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Henkel's Path to PFAS-Free Sustainability

In the ever-evolving landscape of product sustainability, understanding the impact of the materials we use is paramount. Henkel, a leader in innovation, is at the forefront of this transformation, particularly in addressing the environmental and health concerns associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). This post delves into Henkel's commitment to a PFAS-free future, highlighting the steps we're taking to ensure a healthier planet and safer products for our consumers.

Understanding PFAS and Their Environmental Impact

PFAS, often referred to as "forever chemicals," are a group of over 10,000 synthetic chemicals characterized by their strong carbon-fluorine bonds. These properties make PFAS highly durable and resistant to water, dirt, and heat, leading to their widespread use in industries ranging from healthcare to aerospace. However, this durability comes at a cost. PFAS are slow to degrade, leading to bioaccumulation in the environment and potential harm to human health, including links to cancer, endocrine disruption, and reproductive toxicity.

Driving Strategic Portfolio Transformation at Henkel

Rudolph Bros. & Co. along with Henkel are committed to leading by example in the transition away from PFAS. By evaluating products against stringent sustainability criteria, we are not only accelerating the performance of our portfolio but also ensuring transparency in decision-making. This strategic transformation is a testament to our dedication to not just meet but exceed the evolving expectations of our customers and the planet.

The Role of Transparency in Sustainable Decision-Making

Transparency is at the core of our sustainability strategy. By providing 100% end-to-end transparency on the sustainability of all our products, we empower customers to make informed decisions. This level of openness is crucial in building trust and demonstrating our commitment to not just talking about change but being the change.

Leading the Charge: Henkel's Sustainable Alternatives to PFAS

Innovation is in Henkel's DNA, and their approach to finding sustainable alternatives to PFAS is no exception. They are actively developing PFAS-free technologies that do not compromise on performance. These alternatives are not only safer for the environment and human health but also align with our vision of a sustainable future.

Collaboration for a Sustainable Future: Henkel's Industry Influence

Henkel understands that true transformation requires industry-wide change. That's why we are actively driving standardization and transformation through collaboration. By supporting our customers during the transition to sustainable, PFAS-free technologies, we are setting a new standard for the industry and encouraging others to follow suit.

Ensuring a Safer Tomorrow: Our Promise of 100% Transparency

Our promise of 100% transparency is not just a commitment to our customers but to future generations. Rudolph Bros. and Henkel are dedicated to delivering products that meet the highest standards of sustainability and safety. This commitment is reflected in our actions, from portfolio transformation to industry collaboration, underscoring our role as a leader in sustainability.

In conclusion, our path to a PFAS-free future is marked by innovation, transparency, and collaboration. By prioritizing the health of the planet and our consumers, we are not only adapting to the demands of today but also leading the charge towards a more sustainable tomorrow. As we continue to innovate and transform our portfolio, Henkel remains committed to being a trusted, helpful partner in the journey towards sustainability.