The U.S. metalworking fluids industry is waiting to learn how the United States will regulate medium- and long-chain chlorinated paraffins. And waiting. And waiting.
Chlorinated paraffins have been the target of regulators for years, and according to experts including Neil Canter of Chemical Solutions, Willow Grove, Pa., this scrutiny is apt to continue for some time with no end point in sight. Canter summed up recent developments in the United States and Canada at the STLE annual meeting in May.