier, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

kl. 10.20 – Coffee and networking break

kl. 10.40 – How does the industry cope with the potential regulations on PFAS? by Helle Westphal, Head of Chemicals Policy, Danish Industry (DI)

kl. 11.15 – PFAS from the food contact perspective by Jens Sinding, Chief Consultant, Force Technology

kl. 11.50 – Lunch and networking break

kl. 12.50 – A Novel Approach to Identifying Alternatives to Fluoropolymers: A Case Study from the Danish Technological Institute by Emil Damgaard-Møller, PFAS Consultant, Danish Technological Institute

kl. 13.20 – A non-PFAS low friction coating by Ion Sivebæk, Associate Professor, DTU Construct & Materials Specialist (Tribology), Novo Nordisk A/S

kl. 13.50 – Reduction of PFAS reliance in Polymer Fuel Cells by Lars Nilausen Cleemann, Head of Materials, Blue World Technologies

kl. 14.20 – Coffee and networking break

kl. 14.40 A halogen-free hydrophobic coating by Kenneth Haugshøj, Senior Specialist, Danish Technological Institute

kl. 15.10 PFAS in wastewater – How to tackle it with technology by Peter Balslev, Senior Process Engineer, Krüger A/S

kl. 15.40 – Closing remarks

Target audience

The seminar is aimed at a broad audience, such as professionals in regulatory affairs, production, research and development, and the supply chain.


This seminar has been developed by Alexander Bruun Christi ansen (Optics Developer, 3Shape), Espen Hvidsten Dahl (Seniorkonsulent, Teknologisk Institut), Nicole Ciacotich (Head of Department, Characterization & Special Testing, Force Technology), Rune Juul Christiansen (Forsknings- og innovationschef, AH Metal Solutions A/S) and Susanne Köhler (Laboratory technician, Blue World Technologies) from Teknologisk Videndelings Surface steering group.

In case of questions, please get in touch with the Technical University of Denmark at or +45 2724 2782/ +45 9351 1276

The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science financially supports this event.


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