Better Chemistry

Authoritative lists and restricted substances lists, like those found in the MaterialWise screening tool, indicate what not to use, but the next question is what to use instead? Without robust, quality data, this question cannot be answered, and everyone in the value chain is vulnerable to regrettable substitutions.

Reliable chemical data underpins the pathway to safer, healthier products – it illuminates and leads to better choices. Here you can:

    • Access chemical hazard assessment information that is comprehensive, 3rd-party verified, and cost effective.
    • Search for portfolios of alternative assessments based on chemical name, function, and/or use.
    • Subscribe to the portfolios that are relevant to your work.
    • Receive notifications when new alternatives are posted or new hazards are identified.

Find Alternatives

In Q2 2019, we launched a proof-of-concept pilot to create three alternative portfolios for chemicals of high concern. Results will be available in Q3.  Additional alternative portfolios have been initiated by various industry initiatives seeking a high-quality evidence-base for to accelerate value chains towards better chemistry. These portfolios will be available in Q4 and beyond. Subscribe for updates. 

Ortho-Phthalate
Plasticizer Alternatives
PFAS-Free Durable Water RepellentsDMF-free Polyurethane
Dispersions
Additional Alternative Portfolios
This portfolio contains alternatives to ortho-phthalates of concern that are compliant with the ZDHC MRSL C2C RSLv4 (DRAFT), and Reach Annex 17Alternatives included in this portfolio are PFAS-free and are compliant with the ZDHC MRSL and REACH Annex 17Alternatives were identified by the ZDHC DMF working group to eliminate the use of DMF in the manufacturer of synthetic leather in an effort to avoid regrettable substitutions.Alternatives were identified by the ZDHC DMF working group to eliminate the use of DMF in the manufacturer of synthetic leather in an effort to avoid regrettable substitutions.
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We welcome new partners. MaterialWise is a solution that supports and empowers industry solutions already in play. We are focused on providing a data service and input to support decision-making for safer products and guidance on policy.

Contact us to create the evidence base for your initiative.

MaterialWise will partner with you to convene a value chain coalition centered around your chemical(s) of concern to create alternative assessment portfolios that will eguide your value chain toward safer chemistry and avoid regrettable substitutions.

Contact us to learn more about our unique cost and benefit sharing approach.

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