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:
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.
|PFAS-Free Durable Water Repellents||DMF-free Polyurethane |
|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 17||Alternatives included in this portfolio are PFAS-free and are compliant with the ZDHC MRSL and REACH Annex 17||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.||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.|
|10 Chemicals assessed and 3rd-party verified||10 Materials under review||5 Materials under review||COMING SOON|
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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.