In a statement from 3M, the company announced that they will stop manufacturing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) by the end of 2025. Additionally, 3M will work to discontinue the use of PFAS in their products within the same time frame. According to the company, 3M has been decreasing their use of PFAS over the past three years and will end the manufacturing of all fluoropolymers, fluorinated fluids, and PFAS-based additive products within the next three years.
In a recent quote, 3M chairman and chief executive officer Mike Roman said, "While PFAS can be safely made and used, we also see an opportunity to lead in a rapidly evolving external regulatory and business landscape to make the greatest impact for those we serve. This action is another example of how we are positioning 3M for continued sustainable growth by optimizing our portfolio, innovating for our customers, and delivering long-term value for our shareholders."